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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 2012, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

Im Ellie,

I purchased my 2001 - Mini One about 6 months ago as a second "weekend" car as a destraction from my large 4x4, i bought an older Mini as i wanted to see if i got on with the size of it before buying a newer Cooper S.

I love my little Mini as its so much fun and i plan on keeping this one even after i get around to buying a Coopers S after Xmas.

Since buying the car i have done a few bits to it, like changing the old tired roof graphic for a full custom roof wrap, and changing the boring seats for half leather coopers, and i love tinkering around with it myself.

Heres a piccy of it.
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Something i did leave out in my first post is that my Mini has sort of a claim to fame, all be it a bit sad !

Well its the interior that has the claim to fame, my interior was the interior on the TV show Strippers: Cars for cash, i purchased the interior direct from Attaboy TV via Ebay for the silly low price of just £67.00 On the show that aired a couple of weeks ago they broke a classic Mini and a new gen Mini Cooper and what the show didnt show was a lot of the new Mini parts didnt sell, See attached photo, it was early on Bank Holiday that i was able to put a low bid in for the seats that never sold on air, and i won them at the silly price of £67.00. I had to pick them up later that week by a certain date at a yard in Eirth out on the marshes where theres lots of breakers yards, i had to sign a waver for the seats too !! and one of the guys there was not too happy at the low price they sold for, they were expecting at least £200 on them. That was not all of my good luck, the old interior that i took out i sold on for a quick sale of £50.00 so the half leather seats only really cost me £17.00 in the end!

The rest of the spares in the photo sold for another silly price to someone else on ebay for around £30 - £40 if i recall, another bargain for the person who purchased them.

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That's a brilliant story on the seats.

Hopefully it was that tit frankie on the show that was miffed that they went for so little.

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Thank you Ryan, its a good site full of info.

Sadly no one in the show was there, there was just 2 of the production crew there, the yard was almost empty other than for a few containers which had spares in that they were flogging off before having to vacate the yard, when i arrived i told one of the guys what i was there to pick up he tried to tell me it was just the rear seats untill i showed him the ebay print off of the auction (i expected issues due to the low price) he wouldnt have it and had to go in the office (blue portacabin used in the show) to check the details himself before i could pay for the seats, they were not rude or anything, but just miffed at the low price they sold for, it also took them 2 days to email me with details of how and were and when i could pick the seats up.

At the time the show had not aired so i didnt know much about it other than the small bit of info in the Ebay listing and i didnt even know the name of the show, but going from the name on the waver "Attaboy" i tracked the show down on the forums they advertised on for people and cars and waited to see the show as i was interested to see the Mini being stripped, but your right about that ****! he is so annoying!! if i had to buy the interior from him i would have walked away as soon as he opened his gob! thankfully for me just unhelpfull miffed production crew is all i has to deal with for around 15 mins.

There was a lot of unsold spares from the show that ended up on Ebay from many of the cars in the show and low prices, at the time i purchased the interior there were a lot of parts for sale with pics from the same yard, one buyer complained and left feedback that the Rolls Royce front grill was bought but then not sent because it had been "stolen" but then another grill was sold for just £200 to another buyer, but also others were happy with spares from a classic MG, a Golf, a Landrover, Escort Cabrio etc.

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Heres the seats after being fitted in their new "home" the leather in the piccy from the strippers yard looks a bit green/blue but its not in the flesh, it was just their bad photography and the light.

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Good on the seats as they would have cost you a grand new.
Were they heated too?
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