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 Question about a Mini I am considering

 Created by: VadGTI
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 Posted: Feb 17, 2021 09:13AM
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That MINI looks in good shape.  Seems like a great price.
Only negatives I see are the colour and the Cooper badging on the rear.....not cool

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Feb 13, 2021 07:12AM
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Originally Posted by Abelclasico
A 356!! That is my ultimate dream car (after a Mini Wagon, a 2CV......)
Biggest regret I have (regarding cars) is selling my 1965 Porsche 356, the last year made. Mine was unique as it had a factory 12 volt system. Still kicking myself for letting her go! 

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A 356!! That is my ultimate dream car (after a Mini Wagon, a 2CV......)

 Posted: Feb 13, 2021 06:06AM
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Quote:Nice Porsche! I've had a couple of 356's and a Carrera 2. Getting ready to buy another, considering my age will probably be my last one.....
Originally Posted by VadGTI
The plan was to register it in Vermont. I would only drive it maybe 1000 miles a year or so, so hopefully it won't be an issue. That's about what I put on my other fun car.





 Posted: Feb 12, 2021 09:55PM
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The plan was to register it in Vermont. I would only drive it maybe 1000 miles a year or so, so hopefully it won't be an issue. That's about what I put on my other fun car.





 Posted: Feb 12, 2021 04:42PM
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Originally Posted by tothefloor
PASS!!   It's a 1988 and you live in CA.  You will never get it registered!!!
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 Posted: Feb 12, 2021 11:07AM
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PASS!!   It's a 1988 and you live in CA.  You will never get it registered!!!

 Posted: Feb 11, 2021 03:42PM
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Originally Posted by Kermy
That's a very low price, IMHO. Can you do the transmission work yourself?           

 

I'm not quite sure if my mechanical skills (or lack thereof) will be sufficient to tackle such a project :D. 

 Posted: Feb 10, 2021 09:38PM
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That's a very low price, IMHO. Can you do the transmission work yourself?           

 Posted: Feb 10, 2021 06:42PM
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A friend of mine in Japan has a neighbor in his village selling a Mini.  It's a 1988 998cc car.  He's owned it for 20 years. 8 years ago, he did a glass-out respray (minus engine bay) and it's been sitting ever since.  Since I've inquired, he's been trying to get the car running and getting rid of the old gas throughout the system.  It's got a bunch of mods, including twin carbs and adjustable suspension and well as some massive flares with way-too-narrow wheels (so I'll need to change the wheels or ditch the flares for some smaller ones).

One big issue that the seller confessed to is a 3-to-2 grind on downshift, necessitating double-clutching.  Given this, what are the forum's thoughts on a price of about $7,700 for this thing (not including shipping)?  Too high?  Too low?  Just right?











8 years of dripping oil







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