1973 Austin Mini 1000 Mk2

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  • Highly original, low mileage car 
  • Very good condition 
  • Previously part of the Saragga Collection 
  • Considerable recent investment 
  • TVI to June 2024 

The Appeal 

Amongst the Porsches and Bentleys assembled beside the sea in Comporta in September 2019 hid a gem that would have appealed to enthusiasts of simpler, more everyday motors. 
127 cars totalling over 10m Euros were sold that day. One of them was this immaculate 1973 Mini Mk1 1000. It would surely have shone out then as it does now, an incredibly preserved example of one of motoring’s most humble people carriers. 
The vendor acquired it at that sale and has sympathetically improved it ever since, investing in the mechanicals to improve running and reliability. It is a factory-standard, very low mileage timewarp car and as such a fascinating opportunity for collectors. 

The History and Paperwork

  • 1973 model 
  • 55,415kms showing which we are told is correct
  • Plentiful invoices from 2019 to 2023 covering mechanical overhaul 
  • These are shown in the photographs and worth checking out 
  • Acquired from the Saragga Collection in September 2019 by the seller 
  • The Collection was sold by Sotheby’s in Comporta totalling over 10m Euros and 127 cars
Investment by the seller since September 2019: 
  • Steering overhauled
  • Brakes renovated
  • Carburettors rebuilt and tuned
  • Ignition system checked and improved
  • Radiator and hoses replaced 
  • Serviced 

The Condition

  • Factory standard car in close to concours condition 
  • Factory correct but resprayed beige paintwork in very good order
  • Older quality repaint that has held up very well 
  • Bodywork presents very well with no visible corrosion or issues to report 
  • Tyres recently fitted
  • 10in steel wheels with chrome hub caps showing light dents 
  • Rear mud flaps fitted
  • Chromework in good order being complete and factory correct
  • Front seatbelts fitted
  • Black vinyl interior with matching door cards and carpets
  • Interior very well kept appearing original and unmolested
  • Only variation from standard is small diameter three spoke leather rimmed wheel 
  • This shows light wear but not immediately visible 
  • Headlining and sun visors recently replaced
  • New protective floor mats fitted

The Mechanics 

  • 998cc 4cyl BMC engine with single carburettor 
  • 4spd manual gearbox 
  • Extensive mechanical overhauled detailed above
  • Invoices for this work also shown in photographs
  • We have no reports of mechanical or running issues 
This sale is subject to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following: 
If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies. 
A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
✓ Buyers are responsible for vehicle collection or delivery. Importing vehicles may result in additional customs duties and import taxes. On request, Car & Classic may refer you to a third-party shipping company. For more details, email [email protected]. Prices start at €150+VAT within the same country or €400+VAT for moves across borders. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1973
  • Make Austin
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Beige
  • Odometer 55,413 Kilometres
  • Engine size 998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Lisbonne
  • Country Portugal
Bidding history
19 bids
  • gl•••• €6,666 03/04/24
  • 41•••• €6,522 03/04/24
  • it•••• €6,422 03/04/24
  • gl•••• €6,222 03/04/24
  • 41•••• €6,100 03/04/24
  • ch•••• €6,000 03/04/24
  • 41•••• €5,900 03/04/24
  • gl•••• €5,666 03/04/24
  • it•••• €5,500 03/04/24
  • la•••• €5,100 03/04/24
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