Author Topic: Minis For Sale on BAT  (Read 185339 times)

Offline Scargo

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1525 on: July 22, 2020, 07:43:03 PM »
In response to BruceK; I had an R53 (Cooper S). I ordered it new in '06, waited 12 weeks to take delivery, thoroughly enjoyed it for over 7 years and 113,000 miles of nearly trouble-free daily and long distance driving. It was nothing short fantastic. I was thrilled to have the last year of the Mk.1's, before BMW started to inject steroids into the mix.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1526 on: July 22, 2020, 10:15:06 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/



The S seems like a pretty unmolested car it should do well on BaT.

Online BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1527 on: July 23, 2020, 11:47:45 AM »
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/



The S seems like a pretty unmolested car it should do well on BaT.



I donít disagree at all.  Iím just amazed there seems to be an endless supply of buyers willing to pay big, big  bucks for genuine early Coopers.   Nothing against the that.  But wow.


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

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1528 on: July 23, 2020, 11:28:28 PM »
It must be Mini week on BaT.
Now a 1971 Morris Mini K basically a Australian Cooper S but a whole lot nicer than the 1971 UK Cooper S.
It has some interior mods and with some nice engine mods too.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1529 on: July 25, 2020, 12:12:08 AM »
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.



The 61 de seamed MK I sold for a healthy $13,000.

Online BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1530 on: July 25, 2020, 06:54:10 AM »
It must be Mini week on BaT.
Now a 1971 Morris Mini K basically a Australian Cooper S but a whole lot nicer than the 1971 UK Cooper S.
It has some interior mods and with some nice engine mods too.

Yes, interesting Mini.  Too bad a rare one like this has been converted to LHD.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-mini-1971-australian-morris-mini-cooper-s/

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

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1531 on: July 25, 2020, 10:16:53 PM »
Easy enough to convert back to RHD which I would do if I owned it as I can't seem to get comfortable in a LHD Mini.
Not a show car but has all the right stuff to be a good daily driver.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1532 on: July 29, 2020, 12:15:31 AM »
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.

Well Bryan should be happy as his supercharged Mini sold for $25,750.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1533 on: July 29, 2020, 10:07:19 AM »
That was a good result....the guy who bought it has plenty of money based on his other BaT purchases, and is a former SCCA racer, so I think the car went to the right guy. He lives in the PNW so the car should have plenty of road time in the future.....I told him maybe we'd see him at MMW in Vancouver next summer - assuming they hold it.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1534 on: July 29, 2020, 10:03:46 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/



The S seems like a pretty unmolested car it should do well on BaT.
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The red/black Canadian Cooper S project bought $26,500 with a rnm.
I honestly thought it would have sold for that figure especially as it is a project and $26,500 is roughly $35,350 Canadian $.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1535 on: July 30, 2020, 10:48:38 AM »
Yeah, I thought that was ALL the money for a project like that, but worse cars have gone for more including some that don't even run!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1536 on: July 30, 2020, 04:15:44 PM »
It must be Mini week on BaT.
Now a 1971 Morris Mini K basically a Australian Cooper S but a whole lot nicer than the 1971 UK Cooper S.
It has some interior mods and with some nice engine mods too.

Yes, interesting Mini.  Too bad a rare one like this has been converted to LHD.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1971-mini-1971-australian-morris-mini-cooper-s/



Another rnm at $16,750 on this Aussie Mini K with a Se7en ent 1330cc engine.
I thought this one would have done better.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1537 on: July 30, 2020, 05:44:58 PM »
3000 over what I paid for mine with a seVen 1380
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.

Online BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1538 on: July 31, 2020, 01:41:40 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/


This pretty original Mk. I Cooper S was only bid to $26,500 and reserve was not met.  Based upon the crazy prices of other 'original' Mk. I Cooper S models recently, I would have thought this would go a lot higher.  Perhaps there is a limited number of people who want to pay premiums for an early Cooper S...
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Online BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1539 on: August 06, 2020, 05:53:55 AM »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1540 on: August 06, 2020, 09:38:11 AM »
Poor paint job on this one, oversills too...... ::)

I'm a little surprised they took this listing actually.....
« Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 10:43:51 AM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Online BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1541 on: August 06, 2020, 12:39:41 PM »
Are you saying they have sold out and are just in it for the bucks?  Hmmmmm
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1542 on: August 06, 2020, 01:03:04 PM »
BaT was sold......for $300mil
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Online BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1543 on: August 06, 2020, 03:06:14 PM »
Right.  Thatís exactly what I was alluding to.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Online 94touring

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1544 on: August 06, 2020, 03:10:07 PM »
Went through a budget refurb at some point...well 1990 I suppose.  Easy car to turn into something nice but I don't suspect it will pull much in the auction.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1545 on: August 09, 2020, 05:15:02 PM »
Less than two days to go and only at $6,800 this one may be a RNM.
I am sure the shade of green along with other things is not helping the sale but a running and driving early mk I should be doing a lot better than this one currently is.

Online BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1546 on: August 10, 2020, 08:50:43 PM »
A late model Cooper is now on BaT.   For some reason itís been converted to LHD, and the badging is all mismatched.   But it looks like a nice car that should bring some bids.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1991-mini-mk-vi/

« Last Edit: August 10, 2020, 08:54:23 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 #1547 on: August 12, 2020, 09:44:15 PM »
And another one on BaT.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1962-austin-mini-cooper-8/



Sold with single leading shoe brakes for an impressive $14,150.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1548 on: August 12, 2020, 09:52:12 PM »
Looks like a bitsa to me. The "welding" and filling of the new front wings is awful in fact there is a work order for correcting cracked filler on the wing, the gaps are terrible with over spray everywhere.
The vin plate is held on by one rivet all the flares are filled in and bonded to the body which is just asking for trouble if they are not welded on metal flares.
This car has had a rough UK life.