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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:12 pm 
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I have a set of four original LP882 rims and would like an idea of what they are worth. They have not been sandblasted and the inner bands are still the original brown colour as they left the factory. There are also the remains of the BMC labels on a couple of them. They are mainly in good condition for the age with some surface and some areas of pitted rust. One rim has a slight bend on its edge but IMO should not affect a seal with the tyre. I would like to get a set of four LP883 rims instead but they are at least as rare as the LP882s.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:35 pm 
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I wonder if anyone out there in the mini world would give the rest of us a breakdown of these LP xxx rim identifying features. It's all hieroglyphics to a thicko like me. Sorry Cabrio but you won't get many responses if we can't identify what's what.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:38 pm 
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LP882 - 3 1/2" S rims
LP883 - 4 1/2" S rims
LP888 - standard 3 1/2" rims
LP918 - Reverse rims - usually called S rims but aren't - extra inch is offset rather than 'S' inset


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:43 pm 
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3 1/2" rims are MUCH more difficult to find than 4 1/2" rims Cabrio. Not that I was around at the time, but I'm told that everyone used to throw away the factory supplied 3 1\2" rims and put on different wheels, 'back' in the day.

I picked up an almost mint set of 5 LP882's for £150 last year on eBay BUT that was a BARGAIN. Usually you are looking at £100 a wheel, sometimes more depending on condition. LP883's are much more common but will still fetch a good premium, but not as much as the 882's, in general.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:52 pm 
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Thanks Andy


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:52 pm 
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Yes Andrew, I was around in the 60's and many Coopers were consigned to the scrapyard which would be worth a fortune now. The following link is to the Wheel directory which lists all the Mini wheel "flavours" - http://www.wheeldictionary.net/10a.html. Mine have the LP882 stamped on the hub cap lugs and its repeated along with offset information on the centre band of the wheel. I currently have the LP918 wheels and tyres on the car because they work with the drum brakes but I intend finding some 7.5" disc brake assemblies so like the look of the LP883 wheels to avoid having wheel arches but retain the authentic look.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:42 am 
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I sold 2x original good condition 882s for £300 about 5 months ago.


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;) Always have a look at nut crush..


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:17 am 
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Andrew1967 wrote:
3 1/2" rims are MUCH more difficult to find than 4 1/2" rims Cabrio. Not that I was around at the time, but I'm told that everyone used to throw away the factory supplied 3 1\2" rims and put on different wheels, 'back' in the day.

I picked up an almost mint set of 5 LP882's for £150 last year on eBay BUT that was a BARGAIN. Usually you are looking at £100 a wheel, sometimes more depending on condition. LP883's are much more common but will still fetch a good premium, but not as much as the 882's, in general.


Great to get a bargain. I bought a set of 3.5" from a chap close to me. He's not really up on the finer details of Minis or what parts are relly worth, but he told me at a show he had a set of Mini steelies with new tyres if I was interested. I was looking 3.5" for the rear of the autotest Mini so went to get them from him. Said he needed £120 including the tyres so there was a bargain straight out of the box. When I called to collect them there were 4 fully refurbished original LP882s shod with new rubber!! I told him I needed to give him more for them but he wouldn't hear of it. Tried to make him take more but he still refused. I did eventually give him 3 £50 notes. I don't know where he got them from but he said he was making profit on what I was giving him so someone must've really given them away cheap.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Hi Cabrio, ive got a nice set of 4 x 4 1/2 S rims that i dont think i, ll ever use if you,d want to swop for your 3 1/2 's.
Cheers Tim


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