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Old 07-25-2013, 01:37 AM
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I've been saying I would buy a classic Mini "one day" since I first saw them when I was 5 years old. Now that we've got a bigger shop and I've dove into the automotive industry, it was time to finally realize that dream.

I just recently picked up this El Paso Beige Austin Mini. It's a RHD and it's got the little 998 A-series under the hood. I will forewarn those that are eager to see progress that this will be a slow build. Work keeps me rather busy and this is a car that I'm going to keep for years to come so I'm going to take my time with it. With that said, I've been having a unreal time just driving it around. Everyone always talks about how enjoyable the driving experience is behind the wheel of ones of these things, and they aren't kidding. I've fallen in love.

A little background story on my love for Minis: http://www.stanceworks.com/2013/07/t...d-a-trip-back/

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:11 PM
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Gorgeous Andrew! Stoked for you!
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Congrats Andrew! That really is a beautiful machine! Great story too!
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woo woo welcome to the club buddy. Your gonna kill it with this
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Very nice, congrats!
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Looks like a great base to start. I test drove one for my mum and it took under a minute to want it for myself.
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So much envy for that classic! Love the KY plates
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Can we see the interior?
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Thanks guys

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Yeah, I'll be doing a full shoot some time soon
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I've been thinking that the only fwd car i'd add to the stable was a classic. The one you got is friggin gorgeous. That color just photographs so well. Body looks super clean. I'd love to help spin wrenches on this thing so I know what I'm getting into in the future. LMK if you need a hand.
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I've been thinking that the only fwd car i'd add to the stable was a classic. The one you got is friggin gorgeous. That color just photographs so well. Body looks super clean. I'd love to help spin wrenches on this thing so I know what I'm getting into in the future. LMK if you need a hand.
I'll be sure to. Once I get the suspension refurbished, I may be coming to you for alignment input/help as well.
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awesome man, looks great!
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Such an awesome car Andrew. I've always known you'd own a classic one day. I'm excited to see it one day.
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This thread makes me happy. Glad you got such a clean mini!
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