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1990 Rover Mini 1000 City E Custom


  • Full mechanical restoration
  • Recently refurbished and polished one-off Miami blue paintwork
  • One-off body kit installed
  • Always been dry stored
  • New tyres and wheels

The Appeal

In the 1990s, the Rover had undergone something of a new era with the rise of 'Cool Britannia'. It was here where the Mini City ruled, its classical lines and distinctive performance offering a whole host of prospects for upgrade and modification. As a result, over the years that followed, we've seen so many variations on the car that it's almost dizzying.

This particular example is a marvellous example of exactly that. With a one-off body kit and an attractive Miami Blue colour scheme, this marvellous little modern classic is a perfect bridge between modernity and that analogous, retro milieu that made the Mini so endearing. 

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1990
  • The DVLA records 9 previous keepers
  • Bought a year ago as a project
  • Had a full mechanical restoration
  • Always been dry stored, even by the last owner
  • The vehicle has been dry stored for the last 13 years
  • MOT valid until February 2025 with some advisories
  • Currently indicates 85,067 miles on a five-figure odometer

The Condition

  • The underside is reportedly very solid
  • Bodywork is in good overall order
  • One-off body kit installed
  • Paintwork is in a one-off Miami blue colour, recently refurbished and polished
  • New wheels and tyres
  • Standard Mini City interior with upgraded dash and radio
  • Roof liner could be a little tighter
  • Fitted with a fresh dashboard and new instruments
  • Everything is clear and legible with no reported technical issues
  • Evocative 90s upholstery is still intact 
  • Seats carry light wear but are free of any rips or tears

The Mechanics

  • 1,000cc A-Series I4 powerplant
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • Engine bay looks in good order
  • Fitted with a fresh:
    • Distributor with electronic ignition
    • Distributor cap, plugs, and leads
    • Water pump
    • Hoses
    • Radiator
    • Alternator
    • Starter motor
    • Carburettor refurbish kit
    • Suspension ball joints
    • Brake master cylinder
    • Brake servo
    • Coolant temperature sensor
    • Seat belts
    • Clutch slave cylinder
    • Master cylinder
    • Coil
    • Front discs, pads, bearings, braided pipes
    • Choke cable
    • Fuel filter
    • Stainless steel twin exhaust
  • The vendor reports that the car is driving well
  • We've no specific reports of any mechanical issues

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1990
  • Make Rover
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Green
  • Odometer 85,067 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Nuneaton
  • Location Warwickshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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