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 Posted: Apr 26, 2017 02:19PM
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I can confirm that. I inquired about my 1991 Spi Cooper. They said they have no records for vehicles after 1986. 

 Posted: Apr 19, 2017 10:25AM
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Is there a way to post pics direct from my phone? I have pics of the location for the VIN plate by the front AC condenser on my Jap spec.

 Posted: Apr 19, 2017 07:37AM
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Not always on Jap spec cars 

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Apr 19, 2017 07:00AM
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Yes...like I said.... right inner fender   for the plate

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Apr 19, 2017 12:22AM
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Originally Posted by thewerewolf
malsal.. yea auto only worth $1300 at sunny day in LA  on MLs site.. thanks bc
What is MLs site?

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 07:52PM
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Originally Posted by Mclarengts
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Originally Posted by Jimatalba
Your VIN plate is tucked behind the AC Evaporator on Inner Wing, to left as you face Engine bay. Hard to spot as its tucked out of sight.
Personally, I think this is an early Spi, maybe 1992.
i have one the exact same here at home and it was first registered in Japan on 1st September 1992. Jim
Do you have a picture for reference, Im not familiar with minis so Im sure about the AC Evap. 
Jim means the condenser, the evaporator is under the passenger side dash inside the car.
The condenser is the large black piece that looks like a radiator on the left hand side up front. The vin plate is to the left of it on the inner fender next to the bonnet prop location or if not there it will be in the trunk close to the battery.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 06:32PM
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malsal.. yea auto only worth $1300 at sunny day in LA  on MLs former  site.. thanks bc

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 05:42PM
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So what year is the seller saying it is ? Based on the pics it looks 93 or older to me but items on Mini's get switched around a lot so it could be newer. As i said make sure both vin numbers match.
They are saying March 1993... where is the other VIN? I see one in type scuttle, but none in the Boot. 
Yes in the scuttle. If correct it should have an asterisk at each end of it. Although no foolproof the boot latch should have a date/year code of 4 digits as well as the wiper motor eg: 12 93 would be the 12th week of 1993.
The boot latch date is 02 92

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 05:40PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimatalba
Your VIN plate is tucked behind the AC Evaporator on Inner Wing, to left as you face Engine bay. Hard to spot as its tucked out of sight.
Personally, I think this is an early Spi, maybe 1992.
i have one the exact same here at home and it was first registered in Japan on 1st September 1992. Jim
Do you have a picture for reference, Im not familiar with minis so Im sure about the AC Evap. 

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 11:08AM
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Remember Bill it is an automatic LOL.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 11:03AM
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$1300 for a classic mini that runs and drives?? must be a total POS anywhere world wide.. later bc

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 10:52AM
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GB
Your VIN plate is tucked behind the AC Evaporator on Inner Wing, to left as you face Engine bay. Hard to spot as its tucked out of sight.
Personally, I think this is an early Spi, maybe 1992.
i have one the exact same here at home and it was first registered in Japan on 1st September 1992. Jim

Saor Alba

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 07:32AM
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There will also be a tag on the inner right fender giving vehicle info, including paint code.... I believe engine # and VIN are also on the tag

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 07:02AM
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Originally Posted by Mclarengts
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Originally Posted by malsal
So what year is the seller saying it is ? Based on the pics it looks 93 or older to me but items on Mini's get switched around a lot so it could be newer. As i said make sure both vin numbers match.
They are saying March 1993... where is the other VIN? I see one in type scuttle, but none in the Boot. 
Yes in the scuttle. If correct it should have an asterisk at each end of it. Although no foolproof the boot latch should have a date/year code of 4 digits as well as the wiper motor eg: 12 93 would be the 12th week of 1993.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 04:48AM
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ok.. here is the link for BMHT certificate for your mini , land rover ect.. www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk in Gaydon England..  think it is about  60 quid now..  later bc  ps.. mclargengts why  oh  why are you NOT buying a mini already here in the USA.. ??????   might do search  about all the minis SEIZED by CBP that mountain mini has try to import in last couple years. and search on the 78 land rovers that CBP SEIZED here in NC. in 2015..
I emailed BMHT and they don't have records for newer minis. Also the price is so good its worth it.. $1300 minis in the US are much higher. CBP website said if you don't have the build date they use the first time it was registered. .. So I can buy it and store it for a year. Then import it

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 04:31AM
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ok.. here is the link for BMHT certificate for your mini , land rover ect.. www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk in Gaydon England..  think it is about  60 quid now..  later bc  ps.. mclargengts why  oh  why are you NOT buying a mini already here in the USA.. ??????   might do search  about all the minis SEIZED by CBP that mountain mini has try to import in last couple years. and search on the 78 land rovers that CBP SEIZED here in NC. in 2015..

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 04:17AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by malsal
So what year is the seller saying it is ? Based on the pics it looks 93 or older to me but items on Mini's get switched around a lot so it could be newer. As i said make sure both vin numbers match.
They are saying March 1993... where is the other VIN? I see one in type scuttle, but none in the Boot. 

 Posted: Apr 18, 2017 03:59AM
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So what year is the seller saying it is ? Based on the pics it looks 93 or older to me but items on Mini's get switched around a lot so it could be newer. As i said make sure both vin numbers match.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 10:02PM
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Pics added

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 07:24PM
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mclarengts..  quote.. if the car is NOT here in the usa.. no need for vin swapping  .> WRONG.  they are called RINGERS..  stolen..   more common than you think.. later bc

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