Jump to content

Chancers shitheaps.....Goodbye Roffle Mini


Recommended Posts

So, after a good spell of reducing the number of cars outside the door with the sale of the 307cc, then saying goodbye to the wee mini, it was good to have a bit of space again. But it also left a wee bit of cash going spare. I avoided roffles, and stayed away from the for sale section. All was going well, like a junkie staying off the gear. That was until a neighbour came home with a new car and suggested he may sell his old one....naturally i was up for another hit 😃

I had seen the car in the street but never up close. Looked awright so without hesitation i said i would have it. 

So what is it?

2003. 3doors. White. Never had one before....

20210509_172420.thumb.jpg.06a16245b92b24efd3762c9bd4973e6b.jpg20210509_172356.thumb.jpg.97acf656dd6f3a011adb59e260d3d7b8.jpg20210509_172403.thumb.jpg.77fdc931b5dfa6ce2cb70bec1a75dc61.jpg20210509_172346.thumb.jpg.8c13d28528c4137a42abfc813f0ecd87.jpg20210509_155042.thumb.jpg.3b522767d969abd8b27a12f4837f0f2c.jpg20210509_172604.thumb.jpg.f6fdcd2fd88d816cb1fab231d74da4cf.jpg20210509_172630.thumb.jpg.4061a6d7ff78548194d5de3564b7f470.jpg

Naturally, in true autoshite fashion, it has its issues. No MOT, EML and ABS lights on, and crunching dropping from 3rd to 2nd. Bit of a project but seems to be a decent base to work from. Looking forward to getting stuck into it

20210509_172446.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Milk said:

I don't think ive seen one of these In white

Not seen any other than type R either, seller informs me it was special factory order. He could be talkin out his arse for all i know 😄

 

5 minutes ago, Matty said:

What is it bar being a honda civic? (Engine size and stuff I meant)

Its coming up as a 1.6 Vtec SE SPORT.

It in outstanding condition for its age. Smells like a new car inside. I know nothing about these things so learning curve for me. Seems remarkably well spec'd with the half leather and suede, air con, heated seats and electric tilt and slide sunroof. Quite happy given it cost about the same as a decent night out 😀

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Matty said:

Well it's a nice looking car. Like Jim says, white cars with white wheels are for winners

Thanks, im very happy with it. The wheels had a refurb recently and wear matching tyres. Hoping i can get it up to the same standard mechanically

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, stuboy said:

will u be driving it like the yoof's using only 1st and 2nd gear?

Haha not for me that behaviour! There will be no Peco Big Bore exhausts going on it...its staying as it is. In all honesty, i bought it on a whim and it will probably be used once a fortnight at most

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, chancer said:

Haha not for me that behaviour! There will be no Peco Big Bore exhausts going on it...its staying as it is. In all honesty, i bought it on a whim and it will probably be used once a fortnight at most

dam it i was hoping for a jdm sunstrip , sump scraping lows and ebay special rear spoiler

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Not had much time to do anything with this, rained off from work today so fired it in for an MOT......Screenshot_20210520-160739_Chrome.thumb.jpg.e828c9990a1e8fb44421cfd2fa467958.jpg

Had a look under while it was on the ramp and its solid 👌. Theres a few small jobs i want to get done, but all in it owes me less than 300 quid. Cheap as chips motoring

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, chancer said:

Not half. It drives really well, might actually keep it for a while 😂

If it's solid then you've won a watch, I mind you saying you thought it might need a wee tickle with the sparkly stick. Bargain 😂

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

No sparkly stick needed here. Theres about half a dozen layers of underseal on it, its obviously been well cared for, and its been garaged for the last 7 or 8 years

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Having won back the Mini Seven in a roffle, i decided to see to the rubbing noise from the front corner. Initial thoughts were correct, it was the suspension top mount that had perished and split. New one ordered and fitted. Old one:20210602_090337.thumb.jpg.5ee578a790eb2fd5bcf89cd98fd57290.jpg

Car is nice and quiet and seems to handle better for it.

Now i had quite a few offers to take this off my hands but a family member had stated a need for it so i held it back. Found out that they no longer want it (cant afford insurance), and roughly same time another shiter thrust a large amout of cash under my nose, far more than i was comfortable accepting, but their partner had fallen in love with it and promised to love and cherish it the way we had. Heart over head says this is where it belongs so deal was done! Just about to set off to deliver it to its new owner......

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • chancer changed the title to Chancers shitheaps.....Goodbye Roffle Mini

 

Quote

 At full lock, I've noticed a creaking from the passenger side when reverse parking in work, I suspect it might be a strut top ?  Best way I can describe it is it sounds like leather rubbing against leather  😂  NOT A MEKANIC M9. 

DizzyAdolescentAcornbarnacle-small.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, inconsistant said:

Hope it’s heading south. 

It sure is. Dropped off just north of the border, couldnt go any further as i'm out without my passport 🤣. Its with new owners now and heading south. Had a great run down the M74, wee thing never missed a beat. Cracking car

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/9/2021 at 9:57 PM, chancer said:

Haha not for me that behaviour! There will be no Peco Big Bore exhausts going on it...its staying as it is. In all honesty, i bought it on a whim and it will probably be used once a fortnight at most

Get your baseball cap on back to front. Hold the steering wheel with your right hand at the 10 to 10 position and hang over the handbrake with your upper body, you’ll fit right in.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/2/2021 at 5:02 PM, chancer said:

It sure is. Dropped off just north of the border, couldnt go any further as i'm out without my passport 🤣. Its with new owners now and heading south. Had a great run down the M74, wee thing never missed a beat. Cracking car

The roffle-back Mini One Seven is now at

IMG_0105.JPG.ad1b1a54bd7a5cc25ef873d8a05d6c1e.JPG

And lives in this part of the world

200px-Bedfordshire_UK_locator_map_2010_svg.png.97382d9b89e54d2c8337ec671bdba48a.png

Hurrah!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...