Author Topic: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon - SOLD  (Read 421 times)

Offline thebluepotato

FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon - SOLD
« on: September 27, 2021, 10:29:13 AM »
Mini off to a good home and Sold.

« Last Edit: September 30, 2021, 06:08:24 AM by thebluepotato »
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Offline MiniDave

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 10:43:12 AM »
Gorgeous photography!

You should put this on BaT...
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Offline 94touring

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 04:38:49 PM »
I would think this will sell quickly at that price.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 06:23:08 PM »
Agreed, Id be ALL over it if it was for sale 5 years ago.
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Offline BruceK

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 07:47:55 PM »
A beautiful car in a rarer color.  Should be an easy sale.  I agree with the others about BaT being a very good venue for the sale.
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Offline thebluepotato

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 06:24:21 AM »
Thanks guys - I am not touching BAT with a 10' pole with this one...just has too many "distractors" within their message boards functionality (and does well with other cars at times) to a classic like this as it is 1) not an original, 2) untouched barn find or 3) why the gold wheels comments.  Plus the way BAT operates, they are very aggressive on any reserve price you are thinking - almost bringing the value down in itself (this is documented online).  Just not the right fit for this mini.  But please know that I LOVE to look around on BAT as a buyer - that part is more fun than selling there.

I have a lot of interest now and pending sale happening today.  Clearly with any restoration like this, you will never make back your $$ invested.  Went back and looked at all the numbers (again) and clearly loosing a chunk, but I knew that going into it.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2021, 08:32:12 AM »
Boy, isn't that the truth......you're lucky if you make back your parts investment.....labor? only if you value your time at 1 an hour or something!

Good luck with the sale!

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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline cstudep

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 11:29:38 AM »
A beautiful car in a rarer color.  Should be an easy sale.  I agree with the others about BaT being a very good venue for the sale.

This is what my car is supposed to look like color wise, seeing this just reinforces how badly mine needs a respray.
« Last Edit: September 28, 2021, 02:48:51 PM by cstudep »

Offline skmini

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 11:58:07 AM »
I remember following the restoration, and this car was the inspiration for my interior and exterior color choices.  Tweed grey with a red interior (which as far as I can tell was not a factory combination) looks so good.

Offline cstudep

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2021, 02:50:06 PM »
It does look nice, mine also has red interior. The problem is the exterior looks nothing like this LOL

Offline ADRay

Re: FS: Fully Restored 1974 Austin Mini 1000, 2 Door Saloon
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2021, 03:00:47 PM »
say it isnt so good luck
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