1982 Classic Mini with a 1380 engine and a convertible conversion done by Keith's Conversions in the UK. This Mini was legally imported as a 25+-year-old classic and has a clear title with current registration. The original British registration plate is on the front of the car. The previous owner engraved the plate number on the bottom of the front windshield. Bought this car in England and converted to left hand drive. The walnut dash and Smiths gauges from Minispares were installed at the same time. It’s been constantly improved each year since 2010. Reluctant sale. Only selling as I have too many cars which don't get driven enough.
Upgrades I can remember are listed below:
There are probably a multitude of things I am forgetting to list. Everything works as it should.
The only area of rust is a small section under the front windshield rubber. All other rust has been fixed. A modified trailer to haul this Mini is pictured. I have used this trailer to transport this Mini over 5000 total miles with a 4 cylinder Toyota Tacoma with absolutely no issues. The trailer and car combined weigh less than 3000 lbs. One person can load and tie down the car on trailer easily. You can trailer it or drive it back to your location even if it’s on the West Coast with no problem.
The trailer is also included in the listed price. This is NOT a project car but one you can drive every day. You will be hard pressed to find a better Mini for this asking price.
Although it is labeled as a “quiz,” what the British Motor Heritage has done as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of the Mini is to compile 60 “Mini facts and figures” to see if you know as much about the iconic car as you think you do. You can download the entire list from […]
With gyms closed by the coronavirus pandemic, members of the famed Jamaican bobsled team have had to get creative in their workouts. Thus Shanwayne Stephens and Nimroy Turgott have built their own weight-lifting equipment in a garden and are using a Mini to practice their push starts. At first, the tandem was using a Mini […]
The Austin Mini was an amazing critter, a tiny box on wheels with surprisingly roomy passenger space and agile drivability, which put many of them on race tracks competing against sports cars of the era. The Pick of the Day is a 1961 Austin Mini Countryman, a longer-wheelbase version of the British staple designed to […]
As part of its marketing campaign for the new Mini, Mini USA has released a short video about the creation of the first Mini by Alex Issigonis, as well as a second video about how the video itself was created. “Over sixty years ago, Englishman Alec Issigonis presented a new idea to the world – […]
Books details the 60-year story of the Mini, and how it revolutionized the roadways
First of the revolutionary cars rolled off the assembly line on August 26, 1959
Photo op features one car from every model year, including the very first and the 10 millionth
The Pick of the Day is a nicely updated 1975 example of the British icon
The charm is how quick the car is even today because of its small size and light weight, which Leno appreciated