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1981 Austin Mini City Convertible For Sale

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  • £8,995 Or near offer
  • 1981
  • Basingstoke
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Price £8,995 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin
Model Mini
Year 1981
Mileage 35,301 miles
Country UK
Region Hampshire
Town Basingstoke
Telephone 01256 677053
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 15-Sep-2020
Ref C1252698
LRD 870X was first registered in August 1981 as a 998cc Austin Mini City saloon, the original colour was an orange/red. The car was completely stripped to a bare shell and rebuilt as a convertible by a previous owner in the Leighton Buzzard area across an eighteen month period 2012-13. We believe the car may have previously resided in Brighton. The neat open top conversion follows Mk 1 styling for a retro appearance, and incorporates a rollbar to retain the stiffness of the bodyshell. The car also has a custom-made hood. Altogether we have over £5,000 of parts receipts from the rebuild – the earliest dating from July 2012, through to April 2013.

Mileage on 1st May 2013 at its first MoT following the rebuild was showing as 32528. The car was then sold at auction by H&H at the Imperial War Museum on 8th October 2014. The purchaser was John Rogers of the classic vehicle transportation specialists E.M. Rogers. We subsequently saw and acquired it at the CCA auction at CarFest South on 30th August 2015. Mileage at this point was 32593, and hence it had only covered a nominal 65 miles since the rebuild.

Since our ownership, a visit to Airey Tuning in Alresford for professional set-up on their rolling road has really improved performance and driveability. The jetting of the Weber carburettor now better suits the characteristics of the otherwise standard “A” series engine. We found that the clutch was not fully disengaging making gear selection more difficult, and hence this has been replaced with attention also to the angle of the operating arm. Various detail improvements have also been added, and the car has been professionally maintained, with receipts and bills in a detailed history file. It has recently been serviced and comes with a fresh MoT. The car is great to drive with good reliability and is a delight to take out on a lovely sunny day!

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