RE: David Brown teases 'highly tuned' Mini Remastered

RE: David Brown teases 'highly tuned' Mini Remastered

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DonkeyApple

34,387 posts

114 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Arsecati said:
There are so many faults to your argument here, I really couldn't be bothered. Though I will say, that I wouldn't regard the 99+% people on this planet who would 'typically struggle to acquire such extreme wealth' - idiots. But each to their own.
Err, that wasn’t what was being said was it? Rather the opposite. rofl

Bit of a low brow twist going on there. wink

200Plus Club

6,688 posts

223 months

Wednesday 11th September
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130k is a tad optimistic but if it sells fair play to them. Would be a hoot to drive no doubt.

Arsecati

292 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th September
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DonkeyApple said:
Err, that wasn’t what was being said was it? Rather the opposite. rofl

Bit of a low brow twist going on there. wink
Maybe an idea to revisit your grammar & spelling then, as that is how I read it. And no, I'm not trying to be a 'grammar nazi plonker', but if you read your post again, you may see a couple of 'errors' there that could easily allow someone to misinterpret what your actual point was.

P5BNij

4,008 posts

51 months

Wednesday 11th September
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If I was minted enough to bag one of those I'd still rather have a genuine period coachbuilt Mini if one came along - this '69 Wood & Pickett Mk2 Cooper S is currently for sale in the Cooper Register club mag at £48k, which probably still sounds too much to some but having seen it a few times it's got bags of character and a wonderful history.... W&P only converted a handful of Mk2s before sales really took off in the '70s with the Mk3 and Clubman style bodyshells...







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Venturist

2,744 posts

140 months

Wednesday 11th September
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P5BNij said:
If I was minted enough to bag one of those I'd still rather have a genuine period coachbuilt Mini if one came along - this '69 Wood & Pickett Mk2 Cooper S is currently for sale in the Cooper Register club mag at £48k, which probably still sounds too much to some but having seen it a few times it's got bags of character and a wonderful history.... W&P only converted a handful of Mk2s before sales really took off in the '70s with the Mk3 and Clubman style bodyshells...



Great, so, 0 miles on the clock, 3 years full manufacturer warranty in case of any issues? Needless to say it won’t rust and will start on the button every time? Can I see the brochure to get ideas on what paint and interior I might fancy? It’ll sync with my phone right?

Arsecati

292 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th September
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P5BNij said:
If I was minted enough to bag one of those I'd still rather have a genuine period coachbuilt Mini if one came along - this '69 Wood & Pickett Mk2 Cooper S is currently for sale in the Cooper Register club mag at £48k, which probably still sounds too much to some but having seen it a few times it's got bags of character and a wonderful history.... W&P only converted a handful of Mk2s before sales really took off in the '70s with the Mk3 and Clubman style bodyshells...







Edited by P5BNij on Wednesday 11th September 12:04
Though this particular one wouldn't be to my taste - I am definitely on the same page as you here, in that I can at least begin to see where some of the value may lie, considering it's originality, provenance and history (though still a bit high pricewise in my opinion!). Problem for me is, is that I've restored enough old cars over the years (literally just putting back together an original 1970 Morris Minor Pickup truck after a bare metal, 5 coat respray, having been restored/preserved to better than factory condition. I say 'better', because I've added fitted carpets and period seatbelts, which it didn't have when it was new!), and for the life of me, cannot work out how you can stuff £130k in to the shell of a Mini! As others have mentioned, there are far more reputable and admired engine builders out there to insert one of the finest 'appropriate' engines in to it, and even then getting to grips with using the finest materials available to tailor the interior, at the end of the day, it is still............. a Mini! Each to their own I guess - but unless Paddy himself sat in it, there's just no way anyone can convince me that THIS Mini could be worth that much money: that's well sorted E-Type money! wink

P5BNij

4,008 posts

51 months

Wednesday 11th September
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I can't see where that £130k has gone either - it doesn't matter how good the workmanship is it's way overpriced for what it is. Fair play to those who can afford it though, it's their money. At least they haven't used a really early Mini like a Mk1 or Mk2 as their starting point as there are still plenty of later donors out there of the wind-up window type (1969 to 2000), they're not that rare at all really.

The W&P car I posted above has risen in value a fair bit over the last three or four years, it's a car I've sort of kept an eye on and has been sold on three times in as many years.





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Arsecati

292 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th September
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P5BNij said:
I can't see where that £130k has gone either - it doesn't matter how good the workmanship is it's way overpriced for what it is. Fair play to those who can afford it though, it's their money. At least they haven't used a really early Mini like a Mk1 or Mk2 as their starting point as there are still plenty of later donors out there of the wind-up window type (1969 to 2000), they're not that rare at all really.

The W&P car I posted above has risen in value a fair bit over the last three or four years, it's a car I've sort of kept an eye on and has been sold on three times in as many years.





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Edited by P5BNij on Wednesday 11th September 14:11
I believe Paul McCartney's Radford Cooper S went for about £180k - I mean, if you're going to blow £130k, what's another £50k? I'm guessing anything related to PH (just realised Paddy Hopkirk's initials are the same as PistonHeads - I mean Mr. Hopkirk in this respect!), or any of The Italian Job film cars would be WELL in to the 6 figures also, and I wouldn't bat an eyelid at any of those prices. A bit of idle Googling has thrown up 'Whizzo' Williams' 1963 Cooper S just sold a couple of months back for £65,250. Imagine that: a bonafide classic, one of the most memorable and historically significant Mini's on the planet, going for exactly HALF the price of one of these 'Remastered' versions! Damn, I was only going to ask about £18k for my Moggy Pickup...... I think I'll list it at £40k now!!! wink