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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:58 pm 
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Can anyone help please.

How many original matching numbers black 850's still out there in Australia ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:01 am 
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There was one for sale on eBay last year which needed a full resto. Factory black 850’s in any condition are unusual to see

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timmy201 wrote:
Factory black 850’s in any condition are unusual to see


But maybe not for much longer :!: :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:35 pm 
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I don't think they are particularly rare , I have seen quite a number over the years , my brother bought a brand new black Mk1 S back in 1966 , its still around in Perth and my mate had a nice black 850.The survival rate is probably no worse than other colours either , although quite a few had the black painted over in another colour , black seemed to go out of fashion back then :shock:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:49 pm 
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I had a black 850. I sold it to a guy in the US a few years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:31 pm 
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Minicooper4me wrote:
Can anyone help please.

How many original matching numbers black 850's still out there in Australia ?

Thanks in advance.


I had a look through my pics of 850 ID plates and out of 270 ID plates there are 10 Black cars. Most of the pics were taken in the past 10 years from for sale adds and the plates are still riveted to cars so presumably the cars still exist now.

I believe you could easily double or tripple that number with cars that were not put up for sale in the past 10 years.

Whether they are matching numbers is another question.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:34 pm 
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From what I’ve seen Black was an option over the whole 850 production run. Every other colour was only available for a year or two.

So it’s possible it was the least popular colour over the longest amount of time?

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