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HIGHLIGHTS

  •  Genuine and desirable MK1 
  •  Comprehensively restored throughout
  •  £4,969.95 spent since 2019
  •  Only three former keepers
  •  New MOT

THE APPEAL

The popular and enduring Mini is undoubtedly a British cultural icon and optimises the swinging-sixties, offers revolutionary cabin space, go-kart-like handling and simple to maintain mechanicals.
This particular Austin Seven Mini has been treated to a comprehensive restoration over the last three years. Started by the previous registered keeper and owner of J.W. Motors, Oxford, the current owner, and knowledgeable Austin enthusiast, then completed the project with further cosmetic and mechanical improvements during 2022.
New body panels and parts were purchased from specialists such as Old Skool Minis and British Motor Heritage approved suppliers Bull Motif Spares Limited.
With it’s peppy BMC A-Series, this MK1 is noted as having an 848 cc, but judging by it’s performance, the owner’s mechanic suggests it could be a 998 cc, although we don’t have evidence of this.
Having been lovingly rejuvenated, this pretty little, original specification MK1, is a very tidy example and is ready to enjoy…   

THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK

  •  First registered on the 3rd March 1961
  •  Current V5 is present
  •  Two previous V5’s
  •  No Vin-plate evident, but the owner has one ordered and will fit prior to purchase
  •  Non-matching engine number
  •  Numerous parts invoices from 2019
  •  List of work carried out during 2022
  •  No MOT history (exempt)
  •  Road tax valid until 1st April 2023
Although there is no detailed history, we can see that the first owner lived in Wales and enjoyed this Mini for 20 years until the second owner (also from Wales) had the car for a further 38 years!.

THE INTERIOR

  •  Complete and original specification interior 
  •  Correct steering wheel and Smiths instrumentation 
  •  Illuminated indicator stalk and floor starter button
  •  Optional heater in-situ
  •  All electrical equipment is said to operate as intended
  •  Presentable door trims with a few marks
  •  Fantastic undamaged upholstery 
  •  Good roof lining and excellent carpeting
  •  Sound, roughly painted boot with good fuel tank 
  •  New spare tyre, scissor jack and Haynes Manual

THE EXTERIOR

  •  Fresh dark red paintwork (might be Tartan Red?) 
  •  Lots of new panels including inner A-panels (see photos of invoices)
  •  Genuine replacement roof panel
  •  Many new trim parts
  •  Presentable chrome work and badges
  •  Clear windows and lights
  •  Extremely solid looking painted underside
  •  Original painted 10” steel wheels and decent trims
  •  Five new Trailermaxx tyres

THE MECHANICS

  •  Shining restored engine bay
  •  BMC A-Series with single S.U. carburettor
  •  Recent service and tune
  •  New alloy rocker cover and chrome oil filler cap
  •  Standard “Magic-wand” 4-speed gearbox
  •  New wiring loom
  •  Efficient multi-blade fan
  •  Tight steering
  •  Refurbished suspension
  •  Standard overhauled brakes
  •  Replacement exhaust system
Dill’s Autos, Liphook, Hampshire, completely refurbished the engine bay in the summer of 2022. The engine and gearbox were removed and work included the installation of a new wiring loom, new master cylinders, brake pipes and hoses, etc. (see photos of works list). 

SUMMARY

This restored MK1 is in great condition, and although not quite concours, is ready to enjoy and is a great opportunity for any Mini devotee.
The owner is proud to declare that it runs really well with no known issues and moreover “goes like the clappers” - what more could you ask for!.  

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1961
  • Make Austin
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Dark Red
  • Odometer 95,242 Miles
  • Engine size 848
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Meonstoke
  • Location Hampshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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