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1980 Austin Mini Clubman Estate - CONCOURS CLASSIC / SHOW CAR For Sale

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  • £24,750 As stated
  • 1980
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Price £24,750 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin
Model Mini
  Mini Clubman Estate Cooper
Year 1980
Mileage 500 miles
Country UK
Region Lincolnshire
Telephone 01522 397743
Status Trade
Date 14-Jul-2020
Ref C1225191
Originally sold new on the 1st October 1980, by Nicholson Ltd, Nottingham and finished in Snapdragon Yellow this Clubman Estate amazingly remained in the same family for some 20+ years. In 2004 she came to the attention of her respected owner who over the next 14yrs carried out a borderline obsessive restoration / rebuild all fully documented, works including:

Body - The 1980 Mini Clubman Estate shell was completely stripped of every single component, nut, bolt and washer. Any new panels sourced from British Motor Heritage, including BMH rear doors and a number of small modifications carried out including the recessing of the fuel filler to allow for a modern aero-style filler. The car has been painted in Ducati Yellow (including the underside!), with custom 'Piano black' roof and painted side strips. The exterior brightwork / grills / bumpers have been painted gloss black, a new glavanised tank fitted, Motorsport mirrors, black arch trims fitted, all new fittings / rubbers / seals and the front windscreen has been upgraded to Uroglass electrically heated.

Engine / Gearbox - An original 1275 SPi engine (12A), overbored to 1330cc with a lightened / balanced / wedged A+ crank, with Colin Wright reworked 12G940 Cylinder head, AC Dodd RS Camshaft, Twin HS4 Su Carbs with ITG air filters. CSI distributor, Fusion Fabrications header tank, custom stainless steel inlet / exhaust manifold, stainless exhaust system and carbon-fibre effect rocker cover. The Gearbox has been rebuilt with a 2.95:1 final drive, Mini Spares cross-pin diff, utlra-light flywheel and orange clutch diaphragm.

Suspension / Brakes / Wheels - The suspension has been fully rebuilt rubber cone suspension with adjustable trumpets, Spax adjustable dampers, Mini Sport rally spec adjustable tie bars, 1.5 negative camber bottom arms, strengthened front / rear subframe, KAD rally spec rear camber / caster brackets. To match the incredible specification the brakes have been upgraded to 7.5" Cooper S disc brake calipers, Tarox 7.5" discs, alloy Minifin rear drums, adjustable rear bias valve and the car is now fitted with a set of original fully refurbished Dunlop D1 alloys, custom centre caps and a matched set of Yokohama A008 tyres.

Interior - Completely bespoke with Corbeau Classic bucket seats (black with yellow piping), rear seats trimmed to match, Newton Commercial carpet set, Newton black headlining / sunvisors, full Dynamat sound-proofing, DSN Retrosport aluminium door handles / winder / gearknob, MOMO steering wheel, stainless steel trigger handbrake, custom wiring loom, custom ordered multi-function Smiths gauge (GPS driven Speedo), Alpine stereo head-unit and speakers.

Having completed less than 500 miles since her master-stroke rebuild, this Mini simply oozes quality and style and you could simply spend hours just starring at the details; the side-strips which are so often just stuck-on decals are painted with such skill that they're as smooth as their 'Piano' Black colour; the smoothed out engine bay is sublime with your eye drawn to air-craft quality details such the anodised & drilled fixings, the Carbon-fibre 'look' rocker-cover; the quintessential 60's alloy wheels and that's just some of the exterior detail before then opening the doors to the bespoke interior with figure-hugging Corbeau Classic seats, the perfectly positioned MOMO steering wheel, radical electronically GPS driven speedo / gauge and tactile aluminium trigger handbrake.......we think you get the picture!

To top all this visual delight we're delighted to confirm that the Mini is an aural delight too. Twist the ignition key, observing the 'Smiths' gauge complete its system check and the 1330cc 'A' series engine fires instantly with bark and makes you aware that despite, having heralded from the early 80's, this classic Mini has been brought firmly into the 21st Century. On the open road too, the build of this Mini is so detailed that she will happily cruise a national limits, offering a modern motoring experience, but to focus on that is really missing the point, this Mini offers so much more; charisma, styling, appreciation and an ability to stop any other motorist or pedestrian in their tracks, you should always allow an extra 15mins to chat to the people you'll meet.

Superlatives aside, we don't think there's a finer Mini Clubman Estate available, seeing is believing!

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