View Full Version : New Olde Skool Mini owner

12-15-2003, 01:36 AM
Ok, I know I have been slack at posting lately!! I probally did the unthinkable by most people and sold my 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7-- But on a brighter note, I am purchasing a 1975 Mini 1000 with some of the $$$!! It will be my 1st mini, but definately not my first british car. I'm susposed to drive to South Carolina to pick it up on tuesday (12/16). It will be kinda like a B-day present to myself!!

12-15-2003, 02:12 AM
Well happy birthday for Tuesday. Glad you're staying in the LBC fold. Let's have a few pictures of the new arrival when you can get around to it.

12-15-2003, 08:38 AM
Congrats and safe trip to you...definately need pics when you get a chance. coolgleam.gif

Super 7
12-15-2003, 01:13 PM
Since that car is 8 years newer than the last Issigonis Mini sold in the US, will there be a registration problem?

What country did it come from?

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12-15-2003, 02:53 PM
Did you buy it from Turky's or Classic Core? I've been dreaming of a Mini for years and I know that they sell some down that way.

12-16-2003, 11:03 AM
Super 7....Outoway will have no trouble registering his car. There's a 25-year exemption on DOT & EPA regulations, and cars up to model year 1978 may legally be imported and sold in the U.S.

His '75 Mini 1000 (if LHD) was probably originally a Canadian car. The last Minis sold in the U.S. were '68s, but Canada continued to import them for about another 10 years.

12-17-2003, 06:04 PM
I got it from Classicore. He was working on a yellow panel when I got there. converting to disc's and 1300. Trip took 14hrs total. And the mini was the talk of I95 on the CB!!

When the weather clears up, I will get some pics of it!!


12-17-2003, 06:05 PM
whoops, and it came over from England!!

12-21-2003, 01:52 AM
Here are a couple of pics next to my Nissan Frontier!




12-22-2003, 01:46 PM
Nice ride. Did you trailer it back or drive?

12-23-2003, 12:46 AM
Looks great! You are a lucky guy, congratulations!

12-23-2003, 12:48 AM
Rented a trailer and trailered it back with my Frontier. Nice quiet long drive from here in Virginia to Charleston SC. Too approx 7 hrs each way!! Fun none the less, with a lot of chatter on the CB on the way back about the mini!