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 Posted: Feb 2, 2013 08:32PM
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Last post: Apr 20, 2014
Member since:Aug 29, 2010

nope mine has never been on the road

 Posted: Feb 1, 2013 10:58AM
Total posts: 18
Last post: Aug 20, 2013
Member since:May 22, 2009
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Originally Posted by racingflea

Ive seen the car being driven and what caught my eye was that it was same colours as mine. the p.o was military and It was on craigslist for a llong time before he left he drove it hard very hard as I say it first hand I was at the leesville handy hugo gas station where it meets 540 he was on leesville going north there was a bunch of stickers on it and it had a large 13 in a circle on the side I maybe off on the number either way he was driving it hard makes me wonder why the engine bits were sold could it be damaged I think this was 2010 maybe late 2009 i can  go look at it and get pics if you and post if anyone wants

Where do you live in Raleigh? Ive never seen a mini around, but my girlfriend just said she saw one in an employee section at NC state university. could this be yours?

And id love to have this for parts, i just cant imagine a mini being deemed unworthy. thats just obsurdSealed

 Posted: Jan 31, 2013 07:04AM
Total posts: 375
Last post: Apr 20, 2014
Member since:Aug 29, 2010

thats it i wonder if he blew the engine

 Posted: Jan 31, 2013 05:41AM
Total posts: 7708
Last post: Apr 14, 2014
Member since:Jun 5, 2000


My friend Dean recognized the car also.  It used to belong to Sean Tarpy who was trying to sell the car for a LOT of money.  It is not an -S.  It is a copy/clone of a ralley car.

The link below is to an old listing where Sean was trying to sell the car.
http://www.flyingcircusenglishcars.com/community/index.php?topic=29.0

There is a picture link on the page linked above if you want to see more pictures of the car in its "before" state.  If the seller is/has-been parting the car out there is no telling what will be left when he actually sells the car.

Doug L.
 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 08:44PM
Total posts: 375
Last post: Apr 20, 2014
Member since:Aug 29, 2010

Ive seen the car being driven and what caught my eye was that it was same colours as mine. the p.o was military and It was on craigslist for a llong time before he left he drove it hard very hard as I say it first hand I was at the leesville handy hugo gas station where it meets 540 he was on leesville going north there was a bunch of stickers on it and it had a large 13 in a circle on the side I maybe off on the number either way he was driving it hard makes me wonder why the engine bits were sold could it be damaged I think this was 2010 maybe late 2009 i can  go look at it and get pics if you and post if anyone wants

 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 08:43PM
Total posts: 2106
Last post: Apr 10, 2014
Member since:Oct 8, 2011
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It would be a very rare MK2 S without a right hand tank. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 05:51PM
Total posts: 228
Last post: Apr 17, 2014
Member since:Feb 14, 2010
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Jedduh01,

My question would be: If he's not a Mini guy how does he know so much about it, like the build of the motor and the miles? I would think a Se7en engine build with only 2500 miles would look better than that one does.

I'd check with Se7en first on the build, that is unless he has paper work then all is good.

 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 05:16PM
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Member since:Apr 30, 2009
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Just from the seller, I offered to still come this weekend if still around. He keeps dangling info in front of me.

From Seller: " Ok, I will tell you if buyer #2 falls through. I can't offer even the parts for much less than I am asking now, thanks to what everyone is asking. The engine will be out in less than an hour. I pulled most everything else out around it. I would help you yank it all up here, too, and get you out of here ASAP "

Sounds to me like hes Parting it out. I wouldn't be suprised if he lets the wrecking company for scrap metal come tow it away once he gets some cash for the motor.

I too believe its a Mk2 S car--- Tall Bean can on the Master Cyl. Chrome in just the right places on the interior too.

Shame...

 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 03:47PM
 Edited:  Jan 30, 2013 04:06PM
Total posts: 741
Last post: Apr 20, 2014
Member since:Apr 30, 2009
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Waiting to see this show up here... Being Less than 2 hours from me this was on my radar. Had an appt to go see the car this Saturday AM - with tow equipment ready.

Seller is in no way a mini person - As seller says , car was abandoned on his property and he just wants it gone. Short story of it is- there is no title. Abondoner declared bankruptsy and the courts deemed it not worthy. The owner never titled it in his name either and would take some hoops o get a NC title for it too. This seller sold off the easy stuff- Seats and engine acessories- but lost interest in the market. Not knowing about MM either.

Lots of good items there to part out - but shame to see 80% of a complete car be parted for what should be a nice ride (besides Ugly). Sure the car could be titled again- but would take the buyer some effort.

When i was talking to the seller Monday / Tuesday - he had it for 3k - last night- revised price $4500. Due to heavy interest. That turned me off right there.

First come first serve- GO GET IT!

 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 03:40PM
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Last post: Apr 19, 2014
Member since:Feb 7, 2006

Looks like it may be a MK II Cooper but the dash rail is not covered, shame he sold off a few of the decent bits (servo, grille, distributor, radiator, seats, carpet etc) and didn't try and sell it complete first.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 03:39PM
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Last post: Apr 17, 2014
Member since:Nov 24, 2012

Around $6K for the engine alone.


 

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 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 02:43PM
Total posts: 148
Last post: Mar 30, 2014
Member since:May 13, 2010
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Wow...I might jump on this!

/// Basil - 1974 Mini 1000 /// THE BLOG: www.thebluepotato.net/blog

 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 02:28PM
Total posts: 7708
Last post: Apr 14, 2014
Member since:Jun 5, 2000


What a terrible time to have no money for projects!

Doug L.
 Posted: Jan 30, 2013 12:32PM
Total posts: 9274
Last post: Apr 18, 2014
Member since:Jan 16, 2000

Mini project in Raleigh, NC - was passed along to me by a friend.  I am not affiliated with the car and I have no further info or knowledge of the car than what is listed.  Just posting for the board's information. Link here

SE7EN