1987 Austin Mini 1293cc /// Fully Rebuilt And Upgraded For Sale
1987 Austin Mini 1293cc
MOT Expiry: January 2021
Exterior Colour: Light Blue / Old English White
Interior Colour: Cream and Blue
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Engine: Upgraded 1293cc
We are selling this fantastic little Mini on behalf of a friend – a classic car enthusiast and trained vehicle technician who’s carefully rebuilt it to his ideal spec over the last five years. The car has just been MOT’d and is good to go.
Under current ownership the Mini has undergone a tremendous amount of re-commissioning and restorative work. The result is in an extremely capable little car with hugely uprated mechanicals and classic good looks. Body-wise, the Mini has been treated to new front wings, a new front panel, a new scuttle, new A panels, new inner and outer sills, new door steps, new door skins and door bottoms, new heel panel ends, a new boot floor, and a new lower rear valance. A professional repaint was then carried out before the cavities were fully protected with Dynax S50 wax. Other cosmetic improvements include a mk1 front end conversion, stainless steel bumpers front and rear, and stainless tex bullet door mirrors.
The Mini sits on 5.5 x 10” Minator alloys that look fantastic paired with the desirable 2” Group 2 arches. The wheels are wrapped in a matching set of Yokohama tyres, all with plenty of tread remaining. Brake-wise the car boasts a 7.5” Cooper S front disc conversion with fully rebuilt Cooper S Lockheed calipers and Goodridge braided brake lines.
Underneath, both front and rear subframes have been fully polybushed; the rear subframe was replaced only two years ago. The car sports Koni adjustable shock absorbers with HiLos all round, 1.5° negative camber front lower arms, adjustable front tie rods, and polyurethane bump stops.
Lifting the bonnet you’ll find a fully rebuilt 1275cc engine bored out to 1293cc, with Nural low drag slipper pistons, a reground crank, new big end bearings and new main bearings. A new clutch has also been fitted, and the gearbox was fully rebuilt with new syncros just 5k miles ago. Additional engine spec is listed below.
Centre main crank strap
Mini sport stage 4 head
Piper bp270 fast road camshaft
Duplex chain with vernier
Minispares Evo electronic distributor
Twin 1” 1/2 SU carburettors with stub stacks and K&N filters
Electric fuel pump conversion
Fletcher 3 branch exhaust manifold
RC40 single box exhaust system
Fletcher aluminium radiator
Minispares silicon hoses
Custom oil catch tank
Central oil pick up
MED lightened and balanced billet flywheel
Goodridge braided clutch line
Minisport polybushed lower gearbox steady
Inside, the cabin presents well. There is some expected wear to the driver’s seat but elsewhere the cream/blue upholstery is very clean and tidy. All new blue Newton Commercial carpets have been fitted within the last five years along with full Dynamat sound insulation. Additional upgrades include an 11” steering wheel, 7 ball gearknob, mk1 rearview mirror, twin USB ports, 6x9” speakers below the rear bench, and 5” speakers fitted into the custom dash.
All in all, a wonderful little car. Not a concours example but certainly one to be driven and very much enjoyed. Please call us to arrange a viewing, strictly by appointment.
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