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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:27 pm 
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Restall lookalikes??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Restall-type- ... SwhxBZto8G


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:35 am 
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Why. on earth, do you prefer them to the Mk1?
Aren't worth as much?
Better rearwards view?
Less interesting interiors?
Fewer made?
Silver wheels?
Skinned boot lid?
More anonymous?
Short of looking at Parnell, I can't think of any more.


Always preferred the Mark II. Neater grille and badges and the squares rear lights. Most pre '80 Minis are good but a red/black Mark II 'S' is the one for me.


I agree.......converted my first Mk1 to Mk2 spec with the help of Triple C magazine in 1974 and also remember my visit as a 10 year old to the '67 Earls Court motorshow to see the new Mk2 in the metal! :D

My First Mk1 Mini in 1974:-
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:26 am 
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Nicely fitted boot lid!

Not what I'd expect for 40 grand!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:36 am 
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:shock: Looks ugly and it is even slanting mounted :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:28 am 
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Very careless on the boot side of things - that S badge looks way out.

Is it the light or angle taken but that rear valence looks well out

Shames, as it looks nice apart from those things :?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:48 am 
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mab01uk wrote:
Costafortune wrote:
davidscothorn wrote:
Why. on earth, do you prefer them to the Mk1?
Aren't worth as much?
Better rearwards view?
Less interesting interiors?
Fewer made?
Silver wheels?
Skinned boot lid?
More anonymous?
Short of looking at Parnell, I can't think of any more.


Always preferred the Mark II. Neater grille and badges and the squares rear lights. Most pre '80 Minis are good but a red/black Mark II 'S' is the one for me.


I agree.......converted my first Mk1 to Mk2 spec with the help of Triple C magazine in 1974 and also remember my visit as a 10 year old to the '67 Earls Court motorshow to see the new Mk2 in the metal! :D

My First Mk1 Mini in 1974:-
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=10695


That's the era I recall (and miss in a way) from when I was a car mad nipper. Around 1973/4 my Dad fitted a 1300GT engine and box into a smoky 1071S and bought the old engine for a tenner - intended for a Terrapin project that never happened. The S had already been painted canary yellow with a black roof and had the Mark II rear lamps fitted. It's what folk did to them back then and I'd like to see it again. Once you've seen ten completely standard cars at a show, you've kinda seen them all. If I were to buy a mint standard Mark 1, I'd immediately fit a set of Cosmic wheels, a Benelite grille with the spot lamps and bumpers without over riders. I fear fitting a Madadash would cause some of the old MCR buffers to have a coronary. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:47 pm 
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Nicely fitted boot lid!

Not what I'd expect for 40 grand!



And is it the body or the wheels that are the wrong colour?

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:shock: 1976 Classic Mini-Cross Clubman Mini http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1976-Classic- ... Ciid%253A2

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:shock: Cooper S Mk2 :roll: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-cooper-s ... Ciid%253A2

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:34 am 
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Andrew1967 wrote:
Very careless on the boot side of things - that S badge looks way out.

Is it the light or angle taken but that rear valence looks well out

Shames, as it looks nice apart from those things :?


I think there's lots of little details that make it look thrown together. I'd give the valance the benefot of the doubt - it must be the photo that looks makes it look like most of it is bent up out of sight!
However - on top of what's been mentioned the exhaust mounting and radius arm covers just shout of poor build


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