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Austin Mini: Buying guide and review (1959-2000)

Austin Mini: Buying guide and review (1959-2000) Classic and Performance Car
Austin/Morris Mini buying guide Austin/Morris Mini buying guide
Of all the thousands of cars in the history of motoring, none has ever united the classes in the same way as the BMC Mini. From students to pop stars, wealth (or lack of) has never been a barrier to Mini ownership – and nothing has changed since the car’s demise in 2000. 
 
Whether you’re loaded or strapped for cash, a Mini makes sense because it’s such huge fun to drive and easy to maintain; running costs can also be astonishingly low. But the best part is the social side; buying a Mini opens up all sorts of opportunities for your social life thanks to the massive number of clubs that cater for the car. You might think all this would be enough, but there are also unlimited possibilities to personalise your Mini; which must make this tiny buzzbox one of the most appealing and versatile cars ever created. 
 
While there are a number of joys to be had with a classic Mini, there is also potential heartbreak when it comes to buying a car needing a lot of work, or hiding serious problems. Many cars have been badly restored, while others might be in need of serious mechanical work. While most things are cheap and easy to fix, it’s worth seeking out a good car to avoid unnecessary worry in the future.
 
Which one to buy?
 
The obvious answer to the question of which Mini to buy is a Cooper or Cooper S, but these are worthy of a separate guide so we’ll focus on all of the other derivatives here. Read the full Cooper and Cooper S buying guide here. The thing is, there’s no shortage of derivatives as there were 848cc, 998cc and 1275cc engines, saloon, estate, pick-up and van bodystyles and later on there was a handful of cabriolets created too. 
 
All but the saloon are rather specialised and relatively rare too, so the chances are you’ll be homing in on a saloon of some kind. Anything with an 848cc engine is now pretty collectable – especially if it’s an early car in good, original condition. The MkIs (built between 1959 and 1967) are the most sought after, but the MkII (made from 1967 to 1969 and offered with a 998cc engine option) is also covetable too. 
 
By the time the MkIII arrived in 1969 the Mini was less cute, with its concealed door hinges and winding windows. But the fitment of a 998cc engine (there was still an 848cc option) makes the car more usable. Mini saloons from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s are generally much less collectable, unless they’re Cooper editions – which is why they’re perfect if you’re buying your Mini to use rather than as an investment. 
 
If you want to consider something a little bit more unusual, then there is of course the Mini Moke. While it’s based on the Mini’s underpinnings, the body is completely different, and a whole lot of fun! If you can’t think where you’ve seen a Moke, the fun little beach car featured in all sorts of cult TV series such as The Prisoner, and even a few James Bond films. Read the full Moke buying guide here.
 
Performance and specs
 
Mini 850 MkI 
Engine 848cc, in-line four-cylinder
Power 34bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 44lb ft @ 2900rpm
Top speed 75mph
0-60mph 29.7sec
Fuel consumption 40mpg
Gearbox Four-speed manual
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 2038mm
Length 3054mm
Width 1410mm
Height 1346mm
Kerb weight 650kg
 
Common problems
 
• All Minis rust, often spectacularly. Check everything you can see, with the main areas to watch including the A-pillars, scuttle panels, sills and front subframe mounting points. The floorpan will most likely be corroded, so pull back the carpets and rear seat to inspect. Front and rear shock absorber mounts can become corroded while the rear subframes are a common MoT failure. 
 
• The A-series engine is one of the simplest and durable engines in classic motoring, and you can expect a well serviced example to last 100,000 miles before it needs a rebuild. Problems are easy to diagnose and repair at home, while spares are plentiful and cheap.
 
• Oil leaks are to be expected. With the larger capacity 1275cc engines, expect more rapid wear to the valve stem seals and valve guides. If you can hear a noisy timing chain, especially a problem on the Mini 1000, then be prepared to fit an uprated duplex chain assembly to cure it. 
 
• The standard four-speed manual gearboxes can last for over 100,000 miles before a rebuild, if the oil (shared with the engine) is changed every 3000 miles. A three-speed automatic transmission was offered from 1965. 
 
• One of the defining aspects of the Mini is its rubber-cone suspension system, which requires very little maintenance. Most Minis, if not modified, will come with this great set-up apart from saloons built from the mid-to-late 1960s that feature a considerably different Hydrolastic system. 
 
• If the car has been owned by a careless parker, the rear suspension alignment will most likely be out of whack. Damages radius arms will occur if the wheels are knocked, but thankfully parts are readily available to set it right again.
 
• If aftermarket wheels have been fitted it's worth checking the width of them. Anything over six inches wide will put an undue strain on the bearings, and will probably foul the bodywork. 
 
• The lack of electrical goodies means that wiring issues are very easy to fix. If it's not properly secured, the boot-mounted battery can cause fireworks, just like if the live lead to the starter motor is allowed to short out. Most starting issues can be traced back to issues with this lead. The bulkhead-mounted fusebox is often laced with poor connections, and bullet connectors fitted to early cars will cause troubles if not replaced. 
 
Model history 
 
1959: Mini 848cc saloon debuts, in Austin Se7en and Morris Mini-Minor forms. A van and pick-up arrive soon after, along with Countryman and Traveller estates. 
1967: The MkII Mini goes on sale, with larger rear windows and back lights. The Super Deluxe and estate get a 998cc engine. 
1969: Mini MkIII launched in 850 and 1000 forms. There are saloon, van and pick-up options plus a 1275GT and Clubman, the latter in saloon or estate guises. 
1979: Mini City and 850 Deluxe introduced. 
1980: The Mini 850, Clubman and 1275GT are discontinued. 
1989: Cooper conversion introduced 
1990: Cooper limited edition arrives; 1000 are made 
1991: Cooper is now part of the standard range. There’s also a Cooper S conversion available. 
1991: Low-volume independently-built LAMM convertible announced. 
1991: Cooper gets injected engine and catalytic converter. 
1993: Mini Cabriolet introduced. 
2000: Final run of Cooper Sport 500s is made before the Mini ceases production on 4 October, after 5,387,862 Minis had been produced.
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.britishminiclub.co.uk
• www.miniownersclub.co.uk
• www.minicooper.org
• www.theminiforum.co.uk
• Minispares.com
• www.moss-europe.co.uk
• www.minisport.com
 
Summary and prices
 
Early Mk1 Minis are the rarest, as well as the most expensive of the non-Cooper models. The very first ‘59 cars in good condition can easily fetch in excess of £20,000, with later Mk1 cars commanding closer to £10,000 in good condition. There are plenty of projects around, as well as fakes, so be sure you know what you are buying.
 
Budget around £6000 for a later Mini in fine fettle, with usable cars coming in at £2000-£4500. As always with cheaper cars, be sure to know what problems could be lurking within, as repair costs can quickly spiral out of control. The Clubman remains a great value way into Mini ownership. 
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Last updated: 9th Aug 2016
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  • Austin - Mini Special - 1979

    €9,750 - €12,675 est. (£0 - £0 est.) €9,750 - €12,675 est. (£0 - £0 est.)
    Auction Date: 01 Jan 1970
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    €9,750 - €12,675 est. (£0 - £0 est.) €9,750 - €12,675 est. (£0 - £0 est.)
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  • Austin Mini

    £31,990 £31,990

    Requiring no introduction, the Mk.I Mini Cooper ‘S’ 1275cc is perhaps the hottest car to own today, and de rigueur for any collector… Our car, a late 1967 build sold by Stringers Motors of Bournemouth in June ’68 is offered with its original registration it adorned then, sports its original colour scheme of Island Blue with Old English White roof and boasts just four former keepers making it surely a consideration to any prospective Cooper S purchaser? We won’t pretend this car is 100% original having been altered in the early 1980’s when used in fast-road and rally competitions as part of Colin McRae’s Aberdeen and District Motor Club, but it is genuine matching chassis and engine numbers; does carry a period charm; and is not priced at above £55,000 as many seem to believe is accurate! Our pocket-rocket Cooper is exceptionally quick thanks to its Stage 4 1293cc ‘S’ engine and ‘S’ box with lower final drive. It sports twin Dellorto down draught carburetors, forged Works pistons, stage 4 fully-ported big-valve ‘S’ head, fully-adjustable suspension, high-load sport clutch pressure plate and modified oil pressure relief valve. ‘MRU 788F’ was the subject of a comprehensive bare-metal restoration in 2002 with replaced or restored front wings, inner and outer ‘A’ posts, outer doorsteps, inner and outer sills, boot floor and battery box, complete offside rear arch, then stripped, seam-sealed and repainted topside and underneath. Despite the paint retaining a deep shine, after 15 years it could now be bettered. The retains many original features and parts including Grey and Gold Brocade rear seats and door cards, however, crushingly, the front seats were replaced by period style bucket seats many years ago, and the dashboard has been replaced to allow for more instrumentation which was necessary when campaigned. We’re certain these aspects could be reinstated if one chose, and this is why our asking price leaves enough ‘value’ left in the car for somebody to undertake this. Accompanied by BMIHT heritage certificate, current MOT, V5C and several past log books, a full DVLA record of owners, countless invoices and receipts and a whole host of photographs, we invite your sincere interest and viewing of this special little Mini.

    • Year: 1968
    • Mileage: 52000 mi
    • Engine size: 1.3
    For sale
    £31,990 £31,990
  • Austin Mini Van 1962

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    Austin Mini Van LHD in a very good unrestored condition very rare Very rare this 1962 Austin Mini Van. Originally delivered in Brussels, Belgium so also original LHD. Both the in- and outside are in a very good original and unrestored condition. The paint is in colour ‘Farina Grey’with a brown interior. The car has a 848CC 37 HP engine and a 4-speed manual gearbox. Runs and drives very good. An early Austin Mini Van in this original and unrestored condition, LHD is really very rare. Car has Belgian title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.

    • Year: 1962
    For sale
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  • Austin Mini Countryman De-Luxe

    £29,995 £29,995

    About this Austin Mini Countryman De-Luxe This lovely looking, London supplied Mini Estate is believed to be the second oldest surviving Austin Seven Countryman, its build date of 16th June 1960 being three months before the official launch date. As the Heritage certificate confirms, it was supplied in Tartan Red (as it is today) and with the plate that it still sports (4507 MH) to a Mr John Buck by Car Mart Limited and the date of despatch was 25th July 1960. The registration document infers that the car was then listed for sale almost immediately and was purchased by the second owner, a Mr John Hurford who owned the car for the majority of its life. It subsequently made its way onto Ebay in 2011 where it was purchased by the third owner, Mr Nigel Howard who embarked on a sympathetic rebuild. The paint was refreshed to the tune of over £7000 and the woodwork removed, refinished and refitted although the interior Longstone vinyl trim and and cloth headlining have been retained. The original engine and mechanicals have been rebuilt and detailed and there are invoices for whatever was needed. The fourth and final owner part exchanged it with us and we drove it back from deepest darke

    • Mileage: 78000 mi
    For sale
    £29,995 £29,995
  • Austin Mini 1000 City E 1985

    £4,750 £4,750

    • Austin Mini 1000 City E • First Registered 10/10/85.• Purchased by first owner 16/11/1985.• Bought by my mother 24/04/86 (3,701 miles).• I purchased it from my mother 14/05/07 when she could no longer drive. It has therefore had 3 owners but has been in our family since 1986.• It was professionally refurbished in August 2010 keeping everything to original spec.• It has original engine and interior - no modifications.• It has not had any damage or accident repairs.• It is kept under a carport.• 21,340 miles• MOT until June 2018 £4,750 ONO

    • Mileage: 21340 mi
    • Engine size: 998
    For sale
    £4,750 £4,750
  • Austin Mini

    £17,995 £17,995

    Originally supplied in April 1963 this very smart matching numbers Super De Luxe Mini is attractively presented in its original colour of Surf Blue with Blue interior. The detailed history file provides evidence of considerable recent expenditure on the bodywork, mechanics and interior, together with a photographic record of the work carried out. The car is also now fitted with a single Weber downdraft carb, larger bore exhaust system and reverse rim wheels. Recently set up on a rolling road, this Mini is great fun to drive and attracts attention wherever it goes. However, the owner has retained the standard carb, wheels and exhaust and the car could alternatively be supplied in standard trim. With Mini prices showing no sign of slowing down this example represents a very attractive and enjoyable investment.

    • Year: 1963
    • Mileage: 71061 mi
    For sale
    £17,995 £17,995
  • Austin Mini

    £13,995 £13,995

    FOR SALE The ultimate Mini Thirty Cooper Twin Cam built to an incredible specification. EQUIPMENT Deseamed body shell with quick release bonnet and grille, P700 halogen headlamp tripod conversion, four driving lamps , negative camber bottom lower arms, Adjusta Ride suspension kit, Gmax uprated shock absorbers, Brainded Aeroquip brake hose kit, chrome bumpers with overriders and corner bars, torpedo door mirrors, Ultralite 7x13 alloy wheels with polished rims, Group 5 Race wheel arch kit, Austin Cooper S Badges, bee-sting aerial, Mountney steering wheel, Aston style fuel filler caps, door handle escutcheons. Brief Engine Spec: 1380 cc A-Series ‘fast road’ engine, BMW K Series Twin Cam 16v cylinder head, Omega die-cast pistons, Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 C Carburettors, Mini Cooper S steel H beam con rods, electric ignition, Alloyrad light alloy radiator and cooling system, Facet electric fuel pump, overbraid fuel hoses, Sportex exhaust system with Klarius rear silencer. EXTERIOR This exhilarating car started out as an Austin Mini Thirty limited edition in Cherry Red. In 2013 a truly incredible transformation project was undertaken to create the very special vehicle offered today. Finished in Flame Red, this Mini instantly grabs your attention with a vibrant shine and beautifully polished finish from the expensive bare metal repaint, fully documented in a photo album. Structurally perfect with absolutely no corrosion to the panels, the fully de-seamed shell conversion has been carried out to an impeccable standard to create a clean aesthetic appeal. Virtually flawless, even under close scrutiny you will struggle to detect a blemish. All brightwork is excellent aside from very faint pitting on the rear number plate lamp cover. This very unique example really does mean business! INTERIOR Upon entering the cockpit of this marvellous Mini, you are instantly exposed to the original Mini seats and door cards in excellent condition. To lift the interior, a set of quality bright red carpets have been professionally fitted and features such as the Piano Black dashboard, chrome fixtures and Mountney steering wheel complete the look. One of the project parameters was to ensure that the original Mini charm was preserved, a goal that has certainly been achieved with the work carried out to the interior. A beautifully clean interior with only subtle hints towards what lays beneath the bonnet, very exciting! ENGINE, TRANSMISSION & SUSPENSION An absolute no expense spared mechanical build is fully documented with a huge financial outlay in order to achieve something truly incredible. Designed and prepared by renowned bespoke engineers, Specialist Components, their skill and capability is clear to see upon visiting their website. Using the original A Series engine, a BMW K Series 16v twin cam motorcycle cylinder head has been engineered with specification to include; 1380cc, Omega die-cast pistons, Kawasaki ZZ-R 1100 C Carburettors and Mini Cooper S steel H beam con-rods. The complete specification is truly exhaustive and all workmanship is of the highest level. Commonly with such conversions, it is necessary to use redesigned bonnet and wings in order to allow the engine to fit. However, the use of bespoke engine mountings has meant that the all important standard panel shape remains. This added attention to detail is exceptional and a recent rolling road in June 2017 confirmed output at 135bhp. The Adjusta Ride suspension kit and Gmax uprated shock absorbers give the car a perfect stance but with none of the original Mini magic lost, and the Sportex exhaust system with Klarius rear silencer creates a truly addictive bark! WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Ultralite 7x13 alloy wheels with polished rims are fitted, including the spare, with matching quality Yokohama 175/50 R13 tyres. These beautifully crafted rims are complimented by a Group 5 Race wheel arch kit to offer an extreme sporting look. This Mini stops as well as it goes with a vastly uprated braking system to include Mini Braided turbo Metro vented four pot callipers and Braided Aeroquip hose kit. HISTORY FILE Registered new on 29th September 1989 by Austin Rover Main Dealers Seward Highcliffe Ltd, this example remained as a standard Mini Thirty for most of its life. The colossal history file covers the entire life of the vehicle before the transformation took place in 2013 with documents such as the original service booklet displaying supplying dealer stamps with supporting invoices. Furthermore, a truly eye watering collection of literally hundreds of receipts in excess of £12,000 for components alone offers an insight to just how comprehensive this project was. It is also a reflection of the owner’s desire to create the ultimate Mini at no expense spared. A large collection of photographs documents both the bodywork and mechanical workings and will leave in no doubt the exceptional level of craftsmanship displayed. An insurance marker was placed on the vehicle in 2001 following very light front end damage to one wing and slam panel. A repair invoice in the history file confirms the damage amounted to just £350 and is a reflection of the cars value at that time. The vehicle born from this epic project is nothing short of outstanding in every respect. The classic Mini look mated to truly exhilarating performance, all carried out to the highest standard. Thrill seekers stop here! MOT May 2018. To see a video of this car please copy the link below: https://youtu.be/1k9lmFmKHdE To see a complete set of photographs of this car please copy the link below: https://flic.kr/s/aHskzZyZTK 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1989
    • Mileage: 72856 mi
    • Engine size: 1.4
    For sale
    £13,995 £13,995
  • Austin Mini 1988 for sale

    £2,850 £2,850

    Reluctant sale only 58k miles on the clock also included are the original mayfair steering wheel and door handles plus a decent Sony CD player Car has been garaged and has regular short runs during the week.Both cills renewed along with one A panel and front floor pans. First to view will buy Car has been serviced each year since owned

    • Mileage: 58440 mi
    • Engine size: 998
    For sale
    £2,850 £2,850
  • AUSTIN MINI 1000 998cc 1978 Manual 67000 Petrol Blue

    £5,500 £5,500

    I'm selling my Mini 1000 1978 Azure Blue With Brown Strip Original Trim, Only Covered 67,000 Miles ;The story in short:;I purchased the mini off a gentleman that did 90% of the refurb but then needed to sell due to lack of space, he had it for nearly 4 years which he slowly did the refurbishment, I have photos of the rebuild from start to finish. The reason he did such an intensive rebuild is because he bought the mini off his friend who owned it for 19 year but left it sitting in a barn and over the years became very rotten hence why it was stripped down and totally resprayed and engine rebuild. Once I got it I did a little detailing because I like my cars to look totally orignal I put new bumpers on, mirrors, front grill, alternator and other service things and it runs lovely now, I did the London to Brighton back in May and few other events it will be missed once sold! ;I do believe these little cars are slowly going up in value and would be a great little investment. I have had a look what else is for sale and these 70's mini's are really shooting up in value! ;Anyway please call for any information

    • Mileage: 67000 mi
    • Engine size: 998
    For sale
    £5,500 £5,500
  • Austin Mini

    £14,995 £14,995

    FOR SALE A splendid Austin Seven Basic Mini Saloon in show condition EQUIPMENT All steel unitary construction, double-dip headlamps with foot operated dip switch, hinged rear number plate, sliding windows, one sun visor, floor mounted starter switch, central instrument dial, oil pressure warning lamp, drivers seat adjustable, wide door pockets, flashing indicator stalk, fresh air heater, front ashtray. EXTERIOR This stunning very early Austin Mini is finished in hard wearing Farina Grey, (Code GR11), and is virtually flawless with an impressive glossy shine. Being the Basic model no bright inserts are found in the window rubbers and correct features such as the body colour petrol filler cap and rear number plate lamp in black remain fitted. Considered by some as running prototypes the early production models had distinguishing features such as the non-recessed glass apertures and flat sills. These cars were 50kg lighter than the standard production car. The wavy chrome grill and correct boot script are in excellent order. Wheel arch apertures are incredibly clean and the underside is body coloured. Cuteness in abundance! INTERIOR Being the Basic model the seats are finished hard wearing Grey Woven Cloth that have been meticulously recreated by Hunters of Brora Ltd and look absolutely fabulous. The cream Austin speedo is beautifully preserved and sits fully functional on the painted board dash lining. Unique features are still fitted such as the flat switch panel, centre hinged sun visor and the rear view mirror with a long slender stem and pinch bracket to hold the glass finished in crackle black. Thick pile grey carpeting and matching woven cloth door cards have been professionally tailored and replace the rubber mats. The floor mounted starter button remains in situ. Simply divine. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION A water cooled, overhead-valve four-cylinder engine mounted transversely has a cubic capacity of 848cc and produces 34bhp. The engine is whisper quiet and is still the factory supplied unit with matching numbers. Early production car features such as the metal oil filler cap and metal filler caps for the master cylinders are still fitted. The correct DR2 wiper motor and heater take off tap accessed from the engine bay on top of the head is fitted. The cylinder head has been converted to run on unleaded. The engine bay has been detailed for bonnet-up showing and creating a ‘wow’ factor The original 4-speed gearbox works well and is operated via the correct straight gear stick as fitted only to early cars. WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES Pristine JBW Minilight alloy wheels with new Falken 145/80 R10 tyres have been fitted. Braking to all four wheels is hydraulically operated by a pendant pedal with two leading shoes at the front. The handbrake lever is the correct type with the chrome button. HISTORY FILE Built on the 18th November 1959 this example is one of the most iconic of all the Minis as it was built within the first three months of the public launch date of the 26th August 1959 as confirmed by the Heritage Motor Centre. These early built cars possess a uniqueness with individual build differences before full scale production, standardisation and the ‘facelift’ in October 1960. With only three owners from new this example has a fascinating history all catalogued in the history file. The first owner enjoyed the car for six years before a Mr Mucklejohn purchased the car for his son, Ian, in 1965. Only used by Ian for two years before being hit head-on by a Ford Cortina. Fortunately Ian suffered only minor injuries and even kept the newspaper extract dated the 10th February 1967 where the Cortina driver was fined £10 with a licence endorsement! A Front End number of FE68802 confirms dating of August 1960 to the body after the repairs. While the vehicle was being repaired Ian purchased a Hillman Imp which he preferred to drive so once the Mini was returned it lay idle and unused. In 1999 after 32 years of being off the road Ian decided to have the vehicle restored to ‘as new’ condition with an invoice presented for the privilege of £14,726.90. After 50 years of ownership KGF Classic Cars were delighted to sell the car to the third keeper, Mr Robin Guest who has now decided to sell in order to concentrate on his primary passion, motorcycles. A history file comprising of wonderful period artefacts including letters, photos and period literature are included along with a certificate from the 1959 Mini Register & Mini Magazine identifying this example as a surviving 1959 Mini and thus formed part of the Mini 50th anniversary celebrations. MOT Exempt, Tax Exempt, HPI Clear. To see a video of this car please click on the link below: https://youtu.be/P46Kl02SWq0 To see a complete set of photographs of this car please click on the link below: https://www.flickr.com/gp/kgfclassiccars/nC623E 'Like us' or 'Follow us' for exciting new cars coming soon at KGF Classic Cars: https://www.facebook.com/KGFClassiccars https://twitter.com/KGFClassicCars

    • Year: 1959
    • Mileage: 8226 mi
    • Engine size: 0.8
    For sale
    £14,995 £14,995
  • 1971 Austin Mini Cooper

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    (SOLD) This left-hand drive Mini was originally produced during the late-1990s and it is titled as a 1971 model, thereby making it emissions-exempt in California. With approximately 500 miles from new, it is highly equipped with a fuel-injected 1,300 cc engine, a four-speed gearbox, an oil cooler, power brakes with front discs, driving lights, hydraulic steering, Minilite wheels with Bridgestone Potenza tires, plus such late-production features as a driver’s side airbag and a sporting two-tone interior. It also features a new full-size spare tire, two keys with remote entry, a complete alarm system, tools, and a washer bottle in the rear. It is also radio-prepped with speakers and antenna already installed and ready for your favorite stereo unit. Simply put, this amazing Mini perfectly combines iconic styling with the comfort and performance of today! Please note: While this vehicle was originally produced circa 1998/1999, it is currently titled in California as a 1971 model.

    • Year: 1971
    • Mileage: 500 mi
    For sale
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  • 1964 Austin Mini Cooper S

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    (SOLD) The Austin Mini Cooper S offered here was the subject of a no-expense-spared, bare-shell restoration by renowned Mini expert and European rallyist Peter Valentine, who prepared the car for International Historic Rally competition to Group II Appendix J regulations. It competed successfully in Europe, earning a prestigious class win at the Belgian Historic Rally (a Vimeo video of the car at the Belgian Rally may be seen here, and scans of the logbook and other info are shown below) The Mini features a racy color combination of Tartan Red with a white roof, complimented by a Red and Gray interior with it's original glass kept intact. Since it's importation Stateside, the car has been extremely well cared for, and has been a frequent participant at Shows and Concours events. The Mini contains a vast assortment of Rally options and equipment including: twin fuel tanks, (2) spare tires, (4) 7" Lucas auxiliary lights, and a 5" reversing light; for additional safety, a roll cage, competition seats, fire extinguishers and a 4-point harness were added. The car has complete build and service records, an FIA Historic Vehicle Identity form, a RACMSA logbook, and a copy of the Brit V5 re

    • Year: 1964
    • Mileage: 5227 mi
    For sale
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  • Austin Mini

    £3,995 £3,995

    This fabulous 1975 Mini 1000 Automatic is a real delight. This practical classic is in exceptional condition and fitted with the very rare automatic gearbox. A perfect incarnation of the legendary Mini Icon. Fantastic to own and drive.

    • Mileage: 54000 mi
    • Engine size: 1000
    For sale
    £3,995 £3,995
  • Austin Mini

    £3,200 £3,200

    Recent service,no advisories on MOT drives well.Repair work done well and generally in good order with less rust than you would expect for a 26 year old car.We are unsure of the exact mileage of this car.

    • Mileage: 105000 mi
    • Engine size: 998
    For sale
    £3,200 £3,200