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 Posted: Oct 22, 2019 11:37AM
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I came late to the game, but I've had my Riley Elf for 15 years now. Still having a blast.

 Posted: Oct 22, 2019 10:04AM
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17years and counting...
First ride in a Mini was a mid-60's white wagon .
My first Mini was a MK1 1968 green Austin Countryman Super(?) Deluxe, bought September 15 1972 for $175.00 + $5.75 sales tax and $2.00 title transfer fee. It took about a week to bring it up to roadworthy condition. It lasted about 3 years and was replaced by a green 1969 Saloon whose clutch slipped and could not be shifted because a shifter fork was loose. I think it was about $300 as is. I was able to tighten the shifter fork by drilling and tapping an access hole in the back of the transmission case between the diff and the speedo drive.

A long hiatus until I bought my present Mini in August 2002 from Erik Mogilever... remember him? I actually got a pretty fair deal on it, which included a respray in the colour of my choice. It is the only thing I have ever bought through Ebay!

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

 Posted: Oct 22, 2019 05:27AM
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I know I can't ask that. But if I could, a little where are they now? If you have been posting ten years or more tell us a little.

I saw my first mini in 1965 a Cooper S 1275, bought my first 1968 (850) traded up to ( 67 Cooper S )1971. Have seen the rise

and fall of classic mini. The new MINI can now run vintage tags or maybe next year. Point is they are old now.  People I have loved

for their love of all things mini have gone. My 20 year old son has a Honda Civic Coupe  and a Dodge Dakota P/U. He rode in a

classic mini to and from school form 4yr. pre K to high school. He might would autocross one if it's really fast. I get it cruise, A/C,

sounds you can hear and enjoy. I have driven a classic for the last 17 years. With 176,000 miles CTR/ALEX is about to have it's

insurance canceled and go on jack stands. The list of required attention is to long but lets say I got the best out of it. Thanks Steve (CTR)

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