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 Posted: Aug 7, 2019 07:00AM
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Oh wow!  I had no clue it was that bad.  I at least did my research before importing my Mini.  I was fully aware that if the car was anything other than OEM, it would have never made it past customs.  Thank you for sharing this!

 Posted: Aug 6, 2019 08:12PM
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this is from the Archives. for  the new guys like Gunslinger. and why you do NOT want to buy from David Ellison aka Mountain Minis..  Ellison has a mini cabrio which is NOT OEM on ebay today.. RUN FROM HIM..  later bc

 Posted: Jan 19, 2018 09:22AM
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Thank you and I apologize for not being more clear about my intentions when jumping into the middle of this forum post. 

 Posted: Jan 19, 2018 08:02AM
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Casey: welcome (finally) to the forum. very nice looking car! Glad you had no problems.

I can see why Bill was suspicious - we occasionally get false testimonies and adverts from posters who show up once and then disappear. It is unusual for a first time poster to jump into the middle of a 'heated discussion'.

You may get nagged to fill in your profile once you start posting about problems. At least your fan appears to be on the right way round! I'd get a cover for that fuse-box - they are very prone to moisture problems.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jan 18, 2018 02:00PM
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casey.. thanks. for posting. nice looking mini.. enjoy it.. drive it like you STOLE it.. later  bc  ps now the fun part comes with Fla DMV.. make sure both vin numbers match..

 Posted: Jan 18, 2018 01:01PM
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And here is the original ebay listing: 
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Mini-Classic-Mini-/401449934485?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=5srDw%252FYLgK8TQFb%252FYrMgZopiJb0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

 Posted: Jan 18, 2018 12:58PM
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casey.. . nothing personal. but david ellison at Mt Minis.. has had dozens and dozens of cars SEIZED by CBP/ US CUSTOMS..  this  was started by beane1.. might email him about your best BB ellison.. might post photo of your mini here with documents that you really bought it.. have a nice day.. bc

 Posted: Jan 18, 2018 08:53AM
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First of all who am am I trying to scam? I'm just sharing my experience and saying that it wasn't as difficult as you all said on here. I have used MiniMania for years but I have never used the forums until now when I was researching importing Minis. I don't know why you are being so defensive and accusing me of trying to scam I don't know who, by just sharing my experience. 

This was my first time importing a car ever and my first classic Mini purchase. I have been a MINI owner for years but have always wanted a classic. I can guarantee everything I said is true. I have all the paperwork, photos, and email correspondence between David and the shipping agent to prove it. 

 Posted: Jan 17, 2018 08:33PM
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casey. for some reason in that you have NEVER posted here.. looks like a SCAM..  nothing is easy with CBP / US CUSTOMS these days.. just look at the post with Whee and Mini mover about crossing the US border.. later bc  ps.  why did you NOT call me?? so post photo of your car and 7501 CUSTOMS form

 Posted: Jan 17, 2018 05:57PM
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My Mini, which I purchased from David Ellison back at the beginning of last month, arrived at the port in Jacksonville on Saturday, it received the clearance notice on Tuesday morning and I picked up the Mini this afternoon. It was the easiest and smoothest transaction and process. I had no idea what to expect because I have never imported a car before and this is my first Mini. I had absolutely no issues. 

 Posted: Dec 14, 2017 07:11PM
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casey.. will call me off line and I will give you the SKINNY on david ellison. of Mt Mines.. he has had DOZENS of cars SEIZED by CBP in last five years..  bill cox  1.704.487.6797 home  montecarlomini.net

 Posted: Dec 14, 2017 03:55PM
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Just curious, what's wrong with David Ellison?

 Posted: Nov 6, 2017 03:23PM
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CBP/ US CUSTOMS has  CRUSHED  dozens  of classic minis and land rover defenders in last couple of years..real shame.. check out the CRUSHING on utube..  low down dirty shame... later bc

 Posted: Nov 6, 2017 01:20PM
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I just hate to think of a car being crushed...

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 Posted: Sep 11, 2017 06:40AM
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beane1 . did you ever find a mini to cut up?/ later bc  www.montecarlomini.com  lic NC dealer  

 Posted: Aug 31, 2017 05:21PM
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malsal thanks for the update.. I bet is was on of david ellisons minis.. aka Mountain minis.. later bc

 Posted: Aug 31, 2017 01:58PM
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Ace u pull it in Jax already crushed it.

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

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Aug 31, 2017 01:38PM
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dr mini. sent me photo of mini that has been SEIZED and is in Jax. Florida. today.  looks like 94 SPI, but extended between the doors.. it is BRG..  belong to anyone here at MM??  Car part is going to CRUSH it.. ouch.. later bc

 Posted: Aug 30, 2017 06:09PM
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check out the www.seattleminiowners.com or SAMOA in seattle for a mini..  I would NOT import a mini or land rover at this time due to CBP being out of CONTROL.. note NO lic dealer can legally  sell a car he does NOT have on his dealer lot and US title in hand.. later bc

 Posted: Aug 30, 2017 06:06PM
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CONGRATULATIONS on getting the full reimbursement!  That is awesome and quiet surprising.


miniless - There are a couple Mini posted on the local craigslist here.  I check almost daily, just something to do during breaks.  If you are around Everett I'd be happy to show you mine so you know what to expect as far as size, working space, and any other of the few pointers I have learned so far.  There are also a couple of local importers who have expressed interest in importing Minis.  You could talk to them about seeing if they can get one from Japan.  But, of course, keep this thread in mind.  One company is constantly importing Skyline, Silvia, and other JDM cars with aftermarket parts (wheels, intercoolers, intake, exhaust, seats....) and they don't seem to have issues.

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