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Mini Morris Minor 1963 1000cc Sedan Unfinished Project Australia Compliance in Mount Druitt, NSW
Sale price: $1,475.00 make an offer
Keith Dee (from Newcastle) offered usd
Car location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Seller's notes: Has Some Rust On The Edges, Please Look At Photos. Please do not bid if your not prepared to repair the left over rust. Nothing major for an experienced car enthusiast. I even have a whole spare mini Morris as spares if someone wants to buy as a package. Please note I’m selling it WAYYYY cheaper than what it owes me to date with repairs done already. I first brought it some years ago with intentions to restore it, but as I said my health has suffered recently so I need to let it go because it’s a waste. Also understand it does need some rust repairs in small areas above. Visible in the pictures. However I have started the restoration correctly from the bottom up. The bottom end, the floor, and the undercarriage is all BRAND NEW, not restored, BUT BRAND NEW. I purchased entire floor panning and had them factory welded back in, then the car was put on an elevated jig and professionally prepped, and repainted in original mini code paint 2 pac.
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
Mini Morris Minor 1963 1000cc Sedan Unfinished Project (Unregistered)
(Morris Minor Australia Compliance British Motor Corp) 1000cc Sedan
Last Registered in 2007.
All Original. Very Very rare year model.
I have provided pictures of the car. including the last number plate. ustralian compliance plate. And the British Motor Corporationconfirmation.
This shape was used for the police. and raced at Bathurst. Thepart that is attractive about this car is the fact it's a 1963 model. For anycollector who appreciates age over beauty. is the importance of a collectable. The mere factthat its hit its 52nd anniversary is rare & where value can be appreciated. Almost doubled the antique 30 year rule of thumb. 52 years old current. not far from a 60 year classic. I'd prefer to have anolder rarer Morris mini in a 63 model. rather than a 73. 74. 5. 6. 8 mini and soon. You can still locate many later models. But might be only 10 leftregistered in NSW altogether with a 63 year badge on it.
To put a vintageback on the road after 52 years would be a trip through time. When I initiallybrought it 10 years ago. that was the plan. to bring it back to its new glory.
My buddies would tell me that just stare at it and get lost in time. each with their own memories of that era was what made it extra special. What they weredoing in 1963. One of my friends said to me. "do you know how many peoplehave lived and died since this car was born?" and he was right. The worldhas changed many times over. and this piece of history still stands. Call me ahistorian. call me nostalgic. all me “Mr Bean”. well maybe I am. and I'd like to remember life that way still today. Whoever can finish this beautiful "classic" will always have astory to tell. and retain the value in the history alone for many years to come. Sadly I fell short of my plan to finish the mini project because of illhealth. But I've done all the hard work for someone to take over.
Prior to any body repair commenced. was sent away for total sand blastto expose all if any rust. It was pretty good. Certain parts we were not goingto replace because it was cheaper. such as the tail gate boot lid. Nicer to buyan original new one from the Australian mini Morris factory. Remaining paintrequired is the top of car. spray. & final prep etc. . then refit the engine. lectrical. instruments. go get a blue slip. and off you go.
Please note I'm selling it WAYYYY cheaper than what it owes me to datewith repairs done already.
Also understand it does need some rust repairs in small areas above. Visiblein the pictures. However I have started the restoration correctly from thebottom up. The bottom end. the floor. and the undercarriage is all BRAND NEW. ot restored. BUT BRAND NEW. I purchased entire floor pans also and had themfactory welded back in. then the car was put on an elevated jig and professionallyprepped. and repainted beneath and inside the cabin floor. Original paint codewas used in 2 Pac
I have 100% feedback. so please feel comfortable that you are dealingwith a decent person. You can do all your check-ups on the car prior to payingin full. Contact the RTA. Roads and Maritimes. REVS. Mini Australia should youwish to confirm its authenticity. do what you got to do before bidding.
I have provided the chass and engine numbers for your reference.
Factory Car Type: yma2s1
Body Chas: 138607/31452
Eng No: 8AM/U/H-514624
Tare Weight: 610KG
RTA Number Plate:QTZ-764
I will however require a small deposit into my account prior to pick up. hen you are the successful auction winner. Even if only $100- to confirm youare a serious buyer. Or I would have lost a thousand other buyers.
This car is for sale via other mediums. so should it sell elsewherefirst. I reserve the right to remove the listing without notice. I will in anycase advise all well in advance. You can ask any serious questions if need.
Happy Bidding. I look forward to leaving you good Feedback :-)
Pick up from My House Which Is at Minchinbury NSW 2770. which is nearBlacktown in Sydney. or about 15mins from Parramatta on motorway.
Although I have PayPal. and don't mind you paying with it. I wouldgreatly appreciate CASH ONLY UPON PICK UP. YOUR WELCOME TO DEPOSIT INTO MYPERSONAL WESTPAC ACCOUNT. Please check out my 100% feedback record.
If you have any questions. please feel free to email or call me. I'd bemore than happy to help. If I don't answer my phone. just leave me a messageor send me an sms. Just means I'm at work and can't answer till I finish. ButI'm home every day after work for pick up. Otherwise email all enquiries.
Transport around Australia available at buyers expense. Please ask for aquote.
Note: As Mentioned at the top of advert. this Mini Morris Minor has no rego Noplates. Has not been registered since 2007. Does have some rust. However. withthe rust repairs completed. will be worth a real decent amount. especiallyafter seeing what other websites where selling completed ones for. You couldget this project finished way less than theirs. Further they aren't even thisold and or body shape. some with the flat lights. I hope people are realisticwhen bidding as I must report any false bidders. This item is going cheap aschips compared to what it will be worth on completion and what I spent. thecosts added up and I had spent thousands before I knew it. So people need toLook at the pictures. and if you need more pictures. I'm more than happy toprovide them as requested. But it will be presumed that the final winning bidmust come and pick up the item cash on pick up please. I never tell lies toanyone. and my 100% feedback should be some form of proof of that over manyyears. Many Thanks. and happy bidding.
On 27-Feb-15 at 18:27:37 AEDST. seller added the following information:
IMPORTANT: i need to underline that the auction winner will be required to honor the auction and pay for the vehicle. I wont be happy if the winning bidder bids with the opinion that he or she can bid. but want to come look. and walk away. I am so sorry. but i will report that to paypal. and to ebay. Why? Because it wastes time when people lie. and also stops others from buying the car. This isnt a case of winning bidder comes and looks at the car like an NRMA inspection and wants to deffect the car and say "naah. I'll give it a miss" this car is an old classic. and needs to have body painted. It is as described in the advert. Im a gentlemen. and expect the final bid to be a gentlemen too. If you are not willing to work on a car. id honestly and respectfully suggest you locate a complete and immaculate registered 1963 mini morris minor and enjoy it. This project is for someone who wants to complete the car to their standard and specs. These cars are as rare as they come. I ask that ALL bidders be as realistic as possible. Best of luck
On 01-Mar-15 at 21:20:16 AEDST. seller added the following information:
UPDATE. I made an error with the part where i discussed the deposit amount required prior to pick up. It was meant to have an extra zero 0 at the end of 100. Should have been $1000- min dep. But because i made the error i will make an acception and allow a $250- dep. quarter of what i requested ensuring the winning bid was serious and will pick the car up. You can pay that by paypal or direct deposit into the Westpac bank account details noted on the ebay check out details. Or alternatively i don't mind if you wish to pay the deposit via credit card. I REQUEST THE REMAINING BALANCE TO BE PAID BY CASH ON PICK UP OR DEPOSIT INTO MY ACCOUNT. Allthough i have PayPal. i cant stand this new rule that eBay/palpal have which is to hold the money for 21 days. which will delay this sale. Please keep in mind. My whole reason for the deposit is to make sure that the winning bidder doesn't run away and make me loose another genuine bidder. Don't want anyone saying i didn't warn prior. Some people think that bidding on eBay auctions are like like walking through Coles and choosing a flavor. I need you to know not to bid if you want to run away after the auction. Genuine buyers only please. Yes the car still has some rust to be repaired around the boot lid. and around the bottom of the 2 doors. But i couldn't upload all the pictures because eBay only allow 12 images. In any case. the fact that i have declared it about 75 times now from the start should be enough for you to consider that the upper part of car now needs these minor repairs for prep and spray. However any person with genuine view of restoring this. and has experience knows that these types of things are not major or wont make or break the project. I've has some unreal people expecting the car to be in showroom body condition. To those people. please don't bid. I say that respectfully. If it was a perfect car. it would be going WAY more than it is at this bargain price. And YES. i wish to confirm to all the people still asking if it comes with everything. YES YES YES it comes with the engine. gearbox. interior as pictured. electrical. tacos. everything to use when re-assembling. So your not just bidding on the shell. Its an entire car that i paid a panel beater to pull it apart to get it ready to restore. Its better for you to buy it that way than buy one still intact because you save yourself the hassle and labor & money of striping it without breaking things.
Many have also asked what i will sell it for without ebay. To answer that. i cant sell it outside ebay because it's now an auction and would be un-loyal for me to lie to ebay. I cant take a buy now price because it has a reserve. and the reserve isn't met yet. However if it comes somewhere close to the reserve i may consider letting it go for less and give the person a 2nd chance offer. I will send this through ebay when it ends. I will be selling it if it makes something respectable. I don't expect to get my money back. i just want to sell it now. But if its half decent price at end auction i will notify the winning bidder they can have it or not. So i would just say to those asking me to accept offers. just bid whatever your limit is and let the rest take it's course. You may honestly be the max winning bidder. Don't be afraid to put your max bid your willing to go. i wont be offended. If that's what you wish to pay that's fine. Obviously the auction will decide what the car is worth. Just remember. there aren't any or MANY "1963" models registered in NSW. Your bidding on the aged compliance plate.
And i want to leave you good feedback. and you too leave me 100% feedback. So please don't bid if you are not a buyer. I'm a married man with children. family. and not a young person like those that can be found on untrustable sites like gumtree. What i say is 100% simply because i don't have the head space to waste time. in addition. that's just not how i was brought up. Now for the 50th time to all those people that caused me to write this update.
"BID WITH CONFIDENCE" :-)
Also published at eBay.com.au
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Comments and questions to the seller:from ian goodwin, dated 27 december 2018
Hi Daniel, I think I know the answer to this question but is the mini still for sale? Regards, Ian.
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