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Garden find in Dereham

Post by johnnie on Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:27 pm

I was approached in Dereham today by a lad who has a 1975 850 in his back garden.
I had a look round it, its scruffy but reasonably solid on a quick inspection, looks as you would expect a longish term stander to. Will need body work but certainly not completely rusting away. The floor has had quite a lot of attention in the past. Possibly in better starting order than some of the projects taken on by Tim and Rob over the last few weeks.
Its a standard looking 850 engine, I didn't attempt to start it. It has had a recentish head gasket and he does have a water pump and a few new spares to go with it.
Wellers on 10's. Make no mistake this is far from a drive away job, but, I recon its worth restoring to get a tax exempt Mini.
The guy wants 300 for it, although I recon he'd talk if somebody made a sensible offer. He has a log book.
If I wasn't going on holiday in 3 weeks it would be on my drive now, but, there you go.
If any club member wants the contact details pm me.

Heres a riddle for ya.......Its in Dereham, guess what colour it is?
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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by norfolkminis on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:37 pm

johnnie wrote:I was approached in Dereham today by a lad who has a 1975 850 in his back garden.
I had a look round it, its scruffy but reasonably solid on a quick inspection, looks as you would expect a longish term stander to. Will need body work but certainly not completely rusting away. The floor has had quite a lot of attention in the past. Possibly in better starting order than some of the projects taken on by Tim and Rob over the last few weeks.
Its a standard looking 850 engine, I didn't attempt to start it. It has had a recentish head gasket and he does have a water pump and a few new spares to go with it.
Wellers on 10's. Make no mistake this is far from a drive away job, but, I recon its worth restoring to get a tax exempt Mini.
The guy wants 300 for it, although I recon he'd talk if somebody made a sensible offer. He has a log book.
If I wasn't going on holiday in 3 weeks it would be on my drive now, but, there you go.
If any club member wants the contact details pm me.

Heres a riddle for ya.......Its in Dereham, guess what colour it is?

it wont be tax exempt tho as that was pre '72 I believe. and lol! at the riddle.

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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by johnnie on Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:48 pm

true not exempt, but still might be worth a punt
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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by Guest on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:21 pm

I don't get the colour bit..
I'm a newbie still, so I need to learn somehow..
lol (:

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Post by norfolkminis on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:23 pm

it be RED.

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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by Dan on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:25 pm

Oh great, so i've got a pissing Dereham car..
Woop??
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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by johnnie on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:27 pm

ALL dereham cars are red........its the law
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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by Dan on Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:30 pm

Actually, I bought mine of a Mr Galea..
And it had 'Minis around Dereham' on the back window..
Not good..
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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by wingnut on Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:31 pm

ITS A MINI WITH NEW LIFE Very Happy cheers
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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by MattFinnish on Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:55 am

Hey Daniel, Mr Galea is okay, but a red mini? Hmmm

Only kidding, my minis have to be blue,/grey/sliver and look different colours on dull days.
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Re: Garden find in Dereham

Post by Golly on Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:52 am

We are deciding on colours to paint Liz's white mini. Metalflake orange is one of the front runners. Hope that wouldn't be classed as red. If so would we have to change clubs Question
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