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1979 Austin-Morris Mini Van


  • Charming recommissioned Mini Van
  • Tax, MOT and ULEZ exempt
  • Ideal advertising or promotional vehicle 
  • Fully serviced and in good working order


As automotive legends go, there are few more recognisable as the classic Mini. As versatile as it is iconic, the diminutive British vehicle was everything from a runabout to a rally car, style icon to a utility vehicle.

This one is certainly more from the utility end of the scale – a 1979 Austin-Morris Mini Van, unmodified and simply presented. 

The van has been recommissioned recently after being laid up for several years, certainly since before 2005 when MOT records were digitised. Freshly repainted in Primula Yellow, it’s a charming and practical classic vehicle, ready to use and show, or moreover be driven as an instantly recognisable promotional vehicle. It’s also a handy way of owning a small van inside the ULEZ zone, as it’s exempt from tax, MOT and emissions legislation.

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  • UK V5C present
  • Tax and MOT exempt
  • ULEZ exempt
  • Unknown mileage or history 
  • Recommissioned and part-restored in 2023 after a long lay-up
  • Repainted


  • Two-tone black and yellow vinyl seats
  • Central speedometer
  • Supplementary aftermarket temperature auge, oil pressure gauge and ammeter
  • Original British Leyland two-spoke steering wheel
  • Sliding windows
  • New carpets
  • Odometer no longer functions
  • Substantial load bay
  • Carpeted load bay 
  • Inner side panels – originally the van had windows and the inner panels have been covered up
  • Clean and tidy overall with gentle patina


  • Repainted in Primula Yellow
  • All welding repairs completed underneath and undersealed for future protection
  • Good chrome and exterior trim
  • New Dunlop tyres all-round
  • Period-correct black body seam trim
  • Mk 1-style grille
  • Clean, tidy and well-presented van


  • British Leyland A-Series 848cc 4cyl
  • Four-speed manual with transmission in sump
  • Starts eagerly and easily
  • Lively performance for size, with huge character
  • No known mechanical issues
  • Brakes, suspension and steering appeared to work as expected on short test drive


With its tiny dimensions and huge character, the Mini Van is a fabulous classic to use for advertising your business, or even using for your business if you’re stuck inside the ULEZ zone and need a small van for your work – after all, that’s what the Mini Van was built for in the first instance and the plethora of available parts and specialist expertise will make it a simple vehicle to own.

Or, how about a vehicle you can use to take to an entire calendar full of Mini events and sleep in the back of if you need to? 

Here’s a wonderful, multipurpose British classic that oozes many different types of potential. All you need to do is decide what to use it for. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1979
  • Make Mini
  • Colour Primula Yellow
  • Odometer 108 Miles
  • Engine size 848
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Location Norfolk
  • Country United Kingdom

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