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  1. old81

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    Even at 15K $$$ this one would need lots of TLC to bring to a mechanical standard I could live with. 126000, yes a bit high, but you could track it with a pretty clear level of no guilt. :)
     
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    SOLD FOR $26,750
     
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    SOLD FOR $18,250 ON 9/11/19
     
  5. agranger

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    Carfax relies on mechanics to read and enter the mileage. They may know how to fix engines, but many are dumber than a sack of parts they forgot to reinstall on cars they worked on.

    I'm sure that the Carfax for Rufus, the 2006 JCW I bought a few years ago is completely messed up. It was a Canadian spec car, so it read distance in Kilometers. When the owner imported it to the US, he changed the gauge face to read MPH, but left the computer showing the # of KM driven in the odometer. US mechanics reported this number as MILES and not KM, so it looks like the car had 138k miles in Carfax, when it was actually 138km (86k miles) when I bought it. I had the computer switched to show miles when I bought the car, but now Carfax is going to show a car that suddenly went from 138k miles to 86k miles and say that I'm a fraud.

    Garbage in, garbage out.
     
  6. fishmonger

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    and the bidding war is ON with 90 minutes remaining
    2006 Mini Cooper S JCW GP for sale on BaT .png
     
  7. Crashton

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    I believe this is true. I also seem to remember their plant burned down. or maybe it burned up?
     
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    I'll guess $19,750.
     
  10. Dave.0

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    Damn I was over by only $250.00
     
  11. fishmonger

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    and keeping a steady stream of GPs going - here' sone with allegedly less than 4k miles (some carfax discussion in the comments about a 13950 mile entry). Bidding already at $20k, so not one for those with a regular Mini Cooper budget

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-mini-gp-20/
     
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    The incorrect mileage in the carfax is likely due to a mechanic reading the next service interval number in place of the odometer actual miles.
    27.7k for that car is far too much. For me, that is Audi RS4 territory.
     
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    sold for $36,000 (no typo)

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  14. agranger

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    Another very clean GP, but man... you can get a clean face-lifted R53 for a fraction of that and have lots of fun modding and driving without ever having a second thought about 'destroying a classic.' I couldn't bring myself to buy one when I went looking for my R53 for that very reason. I knew that I'd wanna mod it and it just wouldn't feel right. I get people wanting one. I've driven one. I just don't think I could do it (well... maybe if I had unlimited funds and another R53 in the garage to play with).

    FYI: I love my red space cloth seats. They clean up spectacularly, but a friend of mine in Texas had an upholstery shop swap the cloth in his GP seats with perforated grey leather, which looked beautiful and really dressed up the interior (Again... a stealthy, tasteful mod, but did he 'destroy a classic' by doing it?)
     
  15. Dave.0

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    Wow almost 27 grand for an original GP. I highly doubt any GP 2 or 3 will go for that used.
     
  16. wmwny

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    With no reserve, it should go fast and someone will get a really nice car.
     
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    Sold for 17,500, and someone got a deal.
     
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    Woohooo....guess that means I'll never be selling our 2 '06 R53s! :Thumbsup:
     
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    Don't spend all that money justa yet. ;)
     
  20. Crashton

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    I'm not surprised that it didn't sell. Even with a questionable history @ $13,500 it would have been a gift for that car IMHO. As we all know any car can be fixed.