WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

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and.rs1800
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Exminiman wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:12 am
“Mini Cooper replica” is stretching it a bit.....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284006957990
Not a very helpful seller-they had a car for sale a while ago I was interested in-point blank refused to send me any pictures of the front subframe tower bolts to confirm it was a an early mk3 shell as he was claiming.he also said he doesn’t know much about minis-I’d suggest he knows enough to tell the difference between a late mk4 shell and an early mk3.....

And he will only take you for a test drive (with him driving) once you have paid a deposit!!
I have never purchased a car I was not allowed to drive beforehand ffs

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So this is basically a standard mk2 with modifications, so why would it command a £28k price tag ?. Just because the dealer says it's an S recreation ?. Don't they get that it's not the specification that commands a genuine S high price, it's the fact that it is genuine. I'm beginning to lose interest in looking for a modified car if this is how the market is going.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1265377

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and.rs1800 wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:58 am
Exminiman wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:12 am
“Mini Cooper replica” is stretching it a bit.....
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284006957990
Not a very helpful seller-they had a car for sale a while ago I was interested in-point blank refused to send me any pictures of the front subframe tower bolts to confirm it was a an early mk3 shell as he was claiming.he also said he doesn’t know much about minis-I’d suggest he knows enough to tell the difference between a late mk4 shell and an early mk3.....

And he will only take you for a test drive (with him driving) once you have paid a deposit!!
I have never purchased a car I was not allowed to drive beforehand ffs
As he is a dealer, I’m not sure he can sell the car on a trade ‘no comebacks’ basis to someone not in the trade

The whole tone of the T’s and C’s would put me off and the description doesn’t do a lot for the confidence levels either !!

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Ultimately, as the (potential) buyer, you hold the purse strings, together with the freedom to walk away and spend your money elsewhere.
If the trader can dispose of the car in the trade, instead of selling to you, why worry, ce la vie, surely its not the only car for sale!
Any seller who is evasive, difficult and uncooperative deserves a wide berth IMHO
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He shows in that ad that he has been buying & selling for 20+ years & he has a score of 84 on ebay .. so he has not done much selling :lol:

and.rs1800
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somex wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Ultimately, as the (potential) buyer, you hold the purse strings, together with the freedom to walk away and spend your money elsewhere.
If the trader can dispose of the car in the trade, instead of selling to you, why worry, ce la vie, surely its not the only car for sale!
Any seller who is evasive, difficult and uncooperative deserves a wide berth IMHO
I’m not at all worried,I was just giving a little insight into that particular trader and their terrible attitude lol

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Plenty of nice detailed pictures here:
https://themarket.co.uk/listings/austin ... 4dda4439f5
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Restoration by Henley Classic Minis.......

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Old English White wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Restoration by Henley Classic Minis.......
Is this the guy that used to trade out of his house at Sonning Common (near Henley) ? if so I would be very wary........

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