1982 Austin Morris Mini

Guide Price: £2,500 to £3,500

Manufacturer:  Austin Morris
First Registered:  1982
Model:  Mini
Registration No:  XLC 90X
Mileometer:  65,303
Chassis No:  SAXXL2S1010113608
MOT:  August 2018
Colour:  Beige

The Mark IV Mini was introduced in 1976, even though by this stage British Leyland was working on a new small car which was widely expected to replace the Mini before much longer. It had a front rubber mounted subframe with single tower bolts and the rear frame had some larger bushings introduced. Twin stalk indicators were introduced with larger foot pedals. From 1977 onwards, the rear indicator lamps had the reverse lights incorporated in them. In 1980, the engine was upgraded to the improved A-Plus unit from the new Metro. This was then followed by a number of later incremental developments:

This mini was recommissioned last year after around 15 years in storage. Many brand new parts were used, including the radiator,  hoses (top, bottom and bypass), water pump, Maniflow cooper exhaust manifold and RC40 system, Minispares inlet manifold, brake backplate assemblies, and a new set of alloy wheels and tyres.

At the same time the head was removed and decoked, the bores inspected and found to be good, and it was reassembled with new gaskets. The vendor states that the engine is now  smooth with good oil pressure, and it drives nicely. Additional features are a wood dashboard, sports steering wheel, and a fully functioning Tudor Webasto Monte Carlo sunroof with wind deflector.

Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.

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