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Stay Original or Not?

Post by ClearOfCloud » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:00 pm

My cherry Thirty has been laid up for a few years now and as you can imagine the tin-worm is back.

When I did the last big tidy-up, 16 odd-years ago, I resprayed it the original colour and the only changes made were to add W&P arches and to change the stero/speakers.

I think it's time to start putting the money together for another rejuvenation but I was wondering how original should it stay - or does it really matter with a Thirty that's all ready been repaired / tinkered with.


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Re: Stay Original or Not?

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:37 pm

It's your car so you can do as you like with it. Now it it was a black version with the factory sun roof, then original spec would increase the desirability a bit .
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Re: Stay Original or Not?

Post by ClearOfCloud » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:31 pm

Yeah; kinda thinking that way to. As you say if it was a black one or an exceptional cherry one I probaby wouldnt alter it.

I quite like the 30 mostly as is but I didnt want to go tampering with it only to discover I was being an idiot LOL. Thanks for the second opinion :-)
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Re: Stay Original or Not?

Post by woody » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:42 am

When I got my Equinox it had been "Cooperised" with a black and silver interior and Cooper badges and decals. When I did it up I got an Equinox interior and decals but kept other extras like full dash , spots and different alloys. There will always be original cars out there and thats good to see but at the end of day your mini is yours to do up in a way that makes you happy.
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Re: Stay Original or Not?

Post by purplehaze » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:11 am

Everyone will say 1 thing or the other,

The question is, are u ever going to sell the csr or is it a keeper, if its a keeper. Make your changes to suit your needs, i like the big wide low fast look, so i built 1 to suit me ;) b16 vtec low wide clubby :)

So its all up to what uts for, to keep, do it as youd love it, to sell, do it so its saleable
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