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1989 Austin Mini (Modified Fast Road/Track car)


  • Unique fast-road conversion with 1,380cc engine
  • Comprehensive upgrades for superior handling
  • Only 920 miles clocked since recent engine rebuild

The Appeal

The 1989 Austin Mini on offer is unlike any other. With a high-performance 1,380cc engine, a 276-degree Kent camshaft, and a host of chassis upgrades, this Mini isn't just a show pony; it's a genuine pocket rocket. The roll cage and upgraded brakes testify to its sports-oriented design, a machine built to exhilarate its driver. This isn't a car you merely ride in; you experience it—feeling the rumble of the engine, the tightness of the suspension, and the agility of a go-kart as you wind your way through the corners with a grin on your face.

From its iconic silhouette to its unmistakably British aura, the Mini has always held a special place in automotive history. This particular example amplifies the legendary status of the Mini, infusing a vintage charm with modern-day performance capabilities. The car's lightweight fibreglass body panels and carbon-fibre details not only look the part but play a significant role in enhancing its nimbleness. The driving experience is visceral, a kinetic symphony of sights, sounds, and sensations that would captivate any automotive aficionado. This is really one not to be missed.

The History and Paperwork

  • Purchased in 2021 from a Mini Specialist
  • Engine built by Green and Blacks in 2021
  • MOT to July 2024
  • An invoice dated this year for an oil change
  • Several other invoices for minor work over the last few years
  • A document from Green and White Mini specialists showing the specification of the modifications

The Interior

  • Cobra bucket seats fitted with TRS harnesses in very good condition
  • Rear seat deleted, replaced with carbon panel
  • Custom dashboard with GPS speedo
  • Red carpeting throughout
  • 6-point roll cage in excellent condition
  • Perspex front windows with sliding openings
  • Good overall interior condition
  • New oil pressure gauge fitted
  • New rev counter installed
  • Heater matrix fitted

The Exterior

  • Fibreglass flip front and doors
  • Looks fantastic from every angle
  • Carbon fibre roof
  • Cream paint in very good condition
  • Starmag wheels installed
  • Small mark on OSF flip front
  • GRP front currently pinned shut
  • Windows, light lenses, badges, and trim in very good condition

The Mechanics

  • 1,380cc fast-road engine with 276-degree Kent camshaft
  • 13-row oil cooler installed
  • Updated braking system with AP 4-pot front brakes
  • Adjustable Spax coilovers on the front
  • Mini fin brake drum brakes
  • Braided hoses added
  • Engine sump guard for added protection
  • Rear adjustable coilovers
  • Maniflow exhaust and Fletcher stainless steel system
  • Rear subframe replaced with frame to reduce weight
  • Twin fuel tanks with electric fuel pump


This 1989 Austin Mini is a testament to what happens when passion meets engineering and a desire for speed. From its race-ready interior to its high-performance mechanical components, this car is designed for the driver who appreciates the thrills of being behind the wheel. 

With meticulous care from its past owners and an array of performance upgrades, this unique fast-road Mini offers a driving experience that's as compelling as its iconic looks. If you're looking to own a piece of automotive history, but with a modern twist, then this modified Mini is your ticket to unfiltered driving joy.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1989
  • Make Rover
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Multicolour
  • Odometer 920 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bideford
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom

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