Prior to coming to the UK this mini was treated to a bare shell restoration.
Lots of Pictures of the car stripped are available and you can see that it is a solid example.
4 owners from new in South Africa. The original owner of the car was an elderly gentlemen who when sold the car to a younger family man, the car was used for fun trips over the weekend. later the Mini was sold to a restorer that had the car stripped and renovated to a good standard before a trader then arranged to have it shipped to myself. I have put a painstaking amount of hours to bring the car up to scratch - Making sure any missing or incorrect parts were replaced and everything operates as it should.
Mechanically this mini Has been very well catered for.
The original engine in still in place. We have had the cylinder head refurbished and fitted with hardened Valve seats so you can use modern unleaded fuels without the need for additives. Whilst the head was off we noticed the engine has 020” oversize pistons so it has had a rebuild at some point in its life.
The carburettor has been rebuilt and had the correct needle set up installed for the UK climate.
Whilst the mini is in the workshop we are treating it to a full service/ inspection, a complete new exhaust system, inlet/ exhaust manifold has been refurbished.
Huge amount of parts have been replaced at great expense. This is a fantastic, honest little car ready to drive away.
Mileage states 22998 miles however I can not confirm this is original.
The hyrdolastic suspension has been serviced and the ride height set, Drives very comfortably.
The interior is in very good condition also. The speedometer had a cracked glass and was sent away to have an original Mk1 domed glass installed. I also replaced the surround as the original was in poor condition and brittle. Lots of other small parts replaced, new hub caps, grille and chrome trim.
Period features are all still there
Floor mounted Main/Dipped beam switch,
Mechanical push screen washers,
Unique S.A Mk1 Roller window doors,
Drop down number plate,
Curbside door handle anti-snag guard,
All key original parts have been retained.
bodywork is very good! Rust free car, I have pictures of it stripped prior to coming to the UK
viewing recommended and any questions please get in touch.
This car was initially recommissioned as a show car in 2013 and won second price in the Festival of Motoring for Best Saloon from 1980 Onwards.
It was originally a maroon red 1000cc automatic saloon,.....