Author Topic: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT  (Read 7983 times)

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #75 on: September 10, 2018, 07:54:24 AM »
This showed up on the local Craigslist.


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1989 Austin Mini "30" - $9500 (Wichita Falls)
1989 Mini 30th anniversary edition. 1.3l with 4 speed manual trans. RHD, 1 of 300 made with these options. Clean body, comes with 2nd engine/trans, hood, doors, wheels, tires, front subframe... long list of extra parts. No payment plans and no trades.
https://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/cto/d/1989-austin-mini-30/6684493805.html

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #76 on: September 11, 2018, 10:38:11 AM »
Depending upon the unknown condition of this car, I think that's a pretty good price for a 1275 equipped Mini (and with spare parts too).

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #77 on: September 11, 2018, 10:51:39 AM »
Go for it.  Buy it, clean it, pop it on BaT for double.   77.gif  Texas Mini Flippers!
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #78 on: September 11, 2018, 11:28:27 AM »
Go for it.  Buy it, clean it, pop it on BaT for double.   77.gif  Texas Mini Flippers!

Not too different from the Japanese-spec Mini currently on BaT.  I saw that the seller received the for the car just last month.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline velopackrat

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #79 on: September 11, 2018, 12:52:10 PM »
Maybe a scam, maybe already sold but here it is:
https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/classic-mini-body/6689693195.html

I already emailed twice and got chirping crickets.

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2018, 01:00:13 PM »
Maybe a scam, maybe already sold but here it is:
https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/classic-mini-body/6689693195.html

I already emailed twice and got chirping crickets.

Hmmm.  The trashcan matches the location where it claims to be.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2018, 01:01:57 PM »
Was probably parts donor for the yellow one in the corner of the pic.  If I only had the room.  Lol
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #82 on: October 28, 2018, 09:43:05 AM »
Further proof that the Mini world - as least for Mk1 Cooper S -  has gone as mad as the Porsche world. this lovely example brought £20,000 at auction in the UK yesterday...Ö

So clearly a candidate for one of the new Heritage Mk1 shells, but other than that it only needs.......everything! Do you think they paid £20K for the vin?
« Last Edit: October 28, 2018, 09:45:56 AM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #83 on: October 28, 2018, 10:08:43 AM »
20k for a title or he's getting a divorce and tossing money away out of spite.  8.gif

Offline velopackrat

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2018, 10:42:02 AM »
But Guys,

Look on the bright side.  It looks to be a 1071S and they are only original once.  Oh, and "barn find condition" is en vogue.
I'm kidding.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #85 on: October 28, 2018, 11:12:36 AM »
What do you suppose that yellow thing on the dash is?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #86 on: October 28, 2018, 01:59:52 PM »
The yellow thing looks like a part from a wheel boot?

The Brits are suffering from collective automotive guilt for very casually sending more than 4 million (!) Minis to the scrapyards over the past decades including many Cooper S models.   Therefore they get hyper nostalgic and very sentimental (and financially foolish) when they actually unearth an old Mk. I  Mini.  And multiply that times 10 if itís a Cooper S.   

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #87 on: October 28, 2018, 04:41:12 PM »
Reminds me of the muscle car craze of the early 2000s. There was a rusted out shell of a cuda, but the vin said it was a Hemi car and therefore was work $50k.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.


Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #89 on: November 08, 2018, 05:09:32 PM »
There's probably a reason you haven't see this done before...

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/1967-volkswagen-street-rod/6715371885.html

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MPlayle

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #90 on: November 08, 2018, 08:06:50 PM »
I remember somebody did that sort of thing with an old Mini body shell several years back.

Offline ADRay

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #91 on: November 09, 2018, 05:26:32 AM »
every time I see something like that, I like to think they found the donor car as a total loss with the front already ripped off of it...
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #92 on: November 09, 2018, 05:25:28 PM »
I got bored, so I started looking for Minis on Craigslist across the country. 

Some of these are reasonable, and some are definitely head-scratchers.  But all are interesting for one reason or another.  Sometimes it's the wildly crazy price.  Other times it's the owner's lack of knowledge.  Bonus if it's both!   Enjoy!


My favorite quote in one of the ads was this gem:  "We have had 6 people in this car, and it handles it just fine."     

A Mini in Texas
https://houston.craigslist.org/cto/d/1983-austin-mini-cooper/6741072504.html

A  Mini near Daveís house in Kansas.  Itís a Mk. I, so that counts for something.
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1962-austin-mini-cooper/6726365918.html

Mk. III Mini in the St. Louis area
https://stlouis.craigslist.org/cto/d/1978-classic-austin-mini/6734663279.html

A Mk. II Mini 998 in Colorado
https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/1968-austin-mini-62k-restored/6736579086.html

Some Minis in in Georgia
https://nashville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1987-austin-mini/6741183205.html
https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/d/1976-austin-mini-cooper/6728542464.html

A silver automatic Mini in Florida
https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/1984-austin-mini-cooper/6723758240.html   

Another Florida Mini, but this time in Pensacola
https://pensacola.craigslist.org/cto/d/austin-mini/6742499102.html   

A crusty Mk. I Mini in Wisconsin
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/classic-austin-mini/6740525165.html

Another Mini in Wisc, but itís a Canadian market Mini
https://northernwi.craigslist.org/cto/d/1978-austin-mini-in-mostly/6722072930.html

A not-1972 Mini in Arizona
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/1972-classic-austin-mini/6729289139.html

Also in AZ, a 1990s Mini from Japan made to look like a Mk. I.
https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/d/1991-rover-mini-cooper/6701447123.html

A Clubman in FL.
https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/cto/d/1974-austin-mini-clubman/6725655693.html

A Mini in New York that looks like a red Popemobile to me.  And speaking of the Pope, this owner better start praying really hard if he expects $30K for this beast.
https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/d/austin-mini/6734880962.html

A 998 Mini in North Carolina
https://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/d/1974-classic-austin-mini/6740777665.html

A not-1969 Mini in an interesting color in Nevada
https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/cto/d/1969-austin-morris-mini/6743573035.html   

A Mini Woody estate car in California
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1964-austin-mini-cooper-woody/6727540340.html

A Mini Pickup in California
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/austin-mini-trade/6729914197.html

A not-1970 Mini Mk. II, also in California
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/d/classic-mini-1970-austin-mini/6732043166.html

Hereís a Mk. III or so Mini with a 1275 in Maryland
https://lancaster.craigslist.org/cto/d/1973-austin-mini/6728569828.html

A Japanese-market Mini with AC in New Jersey
https://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/d/1990-austin-mini/6741467008.html

A Mk. I Mini in pieces in Oregon
https://sacramento.craigslist.org/cto/d/1960-austin-mini/6726894435.html

A not-1963, not-cheap Mini in California
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/d/1963-austin-mini-cooper-rhd/6743642625.html

« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 05:34:21 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #93 on: November 09, 2018, 07:12:38 PM »
You must have been bored!

I know the guy in OP that has this car for sale, he's a nutter but he had a fistful of Minis and has slowly sold them off. His cars are always every bit as nice as it looks, so this would probably be a good buy.

Did 68's still have external hinges? I thought that's when they went to roll up windows and internal hinges?
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 07:15:17 PM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Whee

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #94 on: November 09, 2018, 07:41:52 PM »
You must have been bored!

I know the guy in OP that has this car for sale, he's a nutter but he had a fistful of Minis and has slowly sold them off. His cars are always every bit as nice as it looks, so this would probably be a good buy.

Did 68's still have external hinges? I thought that's when they went to roll up windows and internal hinges?

Late 69 was the swap. Mk II were external hinges (except for pickup which always stayed external)

Offline velopackrat

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #95 on: November 09, 2018, 09:12:21 PM »

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2018, 09:40:40 PM »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #97 on: November 09, 2018, 11:33:19 PM »
Isn't that the same car in the Kansas ad?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #98 on: November 10, 2018, 10:36:43 AM »
A penny for your thoughts on this Mini.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/ctd/d/1968-morris-mini-minor-penny/6730020319.html

I think there were several of these made.  I saw one in Niagara Falls (slowly I turned...) back in the 1980s.  And one in San Antonio in the early 1990s.  Both were sitting outside a Ripley's Believe it Or Not tourist trap.   Could have been the same car, but I don't think so.

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Reply #99 on: November 10, 2018, 10:40:13 AM »
How about a Morris Mini from New Zealand, with a Hillman ID plate?

https://providence.craigslist.org/cto/d/1971-morris-mini-1000-rh-drive/6735069406.html
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville