Author Topic: Possibly looking for another Mini  (Read 3753 times)

Offline BruceK

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2017, 01:48:43 PM »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2017, 01:57:36 PM »


A JDM Mini with a VIN indicating it is a genuine production Rover Mini Cooper carb model.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1992-Mini-Classic-Mini-Cooper/122871963375?hash=item1c9bbd5eef:g:JpcAAOSwsBtaMeBP&vxp=mtr
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2017, 03:05:38 PM »
That wrapped one was for sale on Mania for a very long time.....what the heck carb is that on the last one? Looks kinda like a Weber, but......it's sure not factory original.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 03:12:03 PM by MiniDave »
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Offline BruceK

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2017, 03:33:04 PM »
That wrapped one was for sale on Mania for a very long time.....what the heck carb is that on the last one? Looks kinda like a Weber, but......it's sure not factory original.

Is it is a naked SPI ?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2017, 04:07:56 PM »
No, not SPi, also no computer or harness in the right front corner of the car. Looks like a Weber side draft.....interesting that it has Sport Pack arches but 12" wheels and it's not a Sports Pack car near as I can tell.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 04:10:20 PM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2017, 05:03:19 PM »
Could be a Dellorto carb.  They were/are similar to a Weber carb.


Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2017, 04:47:49 PM »
I had narrowed done to a "short list" of a couple of those Bruce found and one offered offline.

The blue 998 in Portland area (with a/c), the lighter blue 998 in DFW and the option to buy back Flur - the Tahiti Blue SPI I converted to carb that Dan had restored.

I tried contacting the place in Portland selling the one with a/c and it seems it is sold already.  They haven't bothered to update the craigslist post nor their own facebook page.

The lighter blue one at the dealer in DFW appears to have cover-sills from the pictures.  I may see about further information on it as well as an update on Flur.  I may also just wait a bit more and see what turns up.

I had also been considering the red "850" woody Bruce found over in Louisiana.  Its listing has very few pictures and went up on ebay just recently.  It lists as a 1965 850, but the one interior picture shows a remote/rod-change located shifter and later model turn/wiper stalks on the steering column.  There is no picture of the engine bay nor undercarriage to make a determination from.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2017, 04:58:47 PM »
Its HARD to buy a car sight unseen......I've done it once that turned out OK, but I don't know that I could do it again.

Of the options you mentioned, I would think buying Flur back would be the best, as you know what you have.

How did it get that name?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
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Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2017, 05:07:58 PM »
I think the guy Dan bought it from named it that.  Don't know any more to the backstory.

Since both the two remaining from the initial search are in DFW, I can also make a trip up and look them both over back-to-back.

« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 05:10:51 PM by MPlayle »

Offline 94touring

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2017, 05:11:35 PM »
The original owner in Florida had named it that and had a thread on here with his attempt at fixing it.

How much is Flur going for these days?

Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2017, 05:14:00 PM »
I haven't asked that question yet.

Offline BruceK

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2017, 04:24:39 PM »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline BruceK

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2017, 05:58:31 PM »
This looks like a pretty clean Inno.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/innocenti/unspecified/2049340.html

Never mind.  This is the one that was on BaT recently.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline MiniDave

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2017, 06:22:04 PM »
I thought it looked familiar......
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2017, 08:03:44 PM »
I've noticed that many "sellers" tend to be lazy about tracking where all they have posted ads and cleaning them up (marking as sold) when the car actually sells.


Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2017, 09:07:48 PM »
The guy I bought mine from was far from internet savvy.  He did go and try to remove them, but one was ebay so he tried to raise the minimum to 50K, problem was he left off the K.  Luckily a person noticed and mentioned his mistake.  Good thing too cause the car was mine by then.  LOL.
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Offline Davisio

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2017, 07:28:31 AM »
Would be curious to know what Flur is going for these days as well.......  77.gif
I miss that little car.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2017, 04:32:35 PM »
Here's a fairly nice looking left hook 998 in Austin for $13,900

https://www.minimania.com/cars4Sale/14654/1990_Mini_1000_Sedan

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2017, 10:22:11 PM »
That is one I thonk Bruce posted from the seller's craigslist ad.  All the black&white photoshopping makes me leery of what is the seller hiding.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2017, 10:30:07 PM »
Yea, but it's just down the road from you, so you can go check it out in person.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2017, 10:46:17 PM »
Not sure exactly where in Texas it is as the guy has it listed under Austin, San Antonio, Houston and DFW craigslist groupings.

The telephone area code is also for northeast Texas outside the DFW area.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #46 on: January 01, 2018, 10:03:55 AM »
Maybe a quick phone call would find out if it's real or not?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2018, 11:31:48 AM »
At the moment, I am trying to get more information on this one:

https://www.minimania.com/cars4Sale/14741/1978_Mini_Clubman_Sedan

Trying to find someone in the Miami area to do an inspection on it.


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Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2018, 11:49:52 AM »
At the moment, I am trying to get more information on this one:

https://www.minimania.com/cars4Sale/14741/1978_Mini_Clubman_Sedan

Trying to find someone in the Miami area to do an inspection on it.

i like the one piece rear door. Looks good from the few pics.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Possibly looking for another Mini
« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2018, 01:40:35 PM »
I've gotten a few more pictures and it does seem in pretty good shape and priced well.  I want to try to get a mechanical evaluation before going further.