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Number 88 has a little brother!

 
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Ikule
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Number 88 has a little brother! Reply with quote

Well I finally took the decision to gracefully retire #88 from the daily commute, she deserves her retirement to a summer weekend/holiday cruiser after serving me so well these past seven years and 63,000miles,
she is now tucked up in the garage under a brand new car cover and a C-tek battery conditioner should be arriving in the next few days to keep her healthy through the cold Winter months ahead.

So I present her new bouncing (it's still on runflats all round!) baby brother, a 2004 Mini Cooper S Chilli pack with 69,800miles, FSH, JCW front bumper, grill and side skirts,
full bi-colour heated leather interior, sports multi-function s/wheel,harmon kardon stereo, rain sensing wipers, auto dimming mirror,
sat-nav (still with the 2004 nav cd in it....) heated front windscreen and a very kind previous owner has changed the earlier xenon headlights to the 2005 spec facelift xenon lights.

I've had it for just over a week now and can't stop grinning when I drive it, the supercharger whine is quite addictive and it handles like a go-cart but it's not a mid-life crisis......honest! Laughing










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'98 B10 3.2 #88 (for summer cruising)
'04 Mini Cooper S (commuting/sacrificial shopping trolley target....)
'94 325i Coupe SOLD
'88 Vauxhall Senator 3.0i SOLD
'90 Astra MkII GTE 16V (Turbo conversion) SOLD
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, always liked the mini, and the handling and performance are addictive as you say, well done.

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E46 B3s Coupe #19 (sold)
E46 B3s Touring #29 (sold)
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I_MNL
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Location: Manchester, Cheshire and Hertfordshire! Driving on the motorways...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the colour combination in and out!!! Very Happy

But only 69000 miles for the B10?
What shall I say for the Jags with 228000 and 254000 miles each?!?! They should be retired for years now... Shocked
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Ikule
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That 63,000 is in my ownership, the total mileage is just over 145,000miles now so it's only right that I keep her away from the salty winter roads Laughing

Couple of additions under the bonnet




"What you looking at?" Very Happy
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'98 B10 3.2 #88 (for summer cruising)
'04 Mini Cooper S (commuting/sacrificial shopping trolley target....)
'94 325i Coupe SOLD
'88 Vauxhall Senator 3.0i SOLD
'90 Astra MkII GTE 16V (Turbo conversion) SOLD
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