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Peasty
22-09-2005, 11:44 AM
40 years on since the "one millionth" mini, i wonder how many of them are still on the roads? :shrug:

They must have wrecked a fair few in making the Italian Job movie of '69 :car2:

http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/6940/1965mini9re.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Gust
09-11-2005, 07:01 PM
In germany are something about 26.000 original Minis registered. But there are a lot more in garages, waiting for restoration :thumbs1:

blue harbour
09-11-2005, 07:55 PM
That looks like sir alec himself in that piccy!?

tis isn't it!????

What a great car they are!- had one myself as my 1st car!- still miss it to this day!- terrific fun!!!!!!!:flag1:

Tootall
09-11-2005, 08:49 PM
Yes that is Sir Alex driving the Mini off the track.

blue harbour
09-11-2005, 09:19 PM
Thought so!

Whatta guy!!!!!!:thumbs1:

Gust
09-11-2005, 09:54 PM
Thought so!

Whatta guy!!!!!!:thumbs1:
He was a real genius and he gave us the best and greatest car in the world :thumbs1:
and also his later creations were the best engineered cars of their time

:uj1:

Gust
09-11-2005, 10:13 PM
want a new real one?

0 miles since delivery, never registered:

http://cgi.ebay.de/MINI-COOPER-1-3MPi-Last-Edition-FABRIKNEU_W0QQitemZ4586673710QQcategoryZ38708QQrdZ 1QQcmdZViewItem

BeverleyM
09-11-2005, 10:18 PM
Crikey Steffan ....... yes please. All i need is the money :crazy:

Gust
09-11-2005, 10:27 PM
the Ebay-Mini is very expensive. But it is the last real new one in germany.

I donīt think that the offerer will get satisfied his expectations.

oohhh this makes me think back: the delivery of my Mini in 1996 was the best and sunniest day in my life!!

Tony
09-11-2005, 11:43 PM
Amazing. I wonder how it's survived so long.

MartinW
13-11-2005, 06:11 AM
I reckon there will be a few more in the woodwork that were put on chocks and stored in cotton-wool. With an iconic car such as the Mini, there would be a few speculators that figured on buying a last new one for an investment. The same happened with the MGB in 1980. Wonder how many TFs and Zeds will be salted away for later resale? :)

Gust
13-11-2005, 10:56 AM
I reckon there will be a few more in the woodwork that were put on chocks and stored in cotton-wool. With an iconic car such as the Mini, there would be a few speculators that figured on buying a last new one for an investment. The same happened with the MGB in 1980. Wonder how many TFs and Zeds will be salted away for later resale? :)
may be...

However, the speculators here in germany will get a huge problem... The last Minis fullfilled the Euro2 Emission requirements. But nowadays the cars have to fullfill at least Euro3 emission level. In 2006 or 2007(??) they must fullfill the Euro4 level.
When the Mini never was registered you normally can´t get a registration and to put in a museum... thats not the target of the majority of the buyers.

The Ebay-Mini was sold by a german Mini-dealer who made a lot before selling the Minis to prevent corrossion and so on. Every Mini he sold was a little bit more expensive than "normal" Minis ;) So he did not sell a lot of them and in 2000 to 2004 they made a lot of advertising to get rid of the last Minis.

The Ebay Mini comes with a certificate of exemption to get it registered despite it only fullfills Euro2 emissions.

How is it in Britain? could i get a new (and never before registered) car registered despite it fullfills no current emission requirements? Is it the same as in Germany (greetings from Brussels)??