This one has been advertised for quite some time - asking $14,000 AUD. Looks to be in excellent condition, and closeish to original (a few modifications have been made). Good to get another 998 LS on the register - it's been a while since one has come up!
Check out the others on the Mini LS Register.
The first one on our register, this original BMW Isetta single cylinder microcar was advertised on trademe.co.nz, finally selling for $17,650 NZD in early November 2018. Looks to be in solid condition. At the time of sale, the seller noted the following comments:
Another spotted, being sold as part of a large collection in November 2018. This is apparently the very last Brock B8 Fairmont Ghia built, being Build Number 121. The seller noted few comments at the time of sale, other than confirming the car was optioned with a sunroof and leather. This one was asking $15,000 and looks to be the worst of those being sold as part of teh collection (a fairly reasonable price compared to some other asking prices you see around these days).
Great looking two-tone 260C - this one was spotted on trademe.co.nz in November 2018. Naturally, the coupes are the most desitable, but this is a great looking car. Several modifications were noted as having been undertaken, including being lowered 2 inches and having HQ springs in the front. A few little rust spots that need tidying up but overall it's in great condition.
This Brock B8 Falcon S was advertised along with several other Brock Falcons as part of a collection in November 2018. AN amazing opportunity for the Brock Ford enthusiast to grab a few cars - or perhaps for a museum to pick them up. This one had 185,000km on the click at the time of sale (and asking $19,500).
We've been able to collect the details of a few Brock Falcons over the years - take a look at the others on the Brock Ford register here,
This Brock B8 Falcon SE was advertised on Gumtree Australia, and was advertised as part of a collection with a number of other Brock Fords. This particular car is build number 7 of only 7 SE's built. The seller at the time noted the car had only 53,000km on the clock, and they were only the second owner. Supposedly, the car was originally owned by Brock's mechanic. Check out the others on the Brock Ford Register.
This British spec Mini Clubman is one of few on Australian shores, and different in many ways to the Australian Clubman and later Aussie Leyland Minis. This is the MK3 Mini body shell, which can be purchased brand new for just over $14,000 AUD - see it here. The most obvious difference between this shell and the Australian shells / MK1 shells generally is the internal hinged doors, as appear on all MK3 onward minis including the later Rover Minis. However, there are many other changes that are less noticeable. For instance: larger drains on the roof gutter corners, a welded bonnet slam panel (as opposed to the bolted Australian design), among many other subtle differences.
The car is perfectly suited for a project such as a 1275 GT or Mini GTS tribute, or simply to build it as you want and fit it out with all the Rover gear (of which there is a huge factory range and variety). All Rover trim and accessories are compatible with this MK3 body. There are plenty of places in Australia that sell the trim and other parts for the cars, such as Minisport's Rover only section here; their trim section, and Oz Minisport.com - which has a large selection. You could also import a cheap rusty late model rover mini that can't be registered, and transplant all the gear straight into this body. This car has been and can be registered in NSW (number plates last registered with are in the images - It was last on the road probably 30 years ago).
A lot of bodywork has been completed, as detailed in the images. This includes new A panels, sills (internal and exterior), floor pans, air vent holes (behind dash corners), new front driver's mudguard, plated edges of rear seat, new battery box, and some repairs around the front driver's headlight. Very little welding is required to have the body ready for finishing and paint, with just the lower door-skins and a couple of other small spots - one being at the base of the rear passenger wheel arch. The car has evidence of a minor accident repair weld in the rear trunk floor corner (just behind the fuel tank). It looks like a new rear panel was welded on - which also likely explains why the beaver panel had no rust - I'm assuming it would also have been replaced at the time of repair.
For the work so far completed, the car was taken off its sub-frames, completely stripped, sandblasted and undercoated. Prior to the front sub-frame being installed, the engine bay was painted 2-pack metallic BRG (2004 Mini Cooper S paint code 895). The intention was to paint the car this colour, with a white roof. The engine bay is very dusty in the images, but the paint is in great condition. The sub-frames were also sandblasted, painted 2-pack gloss black, and re-assembled with new rubbers / bushes. The rear left still needs a cone installed. I note that the original sub-frames which I removed were hydrolastic - which I've replaced with the rebuilt rubber cone frames. The car rolls and steers fine, and has been fitted with a new steering rack, so it can be easily transported on and off a trailer. The brakes are not hooked up (no handbrake either).
Sad to see it go as I've had the car for some 17 years. However, I've got 2 other projects to focus on getting on the road, and would like a bit more space in the garage. The sale is not urgent so if I don't get any bites I'll simply hold onto it.
Inspection can be arranged on weekends, near Gosford NSW. Contact Tim by signing in and clicking the contact seller button above.
A matching number Australian spec RS2000 4-door - this one offered in November 2018 asking $25,000, in good condition overall. The birnt orange paint work is good other than a 2 small rust spot on top of rear quarter panel. The car has been unregistered for approximately 5 years, and the seller notes it was a automatic (converted to manual).
A very rare find on carsales - this 1985 E24 BMW M635csi is one of only 524 Factory RHD examples built. Finished in its original Alpine White over Pacific Blue leather, it comes with its original manuals and toolkit. Limited information was given at the time of sale, but good to have this one on the register. Check out the others on the BMW M635CSI / E24 M6 register.