2nd Gen Stupid question

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  1. MCS02

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    Does anyone know how many Clubvans made it to the U.S.? I know not many because of the chicken tax.
     
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    I know of one, here in KC. The number I've heard is 50 total in the US. don't know if that's right tho…..
     
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    Thanks Dave! I had heard the number was very low. A few years ago I saw one for sale I wish I had bought it, it would be a unique Mini to have.
     
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    #4 Minidave, Jan 10, 2019
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    They were all "justas', no back seat, flat load floor. Our guy rescues Pitty's with his.
     
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    Interesting - not sure I’ve ever seen one.
     
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    Come to think of it, I have never seen one whenever I am visiting the USA. However, there are a couple in the Vancouver BC area.
     
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    Those would be great in city's for delivery vehicles. I'll be in London next week for work... have to keep my eye out and look for those.
     
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    That’s what they were intended for but because they were a utility vehicle they were slapped with a very high importation tax.
     
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    Really... the rules are crazy. I was talking with a buddy of mine at the BMW dealership... asking why the prices on old parts went up so much (a few years ago parts almost doubled and getting Euro parts here became an issue. He said it was due to a law (both EU and US) that was enacted... for example they can sell me just material... as that’s not a car part, it’s textile. Interesting for sure..
     
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    It's not a lot different like @Minidave said there is no back seat and a cage behind the front seat so nothing flys up and hits the driver.
     
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    The back seats can be removed and a protective cage/screen installed into a base Clubman with opaque white [or whatever color is desired] over the rear windows.
     
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    Yes, and if BMW/Mini had known about the tax they could have shipped them with a back seat then at the port removed it and added the screen. Then they would not have been hit with the tax.
     
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    The whole clubvan car has always ugly
     
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    #16 MCS02, Jan 13, 2019
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    True but I think it would be an insuring Mini to have just because of the low numbers.
     
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    Like GM did with the Pontiac Aztek.....:rolleyes::D


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    Heck I've always liked panel trucks & the clubvanster trucklet looks great to this old guy. I figured with the help of Steven at eMINIparts I could convert Babs clubster into one. Only trouble being Babs said NO! :(
     
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    Look an old fart should know "its easer to ask forgiveness then permission":D
     
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    Yea baby... with the tent attachment. :Whistling:
     

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