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 Posted: Sep 14, 2017 04:16PM
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You posted on my new forum on restoration but for some reason I cannot locate the new forum.  Sorry , I am new to navigating the forum.  Any suggestions on how I can locate 

Thanks

Mehmood

 Posted: Sep 14, 2017 01:23PM
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Thanks I will start a new thread.  Not looking for cheap, just priced competitively to others since this is a new one for me.

 Posted: Sep 14, 2017 10:50AM
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mehmood.. NO resto shop is CHEAP..  most folks seem think this.  I saw where Se7en in  Calli is doing four mini picks now.  full frame off restos . engine tranny total rebuild.. cost is mere $80 LARGE each PLUS the cost of the pick up..  dido what chuck just said.. start new tread.. later bc www.montecarlomini.com 

 Posted: Sep 14, 2017 07:20AM
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Mehmood, I suggest you start your own thread so your request isn't buried in a non-related thread.

 Posted: Sep 14, 2017 05:14AM
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I just bought a 1974 Mini Cooper Classic.  I am located in Connecticut and am looking for a restoration shop on the eats coast that is reliable and reasonably priced.  Any suggestions would be very welcome

Thanks a Million

 Posted: Sep 8, 2017 06:11AM
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sxsman..   had a RED STRIPE lately ?/ later  bc

 Posted: Sep 6, 2017 06:51AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rowfour
No, I have not made the purchase yet.
Thanks for all the great information.

Just to add, the car is currently registered.
Would that still make it illegal?

I will reconsider my offer.

Thanks again.


row
If you know it's illegal going in please don't seek sympathy here if things go South. 
Yes, since it's registered now it's less likely to throw red flags. Maybe you like living on the edge,  I don't know. 
Much sage advice has been bestowed upon you.
Only thing I would change is run, do not walk away.
You already felt there was a problem with the gauges straight ahead instead of center location. 
Go with your gut. 

 Posted: Sep 6, 2017 06:10AM
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guys.. I think we have another JIMGUAM here looking for the perfect mini..  ??bc

 Posted: Sep 5, 2017 12:45PM
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To the original poster....... go all out and buy the last MkII Morris Cooper made !  ( listed in another thread )

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Sep 5, 2017 12:40PM
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tothefloor..  you are only 39 ?/ a spring chicken.. as we say in earl nc.. btw. I will be 66 this month. and ONLY been importing/exporting cars for  a mere 44 years..  what would I know about all this??later bc

 Posted: Sep 5, 2017 10:43AM
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as mentioned above... run.
 
Listen to those with experience I think everybody who's responded to you has better than 10 or 20 years experience. I'm at your 39 and werewolf it's got to be that long or more. Like KD and mini Mike and dr. Mini these guys have all seen it before don't get involved.

 Posted: Sep 5, 2017 07:33AM
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rowfour.. well  did you buy a classic mini yet?? later bc

 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 10:51AM
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rowfour.. ok. here are the two mini clubman that your were looking at on www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C900225 and www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C902651  . might ask the arm chair experts what you are going to find in better condition and legit PRE 76 Minis..  for under 5000 quid.. btw.  everyone uses AA inspections or Societe de General for car inspection if buying SIGHT UNSEEN.. they both check vin numbers against the V 5 red ( UK TITLE) check for rust and check to make sure the cars runs and drives properly..  SHipping to west coast is about $1750.. expect $1k in CBP duty , bond and entry. and inland freight ( picking up the car and then taking to southampton uk .. and inspection another $1.5k..  later bill cox  bille.cox@hotmail.com  

 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 09:27AM
 Edited:  Sep 3, 2017 06:28PM
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row four. fyi  that  BRG mini on craigslist in LA . also is re vin.  btw  . good chating with you via email this week.  but trying to find LEGIT   PRE 76 in N Calli is going to be  real TOUGH..  with budget under $10k.. total.. dr mini what is up with all the RE VINs for sale on MLs site his consginment listing  AND on MM cars for sale. Seems Miniguy/ ML has NOT been a lic dealer for 10 plus years and NOT even a lic broker now.?? CARB/ DMV  Folks out  there in LA taking a long  nap?? later bc

 Posted: Aug 29, 2017 09:00AM
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rowfour,

where do you live?  What state?  Someone nearby might contact you if you fill out that basic info in your profile. No need for your address. 

If you're paranoid, put in a town near where you live.

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 07:34PM
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rowfour.. ML. aka Miniguy. has NOT been a lic dealer since 2006 and now NOT even a Lic broker now in California..  you can email me off line , I can give you the skinny.. on him.. later bc  bille.cox@hotmail.com

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 05:40PM
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Member since:Aug 25, 2017
I appreciate all the info, thank you.

I'm taking all of this into consideration.
I'm not risking a cent for a guranteed loss.

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 05:10PM
 Edited:  Aug 29, 2017 05:11PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rowfour
Yes, this mini is titled, clean in fact, and is currently registered.

Not sure who ML is. Is that good or bad?

Thanks.


row
Well not really clean now is it. Title lists it as a 1968 but we all know it is not a 1968. If you are good with the murky background of this Mini then buy it. You seem to be the type that asks advise and only listens to what you want to hear.

It's still a real Mini and looks to be in decent shape. Being a later Mini there a few nice upgrades over a genuine early car like the roll up windows. It will be just as much fun to drive as a 1968. Having said that there is another point to consider ... in like for like condition a true 1968 will be worth more than a 1980-1990 something Mini. Are you paying the right purchase price for the actual year of this Mini?

How about your insurance company. Will they care about the year issue if discovered after making a claim? 

So if you are ok buying something that is not as advertised jump in with both feet. It's going to be a gamble on your part. California resident or not I would not go down this path. 

"ML" is MiniGuy you can find him at www.miniguy.com

Please if you do buy this Mini and you bump into another classic owner don't call it a 1968. Refer to it as a Mk4 or whatever Mk it truly is.

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 03:19PM
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Yes, this mini is titled, clean in fact, and is currently registered.

Not sure who ML is. Is that good or bad?

Thanks.


row

 Posted: Aug 28, 2017 02:25PM
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rowfour.. is this transgender mini titled in Calli?? I have seen this mini before?/ didn/t ML import it ?? bc

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