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    Oh gawd. Sorry. Cross-purposes there. My mistake.

    Oh gawd. Sorry. Cross-purposes there. My mistake.
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    It's a very oddly specified car, which makes me...

    It's a very oddly specified car, which makes me think it's a part-finished project that he's been forced to sell.

    His arrogance in that first DM to me is making me quite enjoy watching this...
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    I. Am. Shocked.

    I. Am. Shocked.
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    5 days later, and the situation is unchanged. I...

    5 days later, and the situation is unchanged. I suspect the seller is learning a few tough lessons about valuation and sale timing.
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    Very weird spec. It's in the northern reaches of...

    Very weird spec. It's in the northern reaches of Scotland too, which is going to limit his audience significantly in the current climate.
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    God knows why anyone needs 4k of brakes on a...

    God knows why anyone needs 4k of brakes on a 6-7k car though? I don't know why he doesn't break and sell them separately - surely they'll fit a multitude of Nissans?
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    Looks like the starting price of this one is...

    Looks like the starting price of this one is tumbling on eBay. It's now on at 500 quid less than the value he told me he wouldn't accept offers under.

    I have a suspicion this one has a little more...
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    Without meaning to sound callous, I suspect that...

    Without meaning to sound callous, I suspect that an increasing number people are going to be in a position where selling their car is a way to protect their finances. It's going to be a buyer's...
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    Looks like a decent car, but appears to have been...

    Looks like a decent car, but appears to have been snatched up. I'm not planning on buying something without seeing it, so I need to bide my time while we're all stuck at home.
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    Chatted with the owner on FB, and didn't really...

    Chatted with the owner on FB, and didn't really understand a lot of what was being said. He'd just dropped almost 4k on brakes, but was selling in a hurry. He also told me in his first message that...
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    Yeah, I've mused over that one a few times on my...

    Yeah, I've mused over that one a few times on my travels. Thanks for sharing though.

    Something about it or the garage just doesn't feel perfect to me. Quoting that horsepower figure without any...
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    Well, I've been offered a couple of very...

    Well, I've been offered a couple of very interesting cars over the last day or so. I just need this bloody lockdown to be over so I can get out and see some of them.
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    I saw. I don't really want to get into something...

    I saw. I don't really want to get into something needing welding or paintwork if I can help it.
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    Much appreciated.

    Much appreciated.
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    It's not just the grand or so on the engine that...

    It's not just the grand or so on the engine that I'd need to spend. I want coilovers, bigger brakes, wheels, chassis mods.

    To start with a good stock example and do all of that, I'd be blowing...
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    Not a bad suggestion, but I'm looking for...

    Not a bad suggestion, but I'm looking for something with a bit more spec/power than that. I don't really have the time for a full build project right now.
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    You're not wrong. I've just had someone offer me...

    You're not wrong. I've just had someone offer me a rusty automatic on ebay special suspension.

    Thanks for that. Any recommendations for Instagram pages?
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    I don't think so. My S13 never went on the...

    I don't think so. My S13 never went on the rollers, but my S14a did.

    That's going back almost 15 years now, so I'd be staggered if I left enough of an impression to be remembered after all this...
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    Dal actually rebuilt the bottom end and gearbox...

    Dal actually rebuilt the bottom end and gearbox on my shitty S13 over a decade ago, so I have quite fond memories of him (and probably him of me too). Good to know he's still chugging along, and...
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    Fair enough. I've put some feelers out on a...

    Fair enough.

    I've put some feelers out on a couple of the Facebook groups, and had quite a few messages back. A mix of chancers (one bloke wanted "12k firm" without telling me what engine work...
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    That's an option. I used John200 (probably...

    That's an option. I used John200 (probably long-departed from here) when I lived in Reading, but would be glad to use a specialist if I could find one.
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    Really appreciate the input. Perhaps the...

    Really appreciate the input. Perhaps the situation isn't as dire as it first sounded.

    If I do manage to get hold of the car, I'm going to need someone to look after it as I don't have the time or...
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    That's a real shame. Is there a repository of...

    That's a real shame. Is there a repository of 'trusted garages' anywhere on here?

    That could be a deal-breaker for me, as the trips to Chester are killing my enthusiasm for the Mini right now.
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    I remember Jez. His Stage 1 chip transformed my...

    I remember Jez. His Stage 1 chip transformed my S14a into a much smoother and more potent weapon. Looks as good a place as any to source some parts.

    So in terms of getting someone to do any work...
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    Thanks piman. Your username rings a bell too. ...

    Thanks piman. Your username rings a bell too.

    I'm optimistic that I won't need to go to the hassle of importing something and dealing with the many unknowns, but do you know of any good...
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