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Post by Harry H on Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi everyone, sorry I've been so quiet lately, I've been busy settling in with my new job Smile but sadly with the new job comes with the need for a bigger, more reliable car so I'm having to sell my pride and joy for something that can actually fit more than 2 lights in it Sad

I've had great fun with this mini and it has been the one I'm most proud of but its time for it to move onto someone else who can enjoy it just as much as I have

This doesn't mean the end of mini's for me though as I'm going to keep the city and do it up...as was the original plan Smile So when I get paid some nice money I will keep some spare and then will get bits done to it when I can afford it so hopefully by next year I will have a nice mini to use for fun, and it will hopefully be in a driving state by IMM Smile It will also be good as I'm going to give some of it a go myself so I can learn more about how they go together.

So if anyone wants a nice...kind of rally styled RED (I've heard its a good colour) mini then there's one going Smile




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Post by Ian Nicholls on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:41 pm

How about selling the City instead. The Sprite is roadworthy. Why expend time money and effort doing up the City ?
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Post by Harry H on Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:58 pm

Ian Nicholls wrote:How about selling the City instead. The Sprite is roadworthy. Why expend time money and effort doing up the City ?

Because by selling the city I wouldn't have anywhere near enough money to get another car.
The city will be done up as and when I get a bit of spare money from work over the next year or so, I'm having to do a head over heart really as I know I'll miss the mini but it just isn't practical enough for work everyday.
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Post by Woody on Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:06 pm

you can always find a cheap car..... without any need to sell any minis.... depends on what you need but ebays a good place to start!!!!!!
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Post by Ian Nicholls on Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:47 pm

There are always plenty of cheap euroboxes being advertised in local shop windows. You could easilly pick up one for around 500.
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Post by bry4ns on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:15 pm

sell the camper?? then you could afford a new car???

or you could swop the VW, Ive got a nice zafira and mini!!!

infact you could properly fit he mini in!!!!!heheehe

cant believe your selling the sprite!!!! think of the memories!!!!!!

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Post by Woody on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:45 pm

bry4ns wrote:sell the camper?? then you could afford a new car???

or you could swop the VW, Ive got a nice zafira and mini!!!

infact you could properly fit he mini in!!!!!heheehe

cant believe your selling the sprite!!!! think of the memories!!!!!!



all the miles to the IMM!!!1
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Post by Harry H on Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:48 pm

Haha the camper is mums so I might get in trouble if I sold it Razz

If I had more money I would keep the sprite for sure but I can't afford to have a car like that as a toy at my age. This way I can get a decent car that will get me to work and back everyday in the mud and rain without having to worry.

I have some great memories with the mini and its been so much fun but its time to think about practicality which is boring I know Sad

I will still be doing all the club things though! There's no way I would stop any of that as I love everyone's great company, I will just become a project mini person for a while Smile

One day I will hopefully have enough money to have lots of minis but at the moment I don't Sad
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Post by robtheplod on Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:00 pm

Harry H wrote:Haha the camper is mums so I might get in trouble if I sold it Razz

If I had more money I would keep the sprite for sure but I can't afford to have a car like that as a toy at my age. This way I can get a decent car that will get me to work and back everyday in the mud and rain without having to worry.

I have some great memories with the mini and its been so much fun but its time to think about practicality which is boring I know Sad

I will still be doing all the club things though! There's no way I would stop any of that as I love everyone's great company, I will just become a project mini person for a while Smile

One day I will hopefully have enough money to have lots of minis but at the moment I don't Sad

it's horrible when responsibility kicks in!! what's your new job Harry??
Have fun with the resto - if i can help at all let me know.

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Post by norfolkminis on Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:00 am

hows about getting a cheap loan for a euro box. plenty of good deals around at the moment.

i would personally sell the city.

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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by Golly on Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:54 am

Another option would be to sell both the sprite and the city, then with the funds raised (plus a little more) buy a mini commercial or estate. Then you would have the best of both worlds - lots of room and a mini.
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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by Dan on Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:35 am

Or just fit a roof rack to the sprite?
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Post by Alex H on Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:40 am

StuddyFEX wrote:Or just fit a roof rack to the sprite?
A couple of bungee cords should do the trick Laughing
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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by Harry H on Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:59 pm

robtheplod wrote:

it's horrible when responsibility kicks in!! what's your new job Harry??
Have fun with the resto - if i can help at all let me know.

rob

I'm working at Viking stage lighting in Norwich Smile Smile Its exactly what I wanted to do so I'm really enjoying it.

Its not been an easy decision at all but I've thought about it a lot and it's the best option for me at the moment. I know I'll miss it but practicality is what I need for now.

The city is worth around 300 which just wouldn't help me much at all whereas the sprite will get me a decent car. This way I can have a car as well as the mini which is the best way I think.



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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by mr t on Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:19 pm

mini van, clubby estate you no it makes sense lol
youve been there with a euro box before and hated it.
you would be very surprised how much you can get in a roofbox.
or have you thought about a trailer .
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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by robtheplod on Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:05 pm

Harry H wrote:
robtheplod wrote:

it's horrible when responsibility kicks in!! what's your new job Harry??
Have fun with the resto - if i can help at all let me know.

rob

I'm working at Viking stage lighting in Norwich Smile Smile Its exactly what I wanted to do so I'm really enjoying it.

is that up on diamond road in norwich? - i work opposite!!! and bry4ns is around the corner!!
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Post by Harry H on Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:04 pm

thats the one! where abouts are you?? Come over and say hello sometime Smile I'm usually just inside the big door doing random bits.

Us mini people are all together it seems
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Post by wingnut on Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:06 pm

and me . behind the yellow box
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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by Dan on Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:04 pm

Harry, I know of a S Reg Citroen Berlingo for sale, 200. And it's red.. Just thought it would be good, as it's really roomy, and so then you can fit all your lights and stuff in..

So you could then sell the city to pay for it and still be able to keep the mooper!!

It looks really tidy, if you're interested, let me know..
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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by Harry H on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:43 pm

Well don't I love change!! Razz


I have some new news.......


...65 isn't going anywhere!! Razz Razz After a really long talk with mum about how good it is and how I would probably cry and be forever depressed without it she has agreed to let it stay! It will kind of become hers in that if I sell it she gets the money but it will still be my mini to drive and work on Smile I'm so happy!

It needs some work doing on it which I will be able to do when mr boss pays me some nice money but because it wont be my everyday car I will be able to do more to it in terms of maintenance and generally making it look good. So all in all it can only be good!

After winning 1st in the classic car part of the sheringham carnival yesterday the thought of getting rid of it was horrible! ....I love mums! Razz


So expect to see lots more of 65 and it will hopefully get nicer and nicer from now on!


...that is all Very Happy time to take down some ads!
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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by Ian Nicholls on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:54 pm

Good decision Mr H.
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Post by Dan on Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:44 pm

Wehey!! Great news!!
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Re: My Mini - 95 Sprite

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:45 pm

thats good news Harry!!!
Is project city still going ahead?

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Post by Harry H on Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:21 pm

Well once again, that's right.... For the 2nd possibly 3rd time the 65 sprite is up for sale! This time however I have not replaced it with a eurobox, just another mini Smile not really sure why but a bargain came along that I couldnt say no to Razz

Anyway....
1996 spi, very solid mini!! 78,000 miles. Starts everytime, took me to Germany and back, what more can I say Smile

If anyone is interested then send me a message and I can then bore you with lots of pictures and stories.


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Post by norfolkminis on Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:20 pm

at least its for the right reason this time.

Agreed this is a very tidy car!!

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