The seller, haha11 pictured here in his ebay profile wearing an "I love hot moms" t-shirt, recieved the following question, answered it, and posted the entire affair for all to see on the auction page...
Q: Do you have a buy it now price? I live locally and we used to sell them new. Love it. Thank you, Richard Buxbaum.
A: Richard, with all due respect you jacked me around and low balled me on a BMW R69S a few years ago. Then you did the same with my pal in Holland Michigan. You obviously ignored my terms to this auction. I have no interest in doing business with you. Word gets around in this small community. Haig Haleblian
Mr. Buxbaum is going to need a serious tube of burn ointment to soothe the USB keyboard cord whipping he received from Mr. Haleblian. The car itself is one of those
This particular Mini has some kind of Franco-Illinois connection and the seller is generously allowing the next owner to uncover its providence. The next owner will also be allowed the pleasure of replacing every seal, gasket, rubber piece, tire, etc that has rotted to oblivion while this car was waiting to be reclaimed.
This author really wishes he could get into the whole "oh goody, a barn find" mentality, but would only get excited if the barn finds offered some serious cash discount. As is, it really makes sense to buy a decently restored or nice original survivor Mini and save your time for driving it, such as this 1968 Mini Automatic for $12,995 obo. The featured car looks very original and complete - both great pluses - but it needs a wash!
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