I bought something

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  1. MCS02

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    As much as @00Mini was trying to get me in a Gen 1 GP:D (I wish I could get one) I bought something els.
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    #2 checkers, Mar 24, 2023
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    X19 I had years ago. Wife's car. It's a long story. but it was brand new even though it was 2 years old.
     
  3. 00Mini

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    Looks clean….1972/73 ??
     
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    He must have been watching Wheeler Dealers...they had one on the show a few weeks ago...
     
  5. MCS02

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    It’s a 1986. It’s the third one I have owned. I got the first one when I was 19. I worked as a mechanic for a shop that work on only Italian cars. Alfas, Lancia, and Fiat. I put a big valve head on it, a cam and bigger Weber carb. I loved that car. Did lots of autocross with it. Later in my 30’s I saw one for sale. I had to leave on a trip so I did not have time to look at it or even call the guy. I’ll never forget when I came home it was sitting in my driveway. My wife got it for me when I was on my trip she is great. It had to be sold for a truck. With 4 kids it was not the car to have.

    So I am going back to my roots.
     
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    Good guess. The bumpers look like those year X1/9. The owner took off the big bumpers.
    Here is some more pictures.
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    Weill it arrived Monday. The car is in better shape than I could have hoped for. It is like a brand new car. The previous owner had the interior redone in leather, dash and seats. The motor is stock but it does have lower springs and KYB struts. It is slow but a lot of fun. 75HP of raw power. I forgot how small these cars are! It’s smaller than my Exige. I found an old Abarth Steering Wheel on eBay to add to it. It has a killer sound system. Blaupunkt amp a pioneer sub designed to fit in the spare, and a JVC head unit. It sounds great and yes I played 80’ new wave music in it.:D The head unit has a loos wire so I may swap it with my Alpine head unit. Other than that I am leaving it alone to enjoy.
    Maybe down the road I will do an old school build with duel webers, headers, cam and a big valve head. No K swap for this car, it way to nice. If I do an old school build I will use a different engine and transmission.
    I plan on maybe some autocross but mostly C&C and just have fun!

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    I should say the MB is about to go up for sale. I love it but I would like to find it a good home.
     
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    Pics and specs would be nice, as well as your asking price.
     
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    Maybe the car hasn’t gotten smaller but you’ve gotten larger. :cool::D
     
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    Hahahaha!! That is true my friend and I don’t remember having trouble getting in and out!
     
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    Great car Lee. I love driving a slow car fast, so much fun. Enjoy the ride! :Thumbsup:
     
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    Getting in & out has to do with age.
     
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    Yes my mind says I am 20 my body screams 60!:D
     
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    I sure do wish I was a youthful 60. At 72 my low slung sports car days are past. Two door hot hatches for me. Easy in & easy out. :)
     
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    I got both of you beat. Just turned 80 March 15
     
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    Still have the 3 MINIs and can get in and out okay at 77.
     
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    Wow I feel young! Thinks guys!
     
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    That's great! This morning I feel 92.... ;)
     
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    My brain says 35 but my body says 80plus.
     

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