MKI COOPER S FOR SALE ON EBAY YOUR OPINIONS PLEASE?

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    I sold this guy a couple of 3.5' S wheels in April 2006via eBay, so I guess they are on this car.

    I remember because the cheque said Lord Isterfyn.Can't remember his actual name but he's titled andowns a holiday park in Wales, amongst alot of other things. Try googling Isterfyn.

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    Bugger I think I stayed in one of his parks near Caernarfon last week ! Strange that he bought the S rims as the car did appear on Ebay a couple of years ago with a set on ! I think his last auction afewweeks ago fizzled out around nine grand ish ?

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    [url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270157993591&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=017]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270157993591&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=017[/url]

    £9,950 was the highest bid last time.

    I reckon you could do a lot worse – I'd want to have a good look before parting with the cash though, a photo of inside the boot would be nice.

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    Hey Cooperman,

    if you're in the ballpark for 11 grand what about the tweed grey car listed in the 'for sale' section of this forum as an alternative ? It's got one or two non-original features but would be easy to put back if so desired and it looks a nice resto from the photos.
    Droid 😎

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    [b]Glen Ponder wrote: [/b] “Bugger I think I stayed in one of his parks near Caernarfon last week ! Strange that he bought the S rims as the car did appear on Ebay a couple of years ago with a set on ! I think his last auction afewweeks ago fizzled out around nine grand ish ?”
    Further trawling back in my emails has brought up his name as Stewart Ellis (or Lord Isterfyn). I sent the wheels to Palins Holiday Park in Rhyl, which he owns.

    Maybe the wheels were not that good or he has another S ?

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    [b]android wrote: [/b] “Hey Cooperman,

    if you're in the ballpark for 11 grand what about the tweed grey car listed in the 'for sale' section of this forum as an alternative ? It's got one or two non-original features but would be easy to put back if so desired and it looks a nice resto from the photos.
    Droid :cool:”
    This one… [url=http://mcr.mywowbb.com/forum21/428.html]http://mcr.mywowbb.com/forum21/428.html[/url]

    It's nearly two grand more actually , but does look a nice car in a cool colour !

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    [b]Glen Ponder wrote: [/b] “[b]android wrote: [/b] “Hey Cooperman,

    if you're in the ballpark for 11 grand what about the tweed grey car listed in the 'for sale' section of this forum as an alternative ? It's got one or two non-original features but would be easy to put back if so desired and it looks a nice resto from the photos.
    Droid :cool:”
    This one… [url=http://mcr.mywowbb.com/forum21/428.html]http://mcr.mywowbb.com/forum21/428.html[/url]

    It's nearly two grand more actually , but does look a nice car in a cool colour !

    It does indeed look nice – I've looked at it a few times and thought it had great potential, I lovethe colour.looks like it could do with a set of trim and a few details sorting out. Unfortunately I think this means its overpriced by a few thousand pounds – its been for sale for over a year.

    Sorry, hope I haven't upset anyone by that comment. I genuinely like the car, just think its not worth £12,750….. knock 3k off though and I think you'd geta lot ofinterest!:)

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    Actually I think it's a fair price for a 'right un', if it's original. Considering scruffyrunners are fetching seven and a half to eight grand nowadays, if you can find one !

    I think all things considered , restoration and the nightmare that is 'sourcing original parts' not withstanding, we undervalue restored cars if you ask me ! To turn a running but wonky car intothat would cost a small fortune.

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    Yes, it's a fine looking car in a great colour, second only to Fiesta Yellow 😎

    The necessary parts to put it back to standard are with the car (carbs and seats). Maybe these couldbe refitted to help it along it's way:?

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    No! Old English White ones with a black roof areclearly the best colour! 😀

    Didn't see the bit that said it still had the Mk1 trim….. fair enough

    Still think it would have sold by now if the price was right though, but I think with some more detailed photos and informationit would get close to the asking price.

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    [url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330162782308&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330162782308&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014[/url]

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    Hello! 🙂

    [/b]I think the car has been discussed on one of the other threads on the forum but before you part with 11 big ones, look the vendor in the eyes and ask him, why the dash panel had to be changed on a car with such a provenance? 😯 Remember[b] Caveat Emptor!
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    ok itsarek for those of us who didnt have the benefit of latin learning CAVIOT EMPTOR? does this mean the cars an inmptort (he he)

    ANO DOMINI IME AFRAID

    cooperman

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    There's a few details want putting right on it but basically looks ok. Have you asked the seller if it's the original shell ?Looks like it couldbe if it had the Webasto fitted early in it's life and it's still got one. Those webastos ( or Newton trim kits)won't appeal to everybody and will limit the value which may explain why it hasn't sold previously, pricedoesn't seemthat far off though .

    Got to be seen close up hasn't it , let us know what you find .

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    I reckon that IF the blue car is original and as good as it looks/sounds then it is a good buy. As has been said above, if you buy one for say, £7,500 and then restore it, it's going to cost you FAR more and you won't be driving it for months/years…..(believe me, I'm doing it:(). the only benefits of doing your own restoration are that you know what the car was to begin with and to what standard the work has been done, you (might) get some pleasure from doing it, and you can restore the car to your chosen specification. But it WILL cost you. Lord knows how much, but doing a restoration does mean that you can spread the cost over time rather than write out one big cheque and it was my chosen route simply because I couldn't a 'proper' Cooper S in the first place. If thisIS one I'd say go for it, it looks great…

    Glad to see that someone thinks OE white is the best colour as thats what mine will be I think, I had a disappointment when I collected the 'completely rust-free' drivers door I bought on ebay last week – rotted out all along the bottom, so looks like bite the bullet and a Heritage one? Took the plunge yesterday and cut off the drivers side front wing and hinge panel (both slightly bent but very little rust – scuttle panel & closing panel are perfect!) Lots still to do before it ever sees the road again:?.

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    hi the car does belong to stuart ellis he's selling because he has too many toys he's also got JIM CLARKS racing lotus cortina car was very nice and true last year when he brought it around for me to have a butchers . in my opinion it can only go up in value the webasto in great condition also regards bryn

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    Thanks Bryn youve seen the car and seem to know Steve well so thats a positive step for me

    I got an email from him saying he is out of the country till tomorow teusday the 18th september so will have a chat with him then about the car

    As for the Grey car I cant justifiy spending 12,000 pounds and then swapping things around to get the car back to standard, also the grey car is running dry suspension surley a car with hydrolastic units is more desirable as this again was standard issue?

    I like the idea of the sunroof and personally think the colour blue is great but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a personal choice thing

    thanks Cooperman

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    android changing from dry to wet isuspension snt easy mate plus the wet cars are a nicer ride than the dry, not everyone wants to blast an S around Oulton park on a track day

    ooh nice thougt though

    thanks Cooperman

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    Minor parts

    Thanks will take note of your input Ive done the resto thing before I would rather spend my time enjoying the car than 500 to 600 hours on my hands and knees cussing and cursing and trying to source overpriced substandard parts that would look better in a skip

    cheers Cooperman

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    COOPERMAN1275 wrote:
    “android changing from dry to wet isuspension snt easy mate plus the wet cars are a nicer ride than the dry, not everyone wants to blast an S around Oulton park on a track day

    ooh nice thougt though

    thanks Cooperman

    Horses for courses I guess I've owned wet and dry Coopers and found the difference in ride quality negligable,not sure it really has that much of an impact on value either.
    The real argument of wet vs dry starts when you need to find a replacement hydro displacer of the right type,as we have also seen on this forum. And if it's bad now,unless someone starts remanufacturing them it will only get worse.
    You pays yer money ….
    Droid

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    Similar car here …..

    [url=http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/21379]http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/21379[/url]

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    Glen Ponder wrote:
    “Similar car here …..

    [url=http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/21379]http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/21379[/url]

    already sold…

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    Hello 970man – have a look at the attached picture .Its supposed to be JIM CLARKS Lotus Cortina which came to our show in 2006 – owned by a local Insurance group . Maybe its a clone of yours . Regards Bruce

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