WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

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sanm72
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Austin Mini Cooper MK1 66'
Innocenti Mini Cooper MK2 69'
Innocenti Mini Cooper MK3 71'
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Costafortune
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They probably went to the same school as these clowns:

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1675266

I'm thousands of miles away from the car, but I can see that it's clearly rubbish. Mini prices are settling and these are worth four figures as restoration projects.
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Costafortune wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 7:15 pm They probably went to the same school as these clowns:

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1675266

I'm thousands of miles away from the car, but I can see that it's clearly rubbish. Mini prices are settling and these are worth four figures as restoration projects.
we have an old saw: "Every day there are 5 dimwits arriving at the station". Multiply that by days per year and amount of stations and you have a huge potential buiyership.
Yes I am a nerd: I am researching the Austrian Mini-racing scene of the 60s and 70s :ugeek:
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256452970917 ... R7DamNjLYw

Another U.K. minis prize for sale,not my cup of tea but I bet it’s had a fortune spent on it.the full length sun roof is a no no for me
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and.rs1800 wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:24 pm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256452970917 ... R7DamNjLYw

Another U.K. minis prize for sale,not my cup of tea but I bet it’s had a fortune spent on it.the full length sun roof is a no no for me
For me those type of cars lack credibility or a purpose……ie lightened brackets all over inc bonnet hinges in aluminium, why ? Then you add a sunroof, which presumably adds weight for floor strengthening…….etc no real design direction.

On the plus side looks nicely built and I am sure lots will like it, not a grumpy old fart though …… :lol:
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this very old fart can see to buy it with a big haggle to get a new built & presumably sorted Heritage Shell complete with the rebuilt engine and box .. then flog off all the Glitz Bits to raise cash ..( no issue if you have the proper spare parts stash) then you have a cheap rust free car to use as a Summer "Daily" when the sun roof will come in handy ;)
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The ad also says:-
"Built for a TV show that was never aired, Peter Andre was one of the presenters!"
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Polarsilver wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 10:01 am this very old fart can see to buy it with a big haggle to get a new built & presumably sorted Heritage Shell complete with the rebuilt engine and box .. then flog off all the Glitz Bits to raise cash ..( no issue if you have the proper spare parts stash) then you have a cheap rust free car to use as a Summer "Daily" when the sun roof will come in handy ;)
yes it is a good point, £15K (or what ever you can knock it down to) gest you a heritage shell, plus a load of bits to sell....
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I put in a couple of (low) offers, seller is now only accepting full asking price “ agree to buy it tomorrow morning for full asking price and you’ll be top of the list”..
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/145682503909 ... media=COPY

Does this seem reasonable there seems to be so many "early vans " that have later type bodies and running gear?
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