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1983 Austin Mini Mayfair


  • Very original example restored to a good standard
  • Acquired by the seller in 2018
  • Refurbished replacement engine installed by previous owner (with few kilometres since)
  • Refurbished transmission and mechanics
  • Bodywork sandblasted, epoxied, primed and gravelled

The attraction

Alec Issigonis' 'Mini' has gone down in automotive history as one of the most significant advances in car design, because beneath its cute exterior lies ingenious engineering. The Mini pioneered transverse engine and front-wheel drive technology, confining the mechanical elements to the front of the vehicle and leaving plenty of space for passengers inside its compact shell. It also meant that the Mini had excellent handling, winning trophies in rally and circuit racing.

We are delighted to offer this charming 1983 Mayfair which benefits from a full restoration and replacement engine with very low mileage. Offered in very good overall condition, you'd never forgive yourself for missing out on this beautiful British classic.

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History and Documentation

  • Partial Service History
  • We are advised that there are several restoration, repair and maintenance invoices available.
  • Left-hand drive
  • Currently located in France where it is registered
  • Restored prior to purchase by seller in 2018
  • Approximately 300 km driven since gearbox refurbishment
  • 91,996 km on the odometer

The Condition

  • Body shell restored - sandblasted, epoxied, primed and gravelled
  • Finished in metallic blue with white roof trim
  • Vintage alloy wheels
  • Underbody reported to be in good condition
  • Elegant chrome
  • Slight wear to upholstery and discolouration to carpets
  • Controls are in good condition
  • We understand that all electrics in the cabin are in good condition


  • 998cc A Series engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Reconditioned replacement engine installed by previous owner
  • Gearbox has been reconditioned under current ownership
  • Seller reports that it runs and drives very well
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1983
  • Make Austin
  • Model Mini Mayfair
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 91,996 Kilometres
  • Engine size 998
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Nord
  • Location International
  • Country France

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