Thursday, March 1, 2012

I Love Mini Cooper

The first car I had ever driven was a Mini Cooper when I was barely 12 years old! It belonged to a family friend who lived in a huge house with large rolling compound in Jesselton Heights in Penang. That small fart son was 10 years old and invited me to take a ride. He raced around the compound and I screamed in terror.

It was my turn to drive and instantly fell in love with that toy car. Years later, Mr Bean shared the same taste too.

I was strolling inside a hypermarket recently and stumbled upon this exhibition of modified Mini Minors and Coopers! They were re-sprayed and fitted with spoilers, lamps & nice rims making them cute and alive again!

It only costs RM38,000 each! Whoever that bought them over 2 decades ago could see the price being appreciated many folds! I think not many cars could see prices being appreciated like this!


At what age did you first got your hands on the wheels and drove a car?

28 comments:

  1. I first drove when I was 18, after my SPM and when I planned to get a driving license.

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  2. Huh? Cars can appreciate one meh? I thought all cars will go down in value once you drive it out of the car shop!

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  3. I was not allowed to drive until I was 18. Or was it 19? Can't remember. Haha!!

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  4. Mini Cooper looks nice but I am not a fan. LOL! Not really into cars actually : )

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  5. The first car I drove was whatever the the driving instructor drove. Haha.

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  6. bought my first car when I was 22 years old, and its been with me till now. Don't feel like splurging on another new car :)

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  7. such a cool exhibition but i'm not a fan of mini coopers. i obtained my driving license when i was 18 but only started driving at 23.

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  8. anay!! how dare you to drive at 12??!! that's illegal!! anay must have knocked down lots of bulls and cows in the slum!! aiyoyoyo

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  9. I drive Kancil to pass my test and I drive Storm for my dad works.

    Now proton Wira lol :/

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  10. so this is the very original antique mini cooper that they restored?? hmmm, thambee likes the new one more lah..

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  11. Mini Cooper yeng eh :D

    anyways now current version of mini cooper is dam expensive, pants can drop lol

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  12. I learned to drive at the age of 17..it was fun then.

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  13. thambee drove the very first crappy Datsun when taking the driving lessons and test.. after that rarely drive already, because thambee drives the LRT!! :D

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  14. thambee thot the very first car anay drove was the "bull cart" back in the slum?? that was when letchumi was so attracted by anay!! she always tell kamala how anay has stolen her heart on that cart~~

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  15. hmmm, RM38,000 and anay says that the value has appreciated?? errr, not really, if anay consider inflation and all those financial/economic rates/ratios, perhaps it's just the same now!! and furthermore, a car appreciate in value?? wow, strange~~

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  16. i don't like this new commenting layout from blogger leh!! anay, please change it to the style as in thambee's blog!! the option is something like "embed under post".. this one don't have the reply button, not fun leh~~

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  17. Better don't buy! Stop Lynas starts from stop buying!

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  18. Ha,so now you knew someone from Jesselton Height in Penang..now that place is rich man area,lol...still keep in touch with that family friend of yours,,,,,

    I first drove a car,that was my girlfriends

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  19. Whoa ma first car was a mini 1275 GT love the coopers after watching Italian job and was so inspired by Spore's Anne Wong with her mini cooper s back in the 70's at the Penang Grand Prix

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  20. 18 and above ...
    But 12 already on bicycle. so this consider also on wheels eh~

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  21. Mr Bean's car? haha nice. now the price is like really high, but i guess memories sell higher

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  22. I like Mini Cooper.

    Am still dreaming of owning one but the new ones sooooo damn expensive!

    But they are cute. Right? :)

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  23. I still cannot drive.

    First time wanted to learn, got pregnant, felt not safe to learn.

    Second time, after getting the L license again, got into a bad accident (I wasn't driving, I promise!) then got phobia until now scared to drive.

    I preferred to be chauffeured around nowadays anyway. ;p

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  24. Lina is indeed a First Lady! Needs to be chauffeured around! LOL

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  25. ehehhhe...i have one mini cooper at home..that belongs to my girls. Only both of them can fit in..

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  26. When I was twelve, I was still busy braiding my hair. :P I was only allowed to drive on my own, like everyone else, when I was 18! Anyway, what car do you drive now? You know I wish I was there in that exhibition. I would’ve bought one of the Minis right there and then. Even at a decreased rate, it’s still my dream car.

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  27. For me, Mini Coopers are like the Beetles of the older generation. I mean, a lot of people today really adore MCs just like how our grandparents loved the Bugs during their time. ;) Most of my friends would love to have their own Mini!

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