Most common eras

1989 Mini 1275 For Sale

This advert viewed 3609 times
  • £13,250 Or near offer
  • 1989
  • Birmingham
Message the seller
Price £13,250 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Austin
Model Mini
Year 1989
Country UK
Town Birmingham
Telephone 01214 723848
Status Trade
Date 06-Mar-2020
Ref C894671
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, we used some of the original parts (not many) but the brief at the time was to build a fun Mini as quickly as we could whilst keeping our quality standards and attention to detail. The body work was completed in less than a month with new wings, A panels, scuttle repair panels and a full respray, The rebuild itself was completed in less than a week; we have the photo evidence to go with the car if required.
We sourced a gearbox, a 1275cc MG Metro Engine, together with a set of twin 1 ¼ SU carbs, three into one exhaust manifold, and a bigger bore exhaust system and set about rebuilding and refining it (since the rebuild it has only done 250 miles or so). The engine itself was stripped, fully inspected, and cleaned. The bores were de-glazed, the pistons cleaned, and new rings fitted and gapped. The bottom end was reground and new bearings fitted together with a new oil pump and water pump. The gearbox was an MG Metro but has been rebuilt with a straight cut gear cluster (new) together with new bearings and baulk rings, and was rebuilt at the same time as the engine. The engine is fitted with a fast road camshaft, lightened flywheel, and a new clutch. We were going to set this up with a programmable ignition system but if the new owner wanted to squeeze a bit more power out of the engine this could be a very good opportunity. The cylinder head is a standard MG head and although it and all the valves have been cleaned and lapped in it could do with porting to allow for improved performance.
A new subframe was sourced to allow for the engine and gearbox change and was fitted with shot blasted and powder coated top arms (new bearings and shafts were fitted). The suspension rubber donuts were removed and coilover springs and dampers fitted, the lower arms are negative camber and adjustable tie rods. The front hubs are new along with new brake discs, calipers, and brake pads. The steering rack was reconditioned and refitted.
We modified the rear suspension; the rear radius arms were sent away for shot blasting and powder coating, new bearings and shafts fitted and mounted onto a single rear beam, which has been subsequently widened and both camber and track adjustment added. Again, the rear suspension was converted to coilover springs and dampers. New rear brakes have been fitted to shotblasted and powder coated back plates, the handbrake has been modified and improved and runs on an inner and outer cable so there are no more quadrants to worry about.
Road wheels and tyres are 13x7” J rims fitted together with Sports Arches. The rear wheels have an additional 25mm spacer fitted between the drum and the wheels.
The interior is somewhat minimalistic, but has been fitted with bucket seats, four point belts, and two sets of orange ear defenders (you do need them).
The colour scheme was intended to be eye catching and I think the white and orange look does just that. The fuel tank, some of the suspension components, the roll cage, the engine, and the wheels are all orange, please see the pictures for more detail.

The car mostly lives in Birmingham but has done a number of shows, fun days, Cov Motofest, Coventry Transport Museum breakfast club. However, it just isn’t being used so it’s time for someone else to have some fun with it.

Login to edit this advert
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

AUSTIN MINI MK 1 SUPER DE LUXE SPEEDWELL,1963
SPRINT STAGE 1
Chassis No. 373273

Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this unique icon of British motoring history. Genuine Speedwell-tuned.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 6
View advert

 For sale Neville Trickett Mini Sprint Arden head

The bodyshell was just restored with new boot floor and various other new panels...

Both subframes are reinforced and are completely.....

Mechanical:

427 hp, 350 ci Chevy tied to tubular steel chassis and roll cage. Porsche G5050 5 speed transaxle, inverted and converted to side shift. Fiero coil over performance struts and disc.....

  • 24-Feb-2020
  • USA
  • Private

Even more fun having originally been uprated and now recommissioned. Arguably, an iconic classic – that sounds and drives as good as it looks

Typically Minis ‘perky performance; the standard.....

Austin Mini Countryman 850 1967 E reg.
Wonderful example of a very rare Mini Countryman Estate. This is a 1967 E reg Mini 850 Countryman in Almond green with full green as new Interior. There is.....

Mini 1000 Mk2 beautiful condition.

This is a fantastic condition Classic Mini in every respect . Finished in Island blue with 1st class grey interior. First registered 15/04/1969 “G” and is.....

Austin Mini saloon 1965 Mk 1

Another super condition classic Mini saloon, this time in Maroon with original mid brown interior, This Mini does not look 51 years old and other than a couple of modern.....

Austin Mini thirty in Black 1989

Mini 30 in solid black 1989 F reg 1000cc This Mini was created to commemorate 30 years of Mini production with all the original graphics, badges and logos, The.....

An original and standard MK 2 Austin Mini Cooper 1275 S in excellent condition.

I have owned this car since September 2010. Originally supplied in lhd for American export market but since professionally.....

  • 08-Feb-2020
  • Tyne and Wear
  • Private

1971 registered with only 28,000 miles on the clock. Just had full service and engine detail, most parts brand new, original engine with matching numbers, this van is show standard and super-rare.....