Help prior to purchase of '58 JCW
New to the site and the brand. Admired from afar and now have the chance to own. I've just sold my 911 C4S and I'm desperate to get into something that's small and fun, hence coming to the Mini brand.
I've been looking through the dealer network, however the cars available are out of budget, regrettably. I'm after a car with a sun roof, nav system and upgraded stereo. I think I've found one, a 58 plate, however the chap who's selling it might not have listed the spec correctly. I'm going to call a dealer and ask them to run a search on the plate and see what comes up, in your collective experience, would a dealer be receptive to this? Or alternatively, is there a site I can enter the reg into to get the full spec?
I'm keen to know if Mini Connected can be retro fitted, or does it have to come from the factory? Can I assume that the Sat Nav s/w be upgraded and then buy a 2012 disk? At this stage, could I purchase the Connected pack?
I'm also keen to know what face lifts have been applied to the range since December '08, are there any tell tell signs of it's age, either internally or externally?
Regarding bluetooth, were / are there any limitations with a Dec '08 car?
Many thanks for reading and hope I'm able to tap into your knowledge base.