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    Default Thinking of winter project what you reckon

    Been offered this mini 1275 it started life has a basic mini but has had a clubman flip down front on it looks quite reasonable and the seller wants £1500 thought it was somthing i could do up over cold winter months and have a little fun taking me back to my youth lol apart from small oil leak the bodywork looks tidy and its taxed and moted till june so what you think is it worth a punt and what should i look out for got till tomorrow to say yes or no

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    yes, especialy if you have a garage to work in with heating facilitys, dont forget to bid him down a little if you go for it.

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    yep check the floor pans for rust too

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    seem to remember the 1.6 gta engine from a metro virtually bolt in to a mini but long time since I seen anyone messing with minis

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    Took it for a quick spin last night just seems dangerous yet fun no power steering no anti lock brakes no air bags or seatbelt pretensioners no electric windows or central locking just felt like a go kart must say i enjoyed it thou

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    3 words for you. Rust Rust Rust. If the floor pans are sound then buy it, these can only appreciate in years to come.

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    Did they make that shape in a newer L reg??? Looks like it should be on the older reg type? Eg ABC 123L

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig1985 View Post
    Did they make that shape in a newer L reg??? Looks like it should be on the older reg type? Eg ABC 123L
    No they didnt make a clubman in that year a fiberglass clubman front end has been added on to this car if it was an original clubman they are very rare now and go for £3000 upwards

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    liking that a lot, as said if the floor is sound get it, if not still get it but knock him down a lot

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