View Full Version : !SOLD! Classic Austin Mini....

02-16-2012, 09:44 AM
I've got this listed locally but figured I'd put it up on here.

Here is the deal. I bought this from a buddy over here and unfortunately I'm not going to be able to work on it. As I've said before I'm still currently in England so if anyone wants to come pick this up from me then they are welcome to. Chances are though if it doesn't sell I'm going to have TMO ship it back the USA and sell it there, the thing is if it sells HERE (in the UK) I'm asking 300 quid simply because we are crunched for time and these aren't too overly "rare" over here (even though the saloons ARE much more common).

So any British buyers that are interested in this I'm asking 300 pounds and am located in Lakenheath, Suffolk.

IF it makes it's way back to the USA then I'll be selling it from the McGuire AFB area in New Jersey. The price in the USA will increase to $1200. This is simply because in the USA this thing is extremely-absoeffinglutely-beyond-mega-rare....as the "Donald" would say "This thing is yoodge". Because seriously, if you rebuilt this in the USA and drove it around people everywhere would have whiplash from rubbernecking like crazy. It is the epitome of COOL.

Here is the pics:









It's a blank canvas.....V8 powered, Hayabusa, VTEC....whatever you want!

02-16-2012, 10:46 AM
These are the epitomy of cool anywhere on the planet. My girlfriend had a Morris 1000CC with the original 10" wheels. That thing ripped through corners at 100kmh and didn't even roll. Too bad hers was a rustbucket. I can see you've put a lot of effort in cleaning it up, so whomever buys it won't have to deal with stripping and blasting and coating and whatevering.
Good luck selling.

O! and on the blank canvas; you forgot 4X4 'big'foot.

02-16-2012, 11:30 AM
Ha! Yeah, I did see a pic on the net once of a guy that turned one of these Estates into a 4x4. He managed to mount the Clubby shell onto a Jimny chassis. Looked really good. I love Minis. This one is my third....my plan was to install a Yamaha R1 engine in the front (via a Pro-Motive kit) but sadly it's just not in the cards for me. Too many things going on at once, and since I'm a BIG Ford Mustang guy the Mini loses out to that future build.

Maybe one day I'll buy another Classic Mini...but at this point I'm unsure.

The good thing about this one is the condition you see it in the pics....that is how I bought it! The previous owner took good care of it, it's a 1977 and I think it is in pretty good shape for it's age and location (lots of snow/road salt here). He kept it dry stored once he tore it down. The last time it was on the road was in 2006....it is originally "Russet Brown". So when assembled it looked like this:


03-17-2012, 10:44 PM
SOLD! I'll miss this mini! :(