Bad news first right? Anyway, I am selling Elvis... though I think you will agree when I am done it's for a good cause! I am selling Elvis to a couple that just moved here and want a little beater for Naples. They are taking him off my hands for a steal but i will still be able to tinker with him! The real frustration (and thanks again Steve for all your help (on CooperTune)) is that I finally have everything except the caster right on Elvis.
Now the good news. I have found an '81 1098cc to bring back. For which I am getting for an AMAZING price... (in a big radio announcer voice, " Prices so low you will lose your mind!") $700 and it runs! The hardest part will be yet another suspension rebuild, this time with cones... sorry springs guys i cant stand the fact that they fall apart every time you bring it off the ground! Its a royal blue with white wheels and white stripes and roof, a Italian interior package that is totally custom, Pictures soon! I go to get the keys today! SO look for new picts soon...
Well Elvis is gone to his new home and the new old mini is on jack stands... Angelo, his name, is a good solid car but needs a lot of love...
As you can see the body is in decent shape.
For those who have had your bonnet open before any guesses on whats missing?
Its like a fire sale, Everything had to go...
Was there ever a Mini with this badging?
The seats are awesome, comfy too, just the orange doesn't go with the red in the door cards!
Part of the reason that his name is Angelo!
The keep pile.... you don't want to see the toss pile!
More soon! But please feel free to throw input and suggestions at us!