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Just sharing - my 66 mini back on the road

  • 23-03-2005 11:42pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 612 green-blood


    hey

    here are a few pics I took today of my 66 morris min superdelux. I've been dusting off the winter cobwebs and getting her back on the road this week. A battery recharge, a jerry can of fresh fuel and she turned over first time, blew out the oil that had seeped past the pistons and she was great... brakes pulling up straight and hydrolastic suspension working fine.

    Sorted tax and insurance, 257 fully comp thru AXA for me and the mrs...fab, then this morning got a letter in the door giving us a 45 quid refund on our house insurance...BONUS. Tax is great as usual 42 smackers.... no actually i dont need an NCT ta very much....


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    come on in, take me for a spin

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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,702 ✭✭✭ ds20prefecture


    Love the chrome edge around the wheel arches
    Love the wheels - are they original?
    Love the external hinges
    Really love the bumpers with the little raised corner pieces.

    Class.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    Nice Mini green-blood !

    Looks like a really well-maintained car.
    Happy motoring !


  • Registered Users Posts: 612 green-blood


    cheers guys... everything bar those wheels is original. she came on 10x3 inch steels with crossplie tyres - these are now safely stacked in the back garden.... you have to have radials for safety if its to be used regular. (hmm not touched tarmac since august and he says regular)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,280 ✭✭✭ commited


    Brian - Are you coming on the Easter run this sunday?
    Cars looking as brilliant as ever :)
    Mark


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,220 ✭✭✭✭ Standard Toaster


    Lovely car green-blood. Great to see her in such good nick and on the road.

    O/T
    How much would a car like that go for?
    Would it suit a first time driver?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 612 green-blood


    you'd need to put 6000 on the table to start a discussion....

    as far as a first car goes you wouldnt be advised to use a mk1 as a daily driver learner, plenty of 80s/90s minis that could do that job.


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 4,699 ✭✭✭ garthv


    very tasty :)
    put some flared wheel arches and deep dish wheels and she'll be a beauty :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,269 ✭✭✭ MercMad


    Good to see the little beauty back on the roads !

    Gonna check around today myself for insurance !


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,501 Alfasudcrazy


    Thats one neat looking mini - love the wheels.
    I had a gem of a red mini as my normal car in the early 90's - a 1981 HL - tinted glass, nice seats, lovely radio - it gave me great service and I got £1,000 into my hand when I sold it in 1992. :D
    I did get a lot of Mr Bean jokes but I suppose thats part of the course with such a car :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,027 ✭✭✭ Silvera


    GaRtH_V wrote:
    very tasty :)
    put some flared wheel arches and deep dish wheels and she'll be a beauty :)

    a sure fire way to destroy a nice mini.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,220 ✭✭✭✭ Standard Toaster


    you'd need to put 6000 on the table to start a discussion....

    as far as a first car goes you wouldnt be advised to use a mk1 as a daily driver learner, plenty of 80s/90s minis that could do that job.

    Cheers green-blood ;)
    plenty of 80s/90s minis that could do that job
    That's the plan at the moment. Just need to find a mint one. :)

    *Drools over pics again*


  • Registered Users Posts: 612 green-blood


    www.miniresource.com

    its Irish based so a good place to start. remember price is always a multiple of "mintness"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 473 ✭✭ 528i


    for 6-Grand you'd want to be getting it and about a fortnight with that blonde the popes about to grope there.. :D

    didnt you buy it for 150quid :eek:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,690 mukki


    any photos of the dash, seats and boot?


  • Registered Users Posts: 612 green-blood


    149.50 actually.... some depeciation huh :cool:

    here we go, pic as requested

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  • Registered Users Posts: 612 green-blood


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,949 SouperComputer


    absolute class. Looks fantastic, better than new!

    Well done!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,497 ✭✭✭ rooferPete


    Hi Green-Blood,

    149-50 ? You was robbed :)

    1966 she would have been on the road for around £350 > £400-00 ?

    I bet she didn't look as good back then as you have it today, the wheels are a tasteful modification as is the chrome strip around the wheel arches.

    Was it one of the first to come with the newer clock layout and the starter button no longer on the floor ?

    I always liked the mini great fun to drive around town you have put a lot of TLC into this one,

    Happy motoring,

    Peter.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,264 RicardoSmith


    Thats a beaut!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 612 green-blood


    Yeah, we still have the Steel wheels on crossplies, but for safety sake went for radials and the wheels are nice.
    She is the superdeluxe model and so came with the 3 clock (originally associated with early cooper models), extra chrome, seatbelts and the wheel arch trim is original
    She is on hydrolastic suspension and the ride is nice and smooth compared with more modern minis which have stiffer suspension.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭ TheW1zard


    hey

    here are a few pics I took today of my 66 morris min superdelux. I've been dusting off the winter cobwebs and getting her back on the road this week. A battery recharge, a jerry can of fresh fuel and she turned over first time, blew out the oil that had seeped past the pistons and she was great... brakes pulling up straight and hydrolastic suspension working fine.


    Sorted tax and insurance, 257 fully comp thru AXA for me and the mrs...fab, then this morning got a letter in the door giving us a 45 quid refund on our house insurance...BONUS. Tax is great as usual 42 smackers.... no actually i dont need an NCT ta very much....


    DSC01073.jpg

    DSC01072.jpg

    come on in, take me for a spin

    DSC01075.jpg


    Lovely


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,156 ✭✭✭ w124man


    Wow! 15 year old thread!


  • Registered Users Posts: 549 ✭✭✭ chillyspoon


    w124man wrote: »
    Wow! 15 year old thread!

    and I just "liked" the first set of photos :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,092 ✭✭✭ hi5


    w124man wrote: »
    Wow! 15 year old thread!

    Back when Road tax cost €42.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,412 ✭✭✭ vandriver


    hi5 wrote: »
    Back when Road tax cost €42.

    It's €56 now


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 22,611 ✭✭✭✭ beertons


    Has he still got it?


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