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Is this a factory colour on this Cooper MK3 and is it a fair price? (25 replies)

Cooper1973
7 years ago
Cooper1973 7 years ago

Is this a factory colour on this Cooper MK3 and is it a fair price? http://www.charmansautomotive.co.uk/showroom/48/austin-mini/

H13JKR
7 years ago
H13JKR 7 years ago

Its on the high side price wise but it looks very nice so not surprised by the price. I would imagine colour is original, although I did think the beige on a 70's car was slightly different but on looking at the paint cards it looks like Bedouin. A basic mini would have had Autumn leaf interior but the Cooper would have been black so looks about right. You dont see many in that colour.

Cooper1973
7 years ago
Cooper1973 7 years ago

Thanks for reply

L400AUE
7 years ago
L400AUE 7 years ago

Hi, Looks a nice car from the outlook, but when you dig deeper I am sure you will find a few surprises and not sure about having a 1460cc mini engine even if its build by MED.

The W&P arches are not for everyone and the chrome bullet mirrors.

Nice KAD calipers hiding behind the wheels... mmmm!!

I think you can find a better cooper for the money and the hassle of owning a 1460cc

Mark - Mini Division

Austin Powered
7 years ago
Austin Powered 7 years ago

The car's been discussed on here before , amongst other issues I seem to remember wrong shell, wrong trim and wrong engine being at the top of the list. Not a great start at that money! There is (or was) a very original one owner Bronze Mk3 S on Ebay for £15K ish which is a much more realistic price and is the real deal. People are snapping up some very overpriced and wrong cars at the moment, blame Channel 4 ! :p

At least you're asking questions before you stump up, some don't bother and get badly stung sadly.

Pete

Cooper1973
7 years ago
Cooper1973 7 years ago

Is this a factory colour on this Cooper MK3 and is it a fair price?

[url]http://www.charmansautomotive.co.uk/showroom/48/austin-mini/[/url]

pad4
7 years ago
pad4 7 years ago

Its a MK3 shell for sure - But doesnt have the hole in the boot which doesnt really mean its not an S shell as I have a MK3 S with no hole in the boot but its certainly something to scoff at - No Radiator cowling, Blocks an A plus if my eyes dont decieve me, There a hell of a lot of repro stuff on it as well , Its very mixed up - interior lamp age doesnt go with steering coloumn shroud age

Wagner lamp units - come on guys thats pathetic on a 20k car

Definatly not a 20k car - to much wrong with it

Lol - You can have mine for 18k - battered but original and you still get to keep 2k for your self

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Austin Powered
7 years ago
Austin Powered 7 years ago

This was the car I was referring to Dave..

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1970-Mini-Cooper-S-MK-III-/331203700625?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4d1d476791[/url]

Not cheap is it considering the mods, but looks original and from your manner originally!

Restored one here :

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Cooper-S-MK3-/231237129737?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item35d6ce9609[/url]

Pete

Cooper1973
7 years ago
Cooper1973 7 years ago

[QUOTE=cymro;n166675] ULG ?[/QUOTE]

What does ULG mean?

Thanks

Cooper1973
7 years ago
Cooper1973 7 years ago

[QUOTE=pad4;n166686]Its a MK3 shell for sure - But doesnt have the hole in the boot which doesnt really mean its not an S shell as I have a MK3 S with no hole in the boot but its certainly something to scoff at [/QUOTE]

Which hole in the boot should I be looking at?

Thanks

Cooper1973
7 years ago
Cooper1973 7 years ago

Thanks for the replies.

Problem is I am not a mechanic. I can make them look nice as can spend hours cleaning cars.

Is there any classic car experts which would give a car the once over, like what the AA provide?

This is the main reason why I have been put off buying a Mini in the past, I just don't know what I'm looking for.

One thing is for certain, I want a Mini.

I did look at those two ebay but they were private. thought I would be better off buying from a dealer.

The dealer that I gave a link to, alslo had a MK1 or 2 for £35k. I would never spend that sort of money. But prices do seem to be rising fast. Just like houses in the south east.

[url]http://www.charmansautomotive.co.uk/showroom/53/morris-mini/[/url]

Thanks

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