Author Topic: Minis For Sale on BAT  (Read 191733 times)

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1575 on: September 04, 2020, 10:26:29 AM »
Yeah. Thatís really bugged me too.  I think they should have filled the empty holes with something.  Regular turn signal lenses that wouldnít be used for example.  Or fog lights.  Or driving lights.   Or blanking plates. 

Maybe something like on Enzo Ferrariís Mini Cooper?

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


Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1577 on: September 04, 2020, 12:58:26 PM »
Perfect for using to run brake ducts!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1578 on: September 04, 2020, 05:04:42 PM »
Great idea!   Reminds me of the little round grilles on the old Volvo 164.  I think those were for the horns.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1579 on: September 04, 2020, 05:45:20 PM »
Wow, I did not expect that surf blue Mini with the little trailer to stall out at $11K....I'll have to go back and read the rest of the listing to see if I can learn why it died off so badly.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1580 on: September 04, 2020, 06:00:03 PM »
Wow, I did not expect that surf blue Mini with the little trailer to stall out at $11K....I'll have to go back and read the rest of the listing to see if I can learn why it died off so badly.....

Not even a single bid on the final day of the auction!   Thatís some serious lack of interest. 

I wonder if the novelty of the trailer possibly hurt it?  Kept it out of consideration for some?   (I realize it was a big attraction for others, but comments left by some of them expressed regrets they couldnít buy it).
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline Scargo

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1581 on: September 05, 2020, 09:31:16 AM »
The Mini & a half is now listed on Mania for $22K. Good luck with THAT !!

For a car that spent the first 26 years of it's life in the UK, the seller should have posted photos of the refurbishment process (if he has any), concentrated on showing the condition of the usual rust prone areas, and shown more photos of the under body and exposed floor pans under the carpets etc. Instead he chose to show dozens of redundant photos of door handles, headlights, tail lights and dash instrumentation.

The novelty of the useless trailer most likely turned off some of the serious bidders. If I were interested in the car, I would have asked the seller how much of a credit he would offer for not including the trailer.

If it's a '78, why is it not titled as a Leyland Mini in lieu of an Austin Mini?
 
« Last Edit: September 22, 2020, 08:37:05 AM by Scargo »

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1582 on: September 05, 2020, 10:21:28 AM »

If it's a '78, why is it not titled as a Leyland Mini in lieu of an Austin Mini?
 

Each state's DMV database of car makers is slightly different and it may have been registered in a state that did not have Leyland in its list.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1583 on: September 05, 2020, 10:56:10 AM »
I think there was a reason he didn't show the underside of the car.....or the sills, or any of the other potential bad spots. that was a "Cars and Coffee" car only, I think.

So many people advertise their car as "it gets tons of look wherever you go", I've never understood why that's a selling point......but I guess that's the only reason some people buy a car. I buy them to drive them and have fun doing so! I'm less about the looks and more about the drive.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1584 on: September 05, 2020, 05:26:30 PM »

If it's a '78, why is it not titled as a Leyland Mini in lieu of an Austin Mini?
 

Each state's DMV database of car makers is slightly different and it may have been registered in a state that did not have Leyland in its list.

I donít think any Minis, outside of maybe in Oz and NZ, were called Leyland Minis.  Licensing authorities in the UK continued to use the traditional name of Austin long after the marketing department just called them plain ďMinisĒ. My 1988 Mini was listed on its V5 document in England as an Austin when I imported it. So the state title also calls it in Austin.  This is well beyond any dealership in the UK having a big Austin sign hanging in front.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1585 on: September 05, 2020, 06:58:54 PM »
I think there was a reason he didn't show the underside of the car.....or the sills, or any of the other potential bad spots. that was a "Cars and Coffee" car only, I think.

So many people advertise their car as "it gets tons of look wherever you go", I've never understood why that's a selling point......but I guess that's the only reason some people buy a car. I buy them to drive them and have fun doing so! I'm less about the looks and more about the drive.

Judging by the flaking chipped paint and rust on the lower inside bottom of the door I am sure the underneath was just as scabby.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1586 on: September 05, 2020, 07:02:57 PM »

If it's a '78, why is it not titled as a Leyland Mini in lieu of an Austin Mini?
 

Each state's DMV database of car makers is slightly different and it may have been registered in a state that did not have Leyland in its list.

I donít think any Minis, outside of maybe in Oz and NZ, were called Leyland Minis.  Licensing authorities in the UK continued to use the traditional name of Austin long after the marketing department just called them plain ďMinisĒ. My 1988 Mini was listed on its V5 document in England as an Austin when I imported it. So the state title also calls it in Austin.  This is well beyond any dealership in the UK having a big Austin sign hanging in front.

They actually were called or fell under the umbrella of Leyland cars for a while well at least on a few of the V5's/titles on Minis I imported.

Offline Scargo

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1587 on: September 06, 2020, 10:24:30 AM »
In late '69 after BMC merged with Jaguar and transformed into British Leyland, the Austin and Morris brands ceased to exist. From that point on they were simply known as Mini and carried hybrid Mini badges with a Leyland insignia. The only exception to this was during a brief period in the mid-80's when Austin badges reappeared on some models. British Leyland ran the show until '86 which is when Rover took over until the end.



Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1588 on: September 06, 2020, 04:46:20 PM »
In late '69 after BMC merged with Jaguar and transformed into British Leyland, the Austin and Morris brands ceased to exist. From that point on they were simply known as Mini and carried hybrid Mini badges with a Leyland insignia. The only exception to this was during a brief period in the mid-80's when Austin badges reappeared on some models. British Leyland ran the show until '86 which is when Rover took over until the end.

I donít dispute that at all.  But that doesnít change the fact that some people, some dealerships, and even the UKís national DVLA licensing authority continued to officially call them Austin Minis way into the late 1980s.   Not unlike how some people here in the US still think Dodge makes and sells new pickup trucks - but there hasnít been a new Dodge pickup made for over a decade now.

If you use this site below, besides understanding how many certain models are still left in the UK, you can also get a peek as to how Minis were licensed/titled. 

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Leyland+mini
« Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 04:49:00 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1589 on: September 07, 2020, 06:59:34 PM »
The VTEC Mini in Canada sold for $22,500.   Sure looks like the seller took quite a haircut on that car.   I wonder if the buyer was in the US and is going to run the gauntlet on trying to import it?   
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1590 on: September 07, 2020, 08:08:46 PM »
wow, I didn't think they were going to run the auctions today.....so much for the holiday?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1591 on: September 07, 2020, 08:23:44 PM »
Remember, they have been running international auctions for some time.  Labor Day is a US holiday and just another regular day for most the rest of the world.


Offline BruceK

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1592 on: September 07, 2020, 09:14:56 PM »
As far as I remember they run auctions every day including Christmas Thanksgiving.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1593 on: September 11, 2020, 09:51:14 PM »
Anyone else notice the absence of Miniguy from BaT bidding lately?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1594 on: September 12, 2020, 10:22:16 AM »
His site has been down for the last 3 weeks.  He has also not been responding to calls or emails.

Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1595 on: September 15, 2020, 01:03:16 PM »
I was told all his ad's have been taken down too.
Did he remove your ad Michael?

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1596 on: September 15, 2020, 01:28:27 PM »
MiniGuy's whole site has been down for just over 3 weeks.  He has also not responded to calls or emails for the same amount of time.

The ads he had posted for a couple cities on CraigsList seem to be gone.  The ad he posted for my Marcos on Mini Mania is still up.

I have my Burton accepted for listing on BaT.  I will see how that goes and may put the Mini Marcos up there as well since MiniGuy has gone missing.


Offline Jimini II

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1597 on: September 16, 2020, 02:53:33 PM »
That sounds like a good plan Michael.
Regarding listing the Marcos with BaT as the site attracts bidders from all over the World i could see it being sold in Japan or the UK where they are more well known.
I thought you just recently (this year) got the Burton?
Good luck with the sale of both.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1598 on: September 16, 2020, 03:30:32 PM »
Malcolm,

I did just get the Burton this year (bought it in December, but it did not ship until April and arrived in May).  With the economy the way it is and the oil & gas industry continuing to slump, I am having to give up the extra toys to protect finances.

I am keeping the red Saloon you helped me with last November.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Reply #1599 on: September 16, 2020, 04:00:16 PM »
When will the Burton go live on BaT?  What are you hoping to see out of it when it sells? Did they give you a good reserve? I've seen some pretty low reserves lately on cars they don't have a good track record with....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT