Electric Mini.

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Bitsilly
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Electric Mini.

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I really am not sure what to do about my electric Mini which has no registration and as is won't get one, but I would guess it may appeal to someone abroad, or someone who fancies electrifying their Mini and having a few nice bits left over.
Or a track day car?
I have spent a lot and valuing it is hard, but parts to do a decent electric conversion are usually 20K and upward, and my car has enough batteries to sell the ones in the boot and still have a rapid Mini with just the front ones, (If you buy it just for the parts to do your own conversion).

Without the electric bits it is still a nice old mk1 but with a few quirky personal tweaks, which are easy to remove. They you will have a good restored car with no engine, ancillaries or exhaust, but with all the best period mods like cooper brakes, also hi-lows etc. it is not a car for a purist.

I have the original 850 engine which was apparently running eons ago.

What is a restored shell with seats etc etc worth? £5K? Everything is either restored, NOS or recommended upgrades.

So £25K or is that pie in the sky?

Or grossly undervalued (fingers crossed). Though this car does not have a registration, and before anyone suggests the bloody obvious (possibly involving a hole-welder), I am married to a solicitor who won't let me do anything shifty, though if you do and pull one over on the DVLA I for one will applaud.

Two more things, If you are doing a EV conversion do not drill any holes.
The reversing light is not with it but there is a boot mounted one which is included.
For full description see the Ecoclassics thread on 'our projects' section.
Price could go up or down, sorry.
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Re: Electric Mini.

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Don't sell, park it up for the winter covered up and review your options after that. Too much gone into it to loose it and things may change.

Sorry, but that's my opinion :geek:
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Re: Electric Mini.

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Thanks Dave,
you are probably right, I am just jaded right now!
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