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ERA Turbo with 75 original miles!

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ERA Turbo with 75 original miles!

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Post by kona » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:05 pm

£25k? :o

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Post by oel159 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:25 pm

I know the price is a bit steep but if genuine with 75 miles it would be an investment. Although I asked for better pictures and he said that he'd take more when the weather clears up so I wonder if it's being stored outside. I'd have it in a nice warm garage if it was mine.

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Post by mgb1978 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:25 pm

Possibly be aiming for the Japanese market.....although even they have pulled back a bit on paying silly prices for mini's.
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Post by CLUBMANGT » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:37 pm

Pics ain't that good, front spoiler looks split in them and right side skirt looks wrong but it could just be the pics :roll:
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Re: ERA Turbo with 75 original miles!

Post by woody » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:06 am

Genuine ERA kit has joint in centre front, replica kits have one piece front. Unfortuneitly a car like this only maintains its value if not driven so whats the point in buying it unless you only want to look at it!
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Re: ERA Turbo with 75 original miles!

Post by Scoobasteve7 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:43 am

The amount of minis you could own for 25 grand...

Out of curiosity, how much would a ERA replica be??

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Post by oel159 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:55 am

There was another Green ERA that went for £7500 there very recently that was in very good condition. A few months back there was another that needed a lot of work that ended up going to holland and was purchased for £4000, couldn't get the funds in time or I would have had it :( the only other one there is a black one being up for a while for £10,000.

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Post by StanO'Toole » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:58 am

oel159 wrote:There was another Green ERA that went for £7500 there very recently that was in very good condition. A few months back there was another that needed a lot of work that ended up going to holland and was purchased for £4000, couldn't get the funds in time or I would have had it :( the only other one there is a black one being up for a while for £10,000.
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Post by oel159 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:02 am

That is true, sorry Shay. By far the one of the nicest and cleanest mini's out there, and would have it in a heartbeat if the money was there.

If money was no object I'd have an ERA in each Colour and a BAC M-30 :)

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Post by kona » Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:09 pm

I remember a few years ago messing around on IBC japans auction site, there was an ERA for a 5K and was a grade 4.

Should have bought it!
whats the point in paying e25k for a ornament? Cars are ment to be driven not stored.

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Post by keith » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:01 pm

with that mileage it will attract VAT and possibly a VRT surcharge on importation :) just thought id mention that...
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Post by ian o B » Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:31 pm

kona wrote:I remember a few years ago messing around on IBC japans auction site, there was an ERA for a 5K and was a grade 4.

Should have bought it!
whats the point in paying e25k for a ornament? Cars are ment to be driven not stored.
what way do them grades work?? lower grade beter condition or vise versa?? :?:

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Post by Kenneth Murphy » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:31 pm

higher grade better 5 is best
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Re: ERA Turbo with 75 original miles!

Post by oel159 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:02 pm

Japanese Grading System:

S Superior to Grade 6 or higher
6 or higher is as good as new. Exterior and interior are in immaculate condition. Some cars in these grades have never been driven.
5 – The car doesn’t need repair. The car has been repaired slightly, and the repair is in very good condition. No body parts have been changed.
4.5 – The car has been repaired slightly, and the repair is in good condition. It becomes a grade-5 car with slight repair. There are a few slight scratches or dents.
4 – The car is in good overall condition, but there are a few scratches or dents.
3.5 – The car has some conspicuous scratches or dents. The cars head-light support panel or back panel may have been repaired.
3 – The car has many conspicuous scratches or dents. The car has some paint blemishes.
2 – The car is in very bad condition
1 – The car which may have one of the following
An aftermarket turbo
An automatic transmission converted to manual transmission
Flood damage
RA The car has had accident damage which can be ranked MINOR, and has been repaired.
R A car which has had accident damage, and been repaired. The auction definition “A car which has had accident damage” is a car where some parts or panels have been repaired or replaced or need to be repaired or replaced (or has some visible marks from frame damage) :
Lower Tie Bar or Frame
Windshield Piller (A Piller
Center Piller (B Piller)
Rear Piller (C Piller)
Strut Housing
Roof Panel
Trunk flooring Panel
Floor Pan
*** /0 – The car has had accident damage, and has NOT been repaired. Or a car with  major engine trouble.

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Re: ERA Turbo with 75 original miles!

Post by ian o B » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:04 pm

[quote="oel159"]Japanese Grading System:


6 or higher is as good as new. Exterior and interior are in immaculate condition. Some cars in these grades have never been driven.

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Re: ERA Turbo with 75 original miles!

Post by pn951 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:10 am

Not wanting to hijack a thread, but I was on my hols in the UK last week and in the Lakeland Motor Museum in Cumbria they have a RSP Cooper with 8 miles on it. Nice to see a "new" Mini after years of seeing ones with scabs and scars and dents etc!!

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