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PostSubject: Practical Classic Mag   3rd November 2016, 12:28

Just had a conversation with a mate who owns several classic Triumphs and he's told me that the Practical Classic Mag do a survey of so called classic cars every 10 years or so and the new survey is just out.

And the BMW MINI is now in the top 100 classic cars, the original MINI is no.3, he wasn't sure where ours was but its definitely there.
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Classic Mag   3rd November 2016, 16:56

The classic mini owners are going to hate that Rolling Eyes Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Classic Mag   3rd November 2016, 17:12


Couple of modern classics right there. Very Happy

Doesn't surprise me in the least that the Gen 1 is increasingly being considered a classic. The design is still so fresh and drives so well that it's easy to forget that it's nearly twenty years old. And you only have to look at Tanya's Y Reg MINI group to see how people are actively picking up the early ones to preserve them.
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Classic Mag   3rd November 2016, 18:05

I'm not sure you could call a first gen BMW Mini a classic car. For the sake of insurance, you could put an early car on classic car insurance (15+ to qualify), but there's too many around still and the last of the model are still not that old.

I do however think in 10 years from now, we'll see them become true classics, particularly unmolested examples.
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Classic Mag   3rd November 2016, 20:01

I'll just keep my R53 under its cover for another ten years and wheel it out! I doubt it'll be worth a fortune but its nice to have!
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PostSubject: Re: Practical Classic Mag   5th November 2016, 20:36

JCW conversion probably will be sought after in fairness, especially as they get older and older, and more are knackered!
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