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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:19 am 
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worlds most original Mk1 mini up for sale

wonder how much this one will fetch

https://www.motoringresearch.com/car-ne ... mini-sale/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 am 
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What a nice genuine car. Most likely made £40k :D I'm told it is already sold ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:56 am 
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Isn't that one of Bernie Griffins cars?

I remember him buying it a good few years ago now.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:24 am 
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As mentioned earlier now owned by Scott . It really is a mint original car . Condition is unbelievable . ...I will ask him if it's sold .... ken

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:01 am 
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It is Bernard's old car which I think he sold to Scott. Its an incredible time warp - but what would you do with it other than put it in a museum?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:31 am 
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Certainly a great car, just imagine if that was a Cooper, or S!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:19 pm 
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66Traveller wrote:
It is Bernard's old car which I think he sold to Scott. Its an incredible time warp - but what would you do with it other than put it in a museum?


very good point it is practically unusable :shock:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 pm 
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Low mileage cars are indeed a liability. Use them & the mileage goes up, don't use them & what's the point of having it.

My low mileage 850 has gone up from 15,000 to 19,000 with me & it is only recently that I decided to use it regularly as I was sick of the brakes freezing on.

Goodness knows what it would be like with a car with less than 250 miles!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:48 pm 
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I agree - I once owned a sub 30,000 mile 1966 Mk1 850 - I decided that using it was what is built for! I sold it with 36,000 on the clock in 2005 and it was still considered to be a very low mileage example. I think the problem is if you have an ultra low mileage car (sub 5,000 or perhaps even 10,000 miles) - a friend has a 3000 mile from new 1961 base model Morris 850 (which was featured in the John Presnell book) - that is still on Dunlop Gold Seal crossplies and 100% part number correct. Its lovely to look at. But it is unusable...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:15 am 
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Low mileage cars are indeed a liability. Use them & the mileage goes up, don't use them & what's the point of having it.

My low mileage 850 has gone up from 15,000 to 19,000 with me & it is only recently that I decided to use it regularly as I was sick of the brakes freezing on.

Goodness knows what it would be like with a car with less than 250 miles!!!!!!!!!!


Same with Lisa's Super - it seems to cause more problems not using it - seals and brakes are the major problem, Just need more sunny sundays :D


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