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#1 OFFLINE   JJ0063

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:04 PM

2006 ‘56’ Mini Cooper Convertible
Chilli Pack
1.6 Petrol
MOT until 02/01/2020
117000 miles

17” alloys
Electric roof
Electric windows
Xenon headlights
Half leather heated seats
Remote locking
Factory fitted CD player with AUX input
Rear parking sensors

Bad points:
Passenger side front tyre has a slow puncture
There are a few small areas of lacquer peel
Passenger heated seat is faulty - has burnt a couple of small holes as per pic, haven’t used heated part as to not make it worse.

Owned the car for a year and had no issues at all.

Comes with lots of paperwork, there is a receipt for a new clutch and gear linkage amongst other bits and pieces from the previous owner. Had a brake pipe and CV joint for its MOT in January.

Personalised number plate not included, has been removed and original ‘56 has now been refitted.

Genuine reason for sale, looking to get a bigger car.



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:08 PM

I quite like these.

I don't have £1800, or a need for a can with only two viable seats, but GLWS.

P.S. awaiting input that fwd french cars with narrow wheels are better for steep driveways than a 4x4 pick up thing
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#3 OFFLINE   JJ0063

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:15 PM

I quite like these.

I don't have £1800, or a need for a can with only two viable seats, but GLWS.

P.S. awaiting input that fwd french cars with narrow wheels are better for steep driveways than a 4x4 pick up thing


I love driving them, we've had this nearly a year and had the last one for probably 4 years IIRC. Great cars.

The rear seats are exactly the same as the hardtop so it does have 4 seats but no Mini is designed for a family I don't think!


It's really just an excuse I think, she wants a truck of some description and I quite like the idea of it so not going to stop her! She also lugs a lot of stuff about as she does craft fairs.. she's always using my car as a cabriolet boot isn't particularly practical if I'm honest.

Still, it's great. Someone buy it please.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:31 PM

My only gripe with these is with the roof down it sort of looks like you're taking a carpet to the tip...


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:36 PM

Any history of the chain being replaced on this? IIRC this is the second generation Mini and has the Prince engine?

My MiL maybe interested in this - depending on if they can afford it.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:37 PM

P.S. awaiting input that fwd french cars with narrow wheels are better for steep driveways than a 4x4 pick up thing

 

What Amber really wants is a 205 diesel...  ;)


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#7 OFFLINE   JJ0063

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:50 PM

Any history of the chain being replaced on this? IIRC this is the second generation Mini and has the Prince engine?

My MiL maybe interested in this - depending on if they can afford it.

I don't have any history of the chain being replaced although I'm fairly sure it's a Tritec, not a Prince engine? It's the standard 1.6 N/A. This is an R52 (Cabriolet version of the original R50)

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#8 OFFLINE   JJ0063

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:53 PM

What Amber really wants is a 205 diesel...  ;)


That'd be my choice!
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

Prince engine came in on 07.
This is a late first gen Mini.

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:00 PM

I don't have any history of the chain being replaced although I'm fairly sure it's a Tritec, not a Prince engine? It's the standard 1.6 N/A. This is an R52 (Cabriolet version of the original R50)

https://i.ibb.co/Wgq40bD/A901-FB06-2-D0-...

I'm no expert but that looks to be the first gen and older (better) Tritec engine. I'll pass it onto them.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:32 PM

Auto

Shite

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Big

Arsed

Mini


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 04:47 PM

We've moved house in the last few months and now live in a rural area and our driveway is quite steep so Amber has decided to sell the Mini and get a 4x4.


Location: Norfolk

 

Does not compute.   :blink2:


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:51 PM

My only gripe with these is that the aerial is in a stupid place.


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 06:00 PM

Looks tidy.

Wrong gearbox for me to be interested in it but surely it’ll be easy to sell
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:18 PM

Where is the lacquer peel and how bad is it?
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 07:45 PM

Wrong gearbox for me to be interested in it but surely it’ll be easy to sell

 

Is this a manual?


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Posted 10 December 2018 - 08:47 PM

Where is the lacquer peel and how bad is it?


I can’t actually remember! I’ll give it a wash and get some pics. Rear bumper and passenger door rings a bell?

Is this a manual?


It’s a manual and has the best (reliable) gearbox too!
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:22 AM

It looks great.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:57 AM

Love it, this is the one I wanted but ended up with the hardtop r56. Which was shit.

Pity my funds stretch to a 27 year old Toyota and the coins in my wallet...
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:10 AM

These first-gens are ace.  JJ, your old Bini now lives with my neighbour - he's fixed all the minor blemishes and cleans it every week, he loves it.  It still looks far more modern than his wife's new i30.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:24 AM

That’s good to hear FP!


Had this cleaned this morning.. will get detailed pics ASAP. MOT Tuesday.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:36 PM

Failed its MOT on a split CV boot and a brake pipe - will be sorted in the next week or so and will therefore have 12 months MOT.
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:34 PM

MOT done. Expires 02/01/2020 - New CV boot and new brake pipe. Only advisories are 1 tyre and little reserve travel in the handbrake.

I'll probably get round to replacing both front tyres in the next couple of weeks.

Keen on a TD4 Freelander if anyone wants a deal.
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:00 PM

Keen on a TD4 Freelander if anyone wants a deal.


For your sake I hope nobody buys the Bini.
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:40 PM

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Freelanders regularly convert themselves to 2wd so what is point.
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 04:45 PM

Haha, love the responses!

She's got her heart set on one now & I think after quite a few years of Mini ownership she's fancying a change.. come on, don't discourage her inner AS!
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 05:00 PM

MOT done. Expires 02/01/2020 - New CV boot and new brake pipe. Only advisories are 1 tyre and little reserve travel in the handbrake.

I'll probably get round to replacing both front tyres in the next couple of weeks.

Keen on a TD4 Freelander if anyone wants a deal.

 

ohh thats weird to see 2020 as an actual date, in my mind its still 300 years into the future! 

 

(but how does that work? I thought MOTs are exactly 1 year so should it not expire on the 28 of Dec 2019?)

 

also MOT spanning 3* years?  :mrgreen:

 

congrats on the pass :)


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 08:14 PM

Can MOT a vehicle up to 28 days early and if it passes the difference is added to 12 months therefore in theory you could actually have 13 months mot on a car...

His probably originally ran out some point in January and has MOT’d it early...
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Posted 29 December 2018 - 07:15 PM

You don't mention the plate it will be getting. A 56 I presume this was on?

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