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

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Yes, GVU was used as a reserve series, I confess I cant see when this number was issued, but it must be quite recently.
Car is reg as a Rover Mini without a single MoT to its name..reg April 66 when looking at MoT check,
And a Morris in Tax checker which also says Oct75 first Registration, and a V5 issued March24.
Hmm, I'm not sufficiently up to speed on this era of registrations to actually interpret that level of confusion.
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And its recorded engine No is 9FD5AH16696. Where does that line up?
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and.rs1800 wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 5:57 pm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/315254452117 ... R5KYy9_QYw
Same advert on car and classic but it’s a dealer selling it-the eBay advert comes across like it’s a private sale…
Wouldn’t a Cooper have chrome door handles not door pulls on the inside?
Yes. And Yes. ;) Definitely a dealer sale. He's used quite a few IDs on ebay hasn't he.
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Ok, this is what I've now got....
Up til the start of March 24 it was on KBN 778P.
True enough one registered keeper since 1st May 1980. (but how may owners in that time I wonder?) Between its UK registration in 75 and 1980 it had 3 other Keepers.
Why is it on a P plate? Probably an import from somewhere in Oct75....
If important to a prospect they need to ask some unambiguous questions over its early history, which the ads make no mention of.
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peasantslife wrote: Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:19 pm Ok, this is what I've now got....
Up til the start of March 24 it was on KBN 778P.
True enough one registered keeper since 1st May 1980. (but how may owners in that time I wonder?) Between its UK registration in 75 and 1980 it had 3 other Keepers.
Why is it on a P plate? Probably an import from somewhere in Oct75....
If important to a prospect they need to ask some unambiguous questions over its early history, which the ads make no mention of.
Excellent detective work
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Most likely it was built from a body shell (new or used) and registered as 'built from parts' in 1975 - in those days DVLC just registered such cars on the latest registration letter.

KBN778P is down as a dead number but shows a registration date of 18/4/66.

Is it the same car? The V5 was registered to one person since 1980. It means nothing. You can see the new trim, the original lower dash rail vinyl and the badly fitted top rail vinyl. Probably cut it from an old DFS sofa at the tip.

You can buy a proper 998 Cooper for 20 grand so why buy one with an Enid Blyton history? Unless it's four figures beginning with a 5 or a 6 of course.
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It’s been pulled from eBay

TBH, not so bothered about the history, for me its a bit too tarted up, remove the bonnet stripe, Rocker cover, etc….,forget the BS knock a few grand off and might be worth a punt, as a car to drive.

Would need to check the surface rust, is just that, surface rust, though

Oddly, the seller must spend an inordinate amount of time in barns, as all last few cars he sold were “barn finds” according to reviews….
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Another Cooper “barn find” from a certain person in Henley…..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256451854196 ... R7rQivzQYw
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Exminiman » Fri Mar 29, 2024 2:29 am

Another Cooper “barn find” from a certain person in Henley…..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256451854196 ... R7rQivzQYw



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Exminiman wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 2:29 am Another Cooper “barn find” from a certain person in Henley…..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/256451854196 ... R7rQivzQYw
OK, I've looked at the listing. What's wrong about the car or the seller?
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