1982 Austin Morris Mini HL 998cc - 28,000 Miles


  • Wonderfully original condition
  • Extensive history file
  • Just 28,000 miles from new

The Appeal

The classic Mini has an enduring appeal, which ignites a warm feeling in people from all walks of life. It truly is a people’s car in the very best sense of the phrase.

The example offered for sale here is a wonderfully original car, which seems to have escaped modification or damage throughout its forty years on the road. The checked cloth seats are a great feature which it’s nice to see retained and the car overall is presented in very good condition.

A comprehensive history file accompanies the car, which tells us that it has been well serviced and cared for. We’re sure that it will prove popular among people who like to see an original car, very much as it was when it left the factory. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered 6th March 1982
  • MOT valid until August 2023
  • Soon to be Road Tax and MOT exempt 
  • Many historic MOT certificates on file
  • Invoices for parts and servicing over many years
  • recent invoices for tyres and servicing
  • Original Mini brochure and service book
  • Period insurance, breakdown and servicing literature

The Interior

  • Said to be a totally original interior
  • Great looking black vinyl and checked cloth upholstery
  • Seat covers appear to be in great condition throughout, with only one tiny tear reported on the edge of the driver’s seat
  • Headlining is secure, but some marks from the glue can be seen coming through
  • Vinyl on door cards is sagging slightly
  • Carpets in good clean condition
  • Boot clean and tidy, with spare wheel

The Exterior 

  • The paintwork is in good presentable condition
  • Some marks can be seen close up
  • A little bubbling along the seam below the headlights
  • Exterior fittings all present and correct
  • Slight ripple reported in one A panel, but hardly visible
  • New sills fitted previously
  • The vendor tells us that there is no evidence of patches or bad repairs 
  • Wheels in excellent condition
  • Four new Falken tyres fitted in August 2022
  • Some welding carried out in 1999, to the floor and an inner wheel arch
  • There is an MOT advisory for corrosion on the rear subframe, but the vendor tells us that the floors and sills are all solid

The Mechanics 

  • 998cc A Series engine 
  • Serviced in November 2021 including: engine oil and filter, spark plugs, points, condenser, rotor arm, distributor cap, rocker cover gasket, thermostat and housing
  • Brakes overhauled in 2017, including new brake drums, cylinders and shoes all round
  • Said to drive very nicely and accelerate well for a 998 Mini. The brakes reportedly work well and there are no issues with the gears
  • Very minor oil leak
  • Engine and gearbox said to be original to the car


This cracking little Mini has been left in pleasantly original condition, which is great to see. The checked cloth seats are a nice touch in the interior and the car is presented in good useable condition.

This is a car which you can be proud to be seen in, but which you also wouldn’t mind using as much as possible. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1982
  • Make Austin
  • Model Morris Mini HL
  • Colour Beige
  • Odometer 28,000 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Wakefield
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • wright.•••• £5,200 24/11/22
  • [email protected]•••• £5,100 24/11/22
  • wright.•••• £5,000 24/11/22
  • Redsam £4,900 24/11/22
  • butler.•••• £4,800 24/11/22
  • [email protected]•••• £4,500 24/11/22
  • butler.•••• £4,200 24/11/22
  • [email protected]•••• £4,000 24/11/22
  • john-pr•••• £3,700 24/11/22
  • butler.•••• £3,600 22/11/22

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