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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:42 am 
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Do you think it is worth going to the garden to dig for the '59 850?

Or even they mythical Burmese Spitfires :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world- ... eries.html

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:13 am 
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Has everyone seen this video

Brand new car buried for fifty years supposedly sealed against the elements, unfortunately didnt go to plan

If my eyes dont deceive me the late boyd coddington shows face at 3 mins in



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMxxS4tRhLM

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:19 pm 
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That was an epic fail then :shock:

Boyd appears two or three times in the video.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:41 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
Do you think it is worth going to the garden to dig for the '59 850?

Or even they mythical Burmese Spitfires :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world- ... eries.html

I doubt it the hoe hsd 10in of water in it even brfore we tipped everythin in it, and when i looked on google earth a while ago they had built a garage over the top of where it was buried.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:22 pm 
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On the up side, if I'd been asked this 6 months ago, I'd have said my van.

And there it is, sitting on the drive awaiting restoration.

So don't worry about all the ones you should have sold - sometimes they come back to you.

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(Oh, but the Mink - why did I sell the Mink?????)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:04 am 
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66Traveller wrote:
My 1965 Mk1 Morris 998 Cooper - Tweed Grey / OEW. Unrestored with period accessories - the car had amazing patina and I bitterly regret selling it!



Ahhh, the good old rear window wiper. This was the first accessory I purchased for my 1962 850 mini which i purchased as my first car for £15.00 plus of course the 10.00 new fibre glass front (after chopping off the damaged front wings, bonnet and front panel with a blunt bolster and hammer! The paint shine on the hand painted bonnet was very individual!

With a bit of careful driving I could make a full tank of petrol which cost £1.45 last a full week! (approx 150 to 200 miles)

The rear wiper is tempting going forward but how often does a Cooper S get wet these days!? but were invaluable for keeping an eye out for the police speed cops on their motorbikes... :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:25 am 
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didnt a forum member on here buy this car a few years ago? based in essex?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:55 pm 
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Not cars :)

A nearly perfect copy of Iron Man #1 and 2 - in a lot with some other nice titles $250 - although I think the prices have dropped out of the bottom on these recently
The first 2 times I got out of the Magic the Gathering card game. I sold both times for about $700. Each collection today would easily be close to $15,000

And missed out? A mint 1971 VW Super Beetle convertible. Had an offer to pick one up for $150 back in high school. I still can't figure out why exactly I didn't buy it.

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Like many others on the forum i have been into minis for many years with just a few to my credit!! I live in leafy Lincolnshire and my first car was an Antique Gold Austin Mini 1000, PJL 835R which was given a set of GB alloys, a couple of Cibies and a leather steering wheel....all this back in 1984!! a few Fords followed until i bought my first MK1 - a 1966 Austin 850 SDL with one family owner. ECT 254D was Almond Green and Alexander converted from new. Then came the car which i should have never sold.....twice! EDV 32C was a French 1965 Austin Cooper in Old English White /Black. EDV had one French family owner from new, was totally original and only had 52,000 kms on the clock! i gave this car a set of Minilites and a wood rim Moto Lita and in 1996 a bare metal restoration and the only panels replaced were the drivers narrow sill and the rear valence!! It was featured in both magazines and won many awards....and it was never trailered! As you do, i sold it twice and have tried to replace it many times with a 1982 HL Auto, a 1986 Piccadilly, a 1993 Italian Job and a 1997 Balmoral. My dream car bought but was never possible was my 1964 Cooper 'S' 1071 AKY 188B - a Surf Blue Morris which was all original and sold by Tony Fall!! but which was as rotten as a peach and well beyond my means. Another car which i should have never sold.

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