Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Last Online
    15-03-2017 @ 10:58 AM
    Posts
    8

    Looking for a old mini

    I am looking for an old mini to have restored.
    Does anyone know where I can pick one up.

  2. #2
    Fuck it
    Satonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, etc..
    Posts
    3,113
    You could try http://www.one2car.com

  3. #3
    I am in Jail
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last Online
    01-10-2017 @ 03:13 PM
    Location
    Elsewhere
    Posts
    1,703
    I had a quick look online. There is a Thai-language Mini forum which lists some Minis for sale. Even if you can't read Thai, the prices and details are all pretty obvious.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    Smug Farang Bore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Online
    10-10-2017 @ 04:29 PM
    Posts
    3,862
    My burds got a couple she's grown out of.

    A small black one and a red n.


    I'll post em to ya for a beer...!

  5. #5
    ................... sunsetter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last Online
    23-01-2017 @ 01:18 AM
    Location
    underneath the sun
    Posts
    7,027
    ^

  6. #6
    Valve Master Latindancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    9,116
    An older style mini ? Are you nuts ? Why bother ???? Minis are utterly outdated technology. And where would you get spare parts ? Far, far more trouble than they are worth.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    13-10-2017 @ 11:52 PM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    13,430
    Old Mini's are somewhat problematic because of running the engine and transmission oil together in the same case. I know of a really nice one in Ranong, they never drive it, it's just nice to look at.

    I'd rather have a massaged old VW Beetle, at least that car is better suited for a warm climate.
    From the Gospel of Earl

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat draco888's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Online
    13-02-2016 @ 06:01 PM
    Posts
    2,091
    ^ what makes the beetle more suited to a warmer climate?

  9. #9
    Pronce. PH said so AGAIN!
    slackula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Behind a slipping mask of sanity in Phuket.
    Posts
    9,094
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    I'd rather have a massaged old VW Beetle, at least that car is better suited for a warm climate.

    By 'massaged' do you mean converted to liquid cooled? A friend of mine has a quite pristine one, at least cosmetically, and it is always breaking down probably due to the heat.

  10. #10
    Sukhumvet
    VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:18 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,779
    Quote Originally Posted by draco888 View Post
    ^ what makes the beetle more suited to a warmer climate?
    What makes an old Mini problematic? Had one for years, rain never effected it, shared oil never effected it. Great fun. In this climate maybe an oil cooler would be good. Mine had one as standard.

    Agreed AC might be a touchy subject I don't even know where one would put it.

    Mini Moke would be a perfect island car!

    Not sure I'd be brave enough to restore one!
    No one on TD is gay. If suspect, it was probably because of the way they were reared.
    I apologize if any offence was caused. unless it was intended.
    You people, you think I know feck nothing; I tell you: I know feck all
    How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.

  11. #11
    I am not in Jail AntRobertson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    27,037
    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Not sure I'd be brave enough to restore one!
    Quite like those old Minis but (as per the usual case here) they're very expensive - I've seen near mint/pristine ones for around the 900 - 1m Baht mark.

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    13-10-2017 @ 11:52 PM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    13,430
    Quote Originally Posted by draco888 View Post
    ^ what makes the beetle more suited to a warmer climate?
    rear engined cars are better suited for hot weather because you don't have all the heat of the eng/trans in front of you.
    The fan cooled VW/Porsches were brilliant engineering and extremely pleasant cars to drive without air conditioning.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •