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 Posted: Dec 14, 2017 02:42PM
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Originally Posted by Shmevans
Hi all, this is my first post since I was googling the VIN of my new Mini (!!!) Turns out that I just bought (last weekend) the Mini this thread is about. It IS in fact a RHD Mini 1000 from 1979. Runs great, just needs a Speedo cable from what I can tell.

I'm sure I'l be posting up lots more once I have the car into the garage and have a chance to really poke around thoroughly. 

Sorry Darren!! :/

Been looking forward to joining the community since I can remember so glad the day is finally here. I'm in Richmond Hill so if there are any locals let me know. I'l probably need some guidance come the Spring!

Chat with you all soon.
Brad
Hi Brad,
I'm in Hamilton but work in Mississauga.
I did check oh that mini. Was he able to get the signals to work?
Email me if you want to connect.
Joltfreak(at)gmail.com

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  //www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: Dec 14, 2017 02:17PM
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Oh-oh... the dreaded "just needs a speedometer cable"....

Just joking!

Welcome Brad and congrats on your acquisition. 

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Dec 14, 2017 05:56AM
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Hi all, this is my first post since I was googling the VIN of my new Mini (!!!) Turns out that I just bought (last weekend) the Mini this thread is about. It IS in fact a RHD Mini 1000 from 1979. Runs great, just needs a Speedo cable from what I can tell.

I'm sure I'l be posting up lots more once I have the car into the garage and have a chance to really poke around thoroughly. 

Sorry Darren!! :/

Been looking forward to joining the community since I can remember so glad the day is finally here. I'm in Richmond Hill so if there are any locals let me know. I'l probably need some guidance come the Spring!

Chat with you all soon.
Brad

 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 04:35PM
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  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 12:02PM
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  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Nov 19, 2017 11:02AM
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I've emailed him to offer to look at it with him since I'm in town. Heard nothing back.....

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  //www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: Nov 18, 2017 05:38PM
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Dan, not a peep.
Deb

Keith & Deb

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 Posted: Nov 17, 2017 07:42AM
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TTT

Debbie:  Any word from Darren?

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 06:34PM
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If you are planning on stopping near Montreal let us know and we can give you a place for the night.
Debbie

Keith & Deb

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 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 03:49PM
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Sounds like a fun adventure, purchase some basic tools, jumper cables, tape, RTV, flashlight,and fluids in Hamilton, should be under a $100 and can make all the difference. Good luck

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 02:53PM
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And further to MPlayla's post, the 595427 number would put the build some time in the late 70s. I don't follow the Mk III and later cars much so I can't get you any closer.

Ve9aa. Bought a Pickup in the SE once. Hadn't seen it in person. Drove it home to Seattle via the southern states and up the west coast. 4000 miles. Worked out fine, but I wouldn't do it again. One gets smarter with time.

Good luck Darren.

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 01:06PM
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1750kms in a car you've never seen before? You're a braver man than I Gunga Darren !

Good luck !

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 10:49AM
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17 digit vin numbers were not  used until 1980.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 10:40AM
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Thank you VERY much MPlayle ! I REALLY appreciate your help ! I suspect I likely should have done this a different way ( different thread perhaps ) , but I am having a very busy day, and your help has saved me a lot of time, as well as squelching any doubts that I had ( wasn’t 17 digits for instance ) about the VIN #’s. The car is a 1979 RHD car that was imported from England. This is how it is advertised, so it jives with your ( and my ) findings. I think this will help with the process of me getting insurance from my current insurer too. Also, because the car is in Ontario, I receive a package called the Used Vehicle Information Package ( UVIP ) which also offers some degree of assurance of what I am buying. This is a law in Ontario , and for someone buying a vehicle in Ontario ( like I will be doing ) , it is just short of an MVI as far as I can understand. My Kia is still being worked on, but at least the mechanic is in the process of putting everything back together $$$. But at least it will be done in time for me to get to my insurance company, which is only about 1 Km away from Canadian Tire. Once I am sure they will insure me, I only need to book my flight. Tomorrow will start early, because my flight leaves Charlottetown at 5:20 am, meaning I have to be there at 4:20 to assure I get through the gates and baggage checks etc. Then a short layover in Montreal ( about 2 hours ), then on to Hamilton ( my destination and very close to where the seller lives ). Then it’s checking over the mini, visiting the Ontario Department of Motor Vehicles for a temporary plate. Then I start the adventure of driving my mini back to Charlottetown ( about 1750 Km ) and my buddy Lupin. My cool brother who lives near me is on holidays this week and will be looking after Lupin ( my cat ) for me. I expect about 2 and 1/2 days of travelling. I can’t do more than about 7 or 8 hours of driving each day ( ~ 700 Km ) as I get too tired. So thanks again for the help MPlayle. It really has been a help. :) I will try and log in each day of my travels to share my adventures. Peace brothers and sisters, Darren.

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 10:23AM
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I am not sure how much you trust the collective "us" Darren, but I can tell you that many times WE have seen buyers remorse or guys getting a car that was not what it appeared.(vin be damned).
If it were me I'd run it by the collective to see what they thought of the car before you hop on that plane.

Pix. Description. Price.

There are many fake-or stolen or revinned minis around.
Just one guys opinion.....fwiw....
Ymmv

I hope u get what ur looking for tho

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 09:55AM
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x= no meaning
L = 998 engine
2S = 2 door Saloon
1 = Round nose
N = Special Deluxe
595427 = sequence number
A = Longbridge assembled (English built)

Edit: The format matches that for a 1974-1980 UK built Mini.

 Posted: Nov 14, 2017 08:51AM
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Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing well. I am well, although my day is busy, and I am hoping that I can receive some help with the VIN of a mini I plan to buy tommorow. My daily driver ( 2008 Kia Rio5 ) is in getting work done on it at Canadian Tire so that it will pass its yearly MVI. Two wheel bearings on front passenger side and new brake shoes on the rear as well as oil change and a few other thing$. So I’m trying to book a flight to Hamilton for tommorow, plus get my DD back on the road from Canadian Tire, AND go to my insurance company and work out insurance on this 1979 RHD Mini 1000. Quite busy, so I’m asking if someone will save me time and decode my VIN for me ? Here it is if someone will do the decoding for me. It would really help me in this race against the clock :

XL2S1N595427A

This info seems to be correct in the check I did using the info in the “ I D your mini “ thread. But as it’s very new to me , I would appreciate it if someone did a decode for me to verify that I am right about the car. I won’t taint the decode by revealing my findings until someone ( hopefully ) gives it a try.

With hopes of help, thank you ;

Darren and Lupin ;) ??