Cost of a Cooper restoration in 1983

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Cost of a Cooper restoration in 1983

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Received through the post today an old copy of practical classics on Mini Cooper Restoration. This will probably bring tears to some people’s eyes but a full restoration in 1983 came to £446.92

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I have redone a few mid 80's "Restorations" & take it from me, £450.00 was too much for most of them.

The idea of a "Restoration" in the 1980's is light years away from what people think of as a restoration today.
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Robinmk1 wrote:Received through the post today an old copy of practical classics on Mini Cooper Restoration. This will probably bring tears to some people’s eyes but a full restoration in 1983 came to £446.92
It was closer to £4000.

Whatever happened to 838UFC?

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80's restoration..

It reminds me an article about door repair..

A big layer of filler.. maybe on the mk1 main site?

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Re: Cost of a Cooper restoration in 1983

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Costafortune wrote:
Robinmk1 wrote:Received through the post today an old copy of practical classics on Mini Cooper Restoration. This will probably bring tears to some people’s eyes but a full restoration in 1983 came to £446.92
It was closer to £4000.

Whatever happened to 838UFC?
That was the engine cost @ £446.92

Engine = £446.92
Suspension and brakes =£230.41
Bright works and fittings =£319.75
Bodyshell = £290.09

Total for parts = £1,287.17 .... I stand corrected :-)

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Re: Cost of a Cooper restoration in 1983

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As pointed out earlier it was 838UFC
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