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Mr Laurence

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  1. £3000 https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2665621123513919
  2. What the hell is this? Registered with the DVLA as a Trigger 50 Mk1 https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2715723558711065
  3. https://m.facebook.com/marketplace/item/337881603848958 Your guess is as good as mine for what something like this is worth. I imagine the number of survivors in the UK is close to single digits though
  4. shame about the paint. Any idea where to go for a touch up kit or is it a custom mixed job? And is that primer or paint under the blue? Looks as though it may have been painted cream once upon a time
  5. Cheers for the heads up about mx5parts! - might pick up a few bits for mine
  6. Might be wrong, but it looks a lot like Tahiti blue to me. Used on virtually everything BL in the 70s. looks lovely though! Well bought!
  7. In some technically MX5 related news, this arrived today. Expect a post in the shite in miniature thread about it once it’s done. No prizes for guessing what colour it’s going to be painted
  8. Thank you! Mine has a walnut dash too. I would love to have a clubman at some point. They seem to be getting pretty hard to find now though. I’d spent a few months searching for a nice mx5 before this one turned up on eBay. There were only a few photos and no description on the listing, but as it was only 15 minutes down the road I went for a look at it and I was pleasantly surprised. There’s still good deals to be had out there, it just takes a lot of patience:)
  9. Thank you!! At the moment it’s the MX5. I did daily the mini for about a year though
  10. For now I just want to enjoy it as it is, but that might change eventually. When I bought it, I had only planned to keep it until the end of summer, but I’ve grown quite attached to it already. So far I’ve just been fixing some of the little problems with it. The drivers mirror was damaged and rattled about, so I’ve replaced that and swapped the broken CD player for a new Bluetooth one. The antenna doesn’t retract all the way down, so I think that might be my next job.
  11. Thank you! I’ve done what I can to take care of it, but rust is starting to appear in a few of the usual mini areas - the worst of it is on the door skins, a panels and below the windscreen. When I can afford to have it all done properly, I’m hoping that I can get it all sorted
  12. Gotta love anything mx5 related! You’re making some really quick progress with it too. Am I right in thinking that unlike UK cars, most Eunoses came with LSDs? Did your donor car have one?
  13. Hey everyone! It's been a while since I was last on here, but I realised that I never made a thread to document my cars on. Better late than never though, even if I haven't been driving a lot recently. This Mx5 is my most recent purchase. I picked it up in mid February from a woman who was moving to somewhere without a garage, so didn't have anywhere to keep it. She'd had it about 7 years and clearly taken really good care of it. It's got 161,000 miles at the minute, but I've seen some with half the mileage in far worse shape. Much to my amazement, it's also virtually rust free: even the front chassis legs, which nearly always disintegrate felt solid. In typical 90's Japanese car fashion, it's also fine mechanically. I think that it's a povvo spec version with absolutely no options, as it has the smaller 1.6 engine, hand crank windows, no AC and acres of blank switches. At the minute I'm just working away on little jobs to make it perfect, but even after buying a hardtop and a few other bits and pieces, it still owes me less than a grand, so I've got to say that I'm very happy with it. And possibly more interestingly, here's my Mini. It's a 1999 MPI, but unlike most of them, it isn't badged as a Cooper, so rather than stripes and a white roof, it's got pepperpot wheels and a beige tartan interior. It was my first car, and I've had it about 4 years now. The photo certainly flatters it, as it's really starting to show it's age now. I love it to bits though, and to be honest I feel a little bad for neglecting it since I got the MX5. I'm hoping that I can start to tidy it up use it a bit more over the summer though. I guess that's all for now. I'll do my best to keep this updated when anything interesting happens - Laurence
  14. The more time passes, the more I find myself liking these. They seem to have almost vanished on the roads the roads around me though, so it’s great to see this one getting some love
  15. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201904177067403 £100 - 2 days MOT. I doubt it’d pass another though
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