Why hasn't this car sold?

Why hasn't this car sold?

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Redmax

Original Poster:

745 posts

169 months

Monday 6th July
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stunning-Classic-1968-M...

I'm tentatively looking for a Mini. I'd like a S but can't afford one, and I'd like a Mk1 but can't afford of those either.

This car looks nice, but it's been for sale for ages including going twice to auction and not selling.

It's at the top end price-wise compared to similar cars but it's not insanely out of the ballpark.

What am I missing please..?

Thanks

Jason

Lotobear

2,199 posts

84 months

Tuesday 7th July
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...probably because it's very much 'top end' price wise for what it is.

It's neither a Mk1 nor is it a Mk2 'S'. Basic Mk2 Coopers were never that loved I seem to recall, if it was a Mk1 Cooper it would probably have gone by now but the reality is everyone wants an 'S'


P5BNij

5,835 posts

62 months

Tuesday 7th July
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A good Mk2 is often much nicer to drive than an S, I've had two (both '69s) and used one of them as my daily transport for five years, nippy enough for a 998 but not too noisy like my Mk2 S which I've had for nearly ten years. If it were closer to £15k / £16k it would probably find a buyer.

This South African built '67 Mk1 has been for sale for a while too but is rather nice and I'd say is reasonably priced for its rarity - 1000cc engine from new and Innocenti / Australian style doors with wind up windows and opening quarterlights....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-1967-Austin-MIN...





Edited by P5BNij on Tuesday 7th July 12:53

Redmax

Original Poster:

745 posts

169 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Thanks guys, much appreciated beer

sunbeam alpine

5,290 posts

144 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Is it my eyes or are the welds in pic 5 a bit wonky?

As others have said, it's a lot of money.

Redmax

Original Poster:

745 posts

169 months

Tuesday 7th July
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sunbeam alpine said:
Is it my eyes or are the welds in pic 5 a bit wonky?
Yes, I spotted that.

I may go and have look anyway...

RONV

281 posts

90 months

Wednesday 8th July
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this was mine in 1967 a great car swopped it for a VX490 as family was getting bigger wish I still had it

P5BNij

5,835 posts

62 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Redmax said:
sunbeam alpine said:
Is it my eyes or are the welds in pic 5 a bit wonky?
Yes, I spotted that.

I may go and have look anyway...
I've owned fifteen classic Minis and at least half of them are like that from the factory! It looks reasonably well restored and appears to have all the right bits in the right places but I can't see the red commission plate in the engine bay which most Mk2s ought to have. I notice its hydrolastic suspension is long gone too, this isn't really a problem though as many have been converted from 'wet' to 'dry' over the years.

As nice as it looks, I think it would look even better on a set of thick rimmed 5''x10'' Minilites or 5''x10'' Cosmics.


Edited by P5BNij on Wednesday 8th July 12:49


Edited by P5BNij on Wednesday 8th July 12:52

stevensdrs

2,168 posts

156 months

Wednesday 8th July
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I have only owned 1 mini, looked a bit like that one. I will never own another, hateful things. £20k is a ridiculous price to ask for that heap of assorted parts, which is why there are no takers.

Tin Hat

847 posts

165 months

Sunday 26th July
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stevensdrs said:
I have only owned 1 mini, looked a bit like that one. I will never own another, hateful things. £20k is a ridiculous price to ask for that heap of assorted parts, which is why there are no takers.
Well that’s tidied up that little quandary, thanks for the info