At The Auctions

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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Old English White
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"converted by the factory" 8-) ;) :lol:
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Costafortune
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Owned/sold by Jonathan Buncombe - there's a name from the past. Used to race for Richard Longman iirc.
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This came as a surprise!
Toyota Corolla, previous insurance write (minor but it sticks), 93k miles
It is a gt with a twin cam engine but I had no idea it would be so expensive!
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auction ... %3D.X5QLxS
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Bitsilly wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:06 pm This came as a surprise!
Toyota Corolla, previous insurance write (minor but it sticks), 93k miles
It is a gt with a twin cam engine but I had no idea it would be so expensive!
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auction ... %3D.X5QLxS
bit of a surprise, but here is one a few year ago at £35K
https://drivetribe.com/p/its-happened-t ... xX6PwZ0AAg
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iain1967s
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1962 Austin 850 woodie at a sensible price [NH, USA]

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 05988.html
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iain1967s wrote: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:08 pm 1962 Austin 850 woodie at a sensible price [NH, USA]

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/ca ... 05988.html
I’d love a traveller, what’s the import costs these days?
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Must be long wheelbase week… here is a Mk2 1969 build metal trim Austin Countryman with what looks like a gold-seal Mk3 Cooper S engine, dizzy, carbs etc. Also has the 4kw “cold climate” snail type heater blower, and upside-down door cards :roll:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-austin-countyman
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iain1967s wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:34 pm Must be long wheelbase week… here is a Mk2 1969 build metal trim Austin Countryman with what looks like a gold-seal Mk3 Cooper S engine, dizzy, carbs etc. Also has the 4kw “cold climate” snail type heater blower, and upside-down door cards :roll:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-austin-countyman
The winning bid was $19,250 USD.
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Coming up at the H&H online sale on Wednesday.

This is crying out for a sympathetic re-commission and clean up.

https://www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/lot ... 8&pn=3&g=1

ReCom 2.jpg

Even has the original interior matching door rubbers.

ReCom 1.jpg

There can't be many more of these still out there and a great colour combo of Green Mallard and Limeflower.
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surfblue63 wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 11:08 am Coming up at the H&H online sale on Wednesday.

This is crying out for a sympathetic re-commission and clean up.

https://www.handh.co.uk/auction/lot/lot ... 8&pn=3&g=1


ReCom 2.jpg


Even has the original interior matching door rubbers.


ReCom 1.jpg


There can't be many more of these still out there and a great colour combo of Green Mallard and Limeflower.
Searching for some useful information. Hang on, what's this?

"With the reverberations of the 1956-1957 Suez Crisis being felt worldwide, Leonard Lord lost little time in commissioning Alec Issigonis to begin work on a radical small car project. Apart from the constraint of using existing BMC mechanical assemblies and a brief to house four adults plus their luggage within as small as space as possible, the brilliant Issigonis was given carte blanche. His response was the now legendary Mini. Featuring an ingenious transverse-mounted powertrain (with engine sat atop gearbox), all-round independent 'rubber cone' suspension, front-wheel drive and compact rack and pinion steering, the newcomer was a packaging masterpiece not to mention one of the most influential automotive designs ever conceived. Developing some 34bhp and 44lbft of torque, its 848cc OHV four-cylinder engine reputedly gave the lightweight saloon a top speed of over 71mph. Though, such modest performance was more than compensated for by the model's exceptional handling and roadholding. Progressively developed, the diminutive four-seater could be had with a succession of larger powerplants including 998cc, 1098cc and 1275cc units and the option of automatic transmission. Launched on August 26th 1959, the Mini has remained close to the nation's heart ever since."

Well f**k me, I never knew that.

They really are full of shit. :lol:
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