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Old 05-31-2018, 01:01 AM
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This is all good info guys, if only my lottery numbers would come up. I'm not sure on the exact details, but the paint was done in Germany, so maybe a BMW plant? There's one here in Aberdeen, made my day...week, when I last saw it.
 
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Built and painted at Plant Oxford, UK. The Connaught Green was not applied on the regular assembly line, but was done elsewhere at the plant.
 
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Thanks. Mine came with the original window sticker laminated.
 
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:03 AM
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Built and painted at Plant Oxford, UK. The Connaught Green was not applied on the regular assembly line, but was done elsewhere at the plant.
I was reliably informed by the owner of one over here that it was painted in Germany then shipped to dealers from there. Maybe they were not all done this way.
 
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Per a letter to me from Motoring File:


I had about some specifics from the experts.
 
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Yep, with low production, they could do that. My guess is they had a local place do the paint. Maybe like Morgan or someone?
 
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This article, including a direct quote from the managing directory of Plant Oxford, talks about the car being produced at the UK factory. No reference to external support or shipping to Germany. The factory at Oxford has all of the capability and resources needed to complete the car.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/you..._is_off_to_OZ/
 
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The cars actually came with two monroney stickers in the US. One for how the car originally came off the assembly line (black paint, no special edition content) then a 2nd showing the change of color, and hand-built content.

I had both versions, and handed off to the next owner along with the extra side scuttle numbers and certificate of authenticity. Keeping a special edition car complete helps with future value.


And I still have all of those extras. THANK YOU JackMac
* both window stickers, extra set of numbers, original shift ****, blanks for the rear fogs, and the COA which is now also signed by Sir Sterling Moss (that was probably a mistake but I was having a few beers at Lime Rock when we met him)


He also signed the dash on a pair of WC50s and a GP that day. For those that don't know the full story, Moss was the second driver of the Coopers that won the World Championship in 59 and 60.
 
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MotoringFile takes a look back at the WC50

http://www.motoringfile.com/2018/05/...re-minis-ever/


interesting how they comment on the softness of the paint. not sure if anyone else has noticed this. Fortunately the original owner of 425 was smart and put on a clear protector (thanks again) but I've seen a few others with excessive chipping on the nose. I've also seen a few with chipping on the aero body work just in front of the rear wheels.


I personally have a pair of small scratches on the hood that kill me every time I look at them. Want to get them fixed but worried that they wont be able to match the paint well (told the entire hood needs to be re-sprayed to fix them). any similar stories or advice on fixing?


Worst part is the scratches happened while showing the car at a Mini event.
 
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I have minor chipping as my car only has 16,000 soft miles, yet, I do have some wear on the side aero panel in front of the scoop. Painting would have to be expensive as the color is so exclusive.
 
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Hi Nels,

Yes - I still have the green beast. Always torn between letting it go (I hardly ever drive it), and keeping it (because its so fun to drive). It had around 7K miles when I bought it in 2011 and has 18K on the odometer now. I'm always open to hearing offers if anyone is out shopping for a 50, but I don't have it actively listed.

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What number is your car?
 
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Its #437 Coop.
 
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Thanks. I was at MINIS at The Glen last Saturday and to be expected I had the only WC50 there. Surprises me how many do not know what a WC50 is. We had 300 MINI's. Down from 378 last year.



 
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435 is still alive

435 has not been totaled. There is a photo of one in a salvage lot, it is reported to be 443.
Here is 435 in Spokane, Washington.



WC50 435


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I have number 400 and number 435 has been totaled. So, there are only 49 now in the country. Unfortunate that so many of them have been modded and mistreated. Good for those of us who have kept ours factory original though. Here's mine yesterday. Number 400 with 16,000 miles on it..... 100% OEM. Love this car and how much rarer it will become. This a rare winter trip as it sits in my garage during winter until the weather breaks.

 
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On page 20 I posted a photo of that car and stated it was number 443. Thanks jrammon!

 
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WC50's take great photos.
 
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MINI Festival at Watkins Glen International September 7-9, 2018.
 
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WC50 for sale in Connecticut on Hemmings for $20,000.00. It has 55,000 miles on the odometer. No reference or clear photo to which number it is. If I were to guess it looks like 43_. Not a bad price I feel as the prices will continue to rise as more are driven, tracked or modified. No reference as to original owner, service, maintenance or issues. Description is not good. It just provides a history as to what and why the car exists. Photos do not give a clear indication as to the overall condition of the car either. Not a good representation for $20,000.00 and for somebody looking for one and wanting to invest. A call or email could probably clear things up though.
 
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It’s 432, supposedly excellent condition.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...#&gid=1&pid=13

This is the first i’ve seen with this price point and mileage.

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Mine is the first in the US with less than a third of the mileage of this one. The dealer had mine retailed at $26000.00. They are hard to come by and many are not in good shape. I don't think people appreciated them for what they are. The price will continue to escalate. There were 50 and now at 49 if no others have been wrecked etc.
 
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