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 Austin Mini Jet Black in Seattle/Idaho

 Created by: MattS
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Oct 27, 2021 12:52AM MattS  
Oct 26, 2021 10:59AM dr. jinG  
Oct 26, 2021 06:27AM onetim  
Oct 25, 2021 08:47AM MattS  
Oct 22, 2021 11:02AM ve9aa Edited: Oct 22, 2021 11:06AM 
Oct 22, 2021 05:58AM MattS Edited: Oct 22, 2021 11:55AM 
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 Posted: Oct 27, 2021 12:52AM
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Thanks Dr.jing! Appreciate knowing someone else has been in the situation! Did you get any luck with yours?

 Posted: Oct 26, 2021 10:59AM
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MattS, best of luck in finding someone that can help you get in touch!  I have been in your position.  It's at least worth a shot.  And if not for sale now, at least they have your info for the future and know you are interested in case their circumstances change!

**Dr. jinG**

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 Posted: Oct 26, 2021 06:27AM
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I always have a price for car's that are not for sale, usually ends the conversation quickly.

 Posted: Oct 25, 2021 08:47AM
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ve9aa, thanks for replying. As you may have guessed, I am aware that there are other Jet Black Minis but, in case I wasn't clear enough, I'm looking trying to track down this actual car/get in touch with the owner to ask if they would be willing to sell.

Your opinion on the 'creepiness' of the post is duly noted. Obviously, I was hoping for the replies to be a bit more constructive than just giving opinions on the content and I am aware that not everyone will be happy to be contacted in this way. On the other hand, the car holds some sentimental value and if you never ask out, you will never know.

To return to the matter at hand, if anyone has the ability to let the owner know that I would like to put my hand up for contact if they are thinking of selling the car, that would be amazing and I would be massively grateful!


 Posted: Oct 22, 2021 11:02AM
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Don't take this the wrong way, but wouldn't it be a whole lot easier to just buy a Jet Black that's actually for sale or make your own Jet Black clone (there's not a whole lot special about them), rather than creep on some guy who just bought it , doesn't have it for sale and doesn't know you?

In some states, the shotgun would come out first before the questions start getting asked

(ok, a little extreme,). but if I didn't have my car for sale and started getting excitable emails, phone calls, or a knock on my door from someone wanting to buy my car, I'd have to send them packin')

Just sayin'

That post of yours weirded me out.

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Hi all,

This is my first post in the forum and I hope this is ok to post - I have joined for a specific mission!

I am trying to track down a 1988 Mini Jet Black which was registered in the UK originally but was exported by mountainminis in 2020 to a buyer in Seattle. I have been told that it originally touched down in Seattle, but that buyer has since sold it to a person who possibly lives in Idaho.

 The chassis number is SAXXL2S1020375483 and it was registered with the number plate E865LWS before being exported.

Below is a link to the copy of the UK advert and I have attached some pictures to this post in case anyone recognises it and can help put me in touch with either the person who bought it from the UK or currently owns it (possibly in Idaho).

//smclassiccars.com/mini/655306-mini-jet-black-limited-edition.html

The wheels were changed and front spotlights added at some point, presumably just before it left the UK for the USA. The most distinctive part inside is the change to a wood effect dash and hideous pink meter displays!

Thanks for reading! I hope someone can help!

Matt