Author Topic: Minis For Sale on BAT  (Read 190461 times)

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1500 on: June 25, 2020, 01:38:56 PM »
The Vtec kicked in and came on strong in the end closing at $26k $500 less than 12 months ago.

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1501 on: June 25, 2020, 02:22:30 PM »
The Vtec kicked in and came on strong....


I see what you did there.  Yo!!!    :D
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1502 on: June 27, 2020, 05:27:49 PM »
Yes pun intended lol.

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1503 on: July 03, 2020, 04:26:07 PM »
A Mk. II Cooper S is now on BaT.    Looks pretty nice.   And we all know white with a black roof is the best color combination for a Mini.   ;D

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-morris-mini-cooper-s-mk-ii/

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1504 on: July 03, 2020, 04:37:26 PM »
So, did a '69 still  have external hinges and sliders?

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Scargo

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1505 on: July 03, 2020, 05:14:31 PM »
Yes, until the end of 1969. The Mk3 was then introduced as part of the 1970 model year.

And oh Dave, welcome back and stay well!

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1506 on: July 03, 2020, 06:38:44 PM »
So, did a '69 still  have external hinges and sliders?

Sure did, as Scargo says.   The Mk II is one of the rarest of Minis because of the short run of about 2 years.  They differed from the Mk I with the revised non-mustache grille, bigger taillights, larger rear window, monotone black interior (no more of the cool interior colors of the Mk I), different badges front and rear (the best looking Mini badges IMO), plain bumpers with no overrider tubes, and some other stuff I forget right now.

Oh, and Dave, glad you’re still kicking too.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2020, 06:40:31 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline tmsmini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1507 on: July 04, 2020, 10:34:30 AM »
Malcolm: is this one of Peter's cars(pmustang)?  I think he did some imports with Minis Bristol Minis before Barnhills.

A Mk. II Cooper S is now on BaT.    Looks pretty nice.   And we all know white with a black roof is the best color combination for a Mini.   ;D

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-morris-mini-cooper-s-mk-ii/


Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1508 on: July 05, 2020, 01:53:58 PM »
It very well could have been Terry.
MBM Bristol Minis were very big in the late 90s through the early 2000s and looked like they did excellent work.
The Cooper S for sale looks decent with a recent expensive re commision.
There are a few incorrect items but most except the hydro are easily corrected.
The one thing no one can correct is the lack of a body number which is one of the crucial items needed when establishing an S's identity.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2020, 06:18:56 PM by Jimini II »

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1509 on: July 05, 2020, 02:06:22 PM »
"The one thing no one can correct is the lack of a body number which is one of the crucial items needed when establishing an S's identity."

And trying to get all the money for it.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1510 on: July 06, 2020, 11:51:43 AM »
I'll ask Pete if it's his car.  I worked with him post Barnhills. 

Offline 94touring

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1511 on: July 06, 2020, 12:20:49 PM »
And I quote:

No and after myself and a friend bought cars “restored” by MBM I would not touch anything they touched. Both cars had horrendous rust issues upon delivery

When I bought mine, on the day I visited, there was this exact colour S, I am almost positive it was the car, how many in this shade, cooper S cars could they have done? It had rusty water marks on it at the seams.

Horrendous work.

Offline tmsmini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1512 on: July 06, 2020, 08:27:40 PM »
Thanks for the update. I always wanted to buy a car from Peter.
Now I will have to buy a Mustang and repatriate it back to the US!
Terry

Offline 94touring

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1513 on: July 07, 2020, 01:18:20 AM »
Bought my 1st mini from him nearly 20 years ago now. 1999 mpi with 120 miles on the clock.  I mean a 1970  ;D 77.gif.  Flew down to Florida to pick it up and became interested in aviation.  Who knew that one singular day would determine so much.  Today I'm flying a 777 back from Europe and looking forward to going to my shop full of minis.

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1514 on: July 07, 2020, 06:10:35 AM »
Bought my 1st mini from him nearly 20 years ago now. 1999 mpi with 120 miles on the clock.  I mean a 1970  ;D 77.gif.  Flew down to Florida to pick it up and became interested in aviation.  Who knew that one singular day would determine so much.  Today I'm flying a 777 back from Europe and looking forward to going to my shop full of minis.


Cool insight.  Funny how a few seemingly minor decisions at one time can end up changing the direction of our lives.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1515 on: July 10, 2020, 01:12:01 AM »
A Mk. II Cooper S is now on BaT.    Looks pretty nice.   And we all know white with a black roof is the best color combination for a Mini.   ;D

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-morris-mini-cooper-s-mk-ii/



The MK II Cooper S sold for a very healthy $38,500.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1516 on: July 10, 2020, 10:26:24 AM »
Looked like there were three strong players for that one, and then a new guy out of nowhere swooped in and bought it out from under them......strong money but a really nice looking car too.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline tmsmini

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1517 on: July 10, 2020, 12:34:33 PM »
I see Pete responded to the BAT listing and of course Bill C. had to reply as well!

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1518 on: July 10, 2020, 01:18:37 PM »
...and of course Bill C. had to reply as well!

You can count on that. Just like counting on MiniGuy to make an insincere bid on any Mini that appears on BaT.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1519 on: July 19, 2020, 01:51:46 PM »
There's an early Mk. I Mini on BaT and nobody, not even the owner, knows the engine size.  It's not a 1275.  This auction seems to be a magnet for comments...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-austin-mini/

Would look so much better without the very '80s air dam.



« Last Edit: July 19, 2020, 01:54:10 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1520 on: July 20, 2020, 10:14:02 PM »
The consensus is that the engine and gearbox are from an MG 1100.
De seamed but at least they left the roof gutters on but still has drum brakes.
The dashboard is a 70's Mada dash which were real popular in their day.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1521 on: July 21, 2020, 07:32:46 PM »
Bryan's supercharged blue Mini is back on BaT today, and has already attracted some bids.....I hope he gets a good price out of it.

I've noticed R53 MINIs with low miles are bringing a lot more money now too - a 2004 S with low miles sold today for $21,500!!!!!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1522 on: July 21, 2020, 10:33:35 PM »


I've noticed R53 MINIs with low miles are bringing a lot more money now too - a 2004 S with low miles sold today for $21,500!!!!!

Time to roll back the odometer on my car!   ;D

I said it before - in the coming years I think the MINI R53 models will be respected like old BMW 2002 models are.  More like the 2002 tii models.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1523 on: July 22, 2020, 05:00:52 PM »
Bryan's supercharged blue Mini is back on BaT today, and has already attracted some bids.....I hope he gets a good price out of it.


And here it is:  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-mini-mk-iii-2/

Good like with the auction.


1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1524 on: July 22, 2020, 05:05:16 PM »
And BaT now has a Mk. I Cooper S from Canada.  It's a 1275 and has some rust, so it is being sold as a "project".

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966-austin-mini-cooper-s-6/

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce