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 Post subject: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:45 pm 
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Don't ask me what this is!
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961- ... -cooper-3/


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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:01 pm 
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That’s the second-most ugly mini I’ve seen this week...



This was the winner :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:29 pm 
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iain1967s wrote:
That’s the second-most ugly mini I’ve seen this week...



This was the winner :shock:



You have my 100% vote as well :lol:

Alan


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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 am 
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WTF has been done, you must be ....... to do that :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:15 am 
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Been reading some of the comments on the BAT site regarding this mini...I give up!
I have no idea what this car is....could be any year...could be any model...could be anything! Looks like a bitza.
It is already over $4Kusd......suppose the bits that have been added are worth that ....ish!


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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:32 am 
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I'm surprised this is even on BAT. It can be surprisingly difficult to get your car listed on a BAT auction (according to friends of mine who have tried), and the BAT guys aren't so clueless that they wouldn't know a 'Bitsa when they see one.

This is a completely pedestrian car that isn't worth the discussion on BAT. It's an eBay type car, looks solid enough to drive around, but far from having any sort of pedigree.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:41 pm 
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Sorry for hijacking the thread Dermott...

Strikes me that the yellow BAT mini was probably at least partially built from the claimed 61 SDL - the early heater, narrow quarter window catches, piano hinges, Mk1 rear panel - but it has obviously been rebuilt using a later front end including cutout front panel, Mk2 grille and bonnet trim. But really not sure how it ended up with a RHD parking wipers and scuttle, and no cowling on the inner wing...

Then the real hackers got to it and ‘cooperised’ it with a second tank, electric fuel pump, magnolia dash, and the hideous “full gimp” wipe-down internal trim.

Maybe it’s actually a composite of two cars, or a re-shell of the original SDL into a later Mk1 S shell? That would be a turnaround to the usual :)

Gutting it, painting it back to signal red, and a Newton Commercial interior would go a long way to making it easier on the eye...


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 Post subject: Re: Mini on BAT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:42 pm 
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The heritage certificate shows the original colour to be Tartan red but inside the car there are significant areas where the paint has rubbed off and it looks to be blue underneath so it most likely is not the original shell.

It looks to be an early shell because there is no heater fresh air hose hole in the RHS dash panel.


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