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Would you sell your current MINI for a classic?

  1. Yes, for the right one

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  2. No

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  3. I'd buy one to add to my fleet.

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  1. MCS02

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    #1 MCS02, Mar 4, 2014
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    So I was on EBay looking at classic Minis for sale. No I'm not buying just looking.
    So would you sell your current MINI for a classic?
     
  2. Dave.0

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    Well Yes, I would sell my MINI for a classic mini.

    But the classic must have been fully restored to very high standards (No rust anywhere) and it make lots of power even if it has a Honda V-TEC.

    I would be looking to a classic mini that I can drive everyday without any issues.

    Oh and it must be Chili Red.
     
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    It's VTEC. No hyphen.

    Sorry, I grew up all Honda and started my love of cars with a 94 Del Sol VTEC.

    The B18C5 used for the minitec, or whatever they called it, is a damned fine motor and super easy to work on. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one.
     
  4. Crashton

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    I'd buy the right one, but no Honda guts in it. 1275 S spec for me.
     
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    Given that my first ever car was a green classic Mini, that would be a resounding "Yes"!!!!! Unfortunately, as that was many, many years ago, the colour is the only detail of the car that I can remember.
     
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    Had a Classic [1959 Morris Mini Minor] but sold it when I went off to college. Would I buy another? Sure, but I would not sell any of the 3 "new" MINIs I already have just to get another Classic. If I ever got another, it would be mostly to show...too damned expensive to drive everyday and parts WILL break the bank.
     
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    A V-T-E-C (Extra hyphens just for Dave) would be tempting, and that's probably what I'd do if I HAD to get rid of my MINI. But a VTAC (Misspelling just for Apok) means increasing the length 2 inches (I'm sure many of us would love an extra two inches), which I'm not sure I'd be too happy about (on a MINI).

    But, I don't, so I'll probably add a Classic to the stable at some point, if I can find one reasonably priced in good condition. Don't even care so much about the year with the exception of the Clubman, that I can't bring myself to do.
     
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    Not if you put the motor in the rear. :ihih::devil:

    We have one in the area thats rear wheel drive with a Interga / Honda type R motor with a turbo on it. Power to weight ....:lol:

    Its a rocketship.

    I want one that looks stock but destroy a 911 GT3, that's not on fire. :mad5:
     
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    Haven't seen that, a rear engine/rear wheel drive VTEC would be cool. Only downside is it may be a wee bit tail heavy like a GT3. But it would be a blast to drive!
     
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    No. I like my cars to have 'new car warranties'.
     
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    I like to be my cars warranty. Its more FUN that way.
     
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    After having a 67 Lotus Elan I think I'll stick with the modern ones.
     
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    My idea is in the future buy MINI 850 carburetor (Austin) or 1.3 injection (Rover). But the best would have R53, R56S and a classic!!! . For my...
     
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    I would like to have another, I had a '62 Cooper S 1100 back in the day and I loved it.....I will have another.

    .......probably sooner rather than later, since they don't make them anymore and good ones are just getting more and more expensive.

    I think I'd like to do a powertrain swap too, I was thinking a Countryman AWD in a Classic wagon would be fun!
     
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    That's a nice looking Mini. Maybe I should spend some of retirement nest egg? :ihih:
     
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    It does look nice. Crashton it would be just in time for the dragon!
     
  18. TG.

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    You'd have to be really into MINI racing or vintage club to want to invest in a MINI classic I think. I'm not saying that's a bad thing by any means. But it's not for everyone. Not only classic cars are hit and miss, but it will cost a lot more then the initial investments due to the possible rarity of parts available and constant care it will require. Safety, comfort, and amenities are a better choice for most everyday car.

    Now if you're a super fan and dedicated vintage driver. the experience must be definitely worse it I'm sure.

    It is not worse it for every day driving imo vs newer models unless you get really lucky with its condition. In today's market that's less an less likely. All you rely on is place and time. Its hard to bet on that.
     
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    My '62 Cooper S was every bit as reliable as any of its contemporaries.....make of that what you will :D

    I agree that it takes a certain amount of "involvement" to use a classic car of any kind as a daily driver, but a lot of people do.

    I would.

    Oh wait, I already do!

    But TG's right, they are primitive cars in terms of safety compared to ANY new car....
     
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    If I added a classic mini it would only look classic. I would not buy an older one because of so may issues. I would buy a brand new older style body and build it or have it built from the ground up.

    I would have it all done modern and custom equipment just like you can have a complete 69 Camaro with everything as modern as you want. You can buy the licensed body shell and all the body parts from Dynacorn.

    To me I don't care about a car being 100% original with a older VIN. I want it to be a one of a kind original looking MINI. Think about it, "Eleanor" was created by Chip Foose not Ford or Carol Shelby and most people want that car.

    But hey that's just me and my taste and "if" I win the lottery one day this will be one of those things I will have built.
     

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