22nd March 2018

1979 Austin Mini 1000cc. Russett brown. Only 30k & 2 owners from new. Stunning.


We are very pleased to offer a real late seventies gem and a very rare find indeed. This 1979 Austin Mini 1000 was garaged in 1995 and had at that time only covered 30k from new and still with its original owner with whom it stayed with until 2016. Russett brown Minis are my favourite colour Minis as my first one was this colour so i couldnt resist rescuing it after realising what fantastic original condition it was in and now six months later she is ready to start a new Mini adventure.

We have recommissioned this Mini working on it front to back, it was in very good condition to start with but its had a brand new fuel tank, clutch master cylinder and slave, all new brake hoses and wheel cylinders, full carb rebuild, points, leads, coil and a full and thorough service and shake down finished with a new MOT.

On the road its a real pleasure to drive. It has now covered 30800 miles and as you can imagine, the engine is an absolute peach, she holds a strong oil pressure and runs at a cool temp. Perfomance is brisk and the gearbox is smooth and taught. The brakes are very responsive and it just feels good. Its low mileage and pampered life make it a joy to drive and it certainly commands lots of admiration.

Another fantastic feature of this Mini is the interior. The stripey seats which have usually long gone are in good order, the roof lining is near immaculate and it still has its original carpets and sound proofing. It does have a period centre console with a radio casette player which works so I have left it in as I feel it adds to the period charm.

This Mini has a very solid shell with very good floors, sills and boot. We have just repainted the whole car as after 23 years in storage it was needed. At the same time we replaced all the chrome work including mirrors, bumpers, grille and head lamp surrounds, we also fitted two new rear light clusters as the chrome had pitted. It still has its original registration plates. The results are a Mini that really gleams and belies its 38 year vinatge and this Mini could easily attend any show and shine and make its new owner very proud. It will also be even happier on the open road being used and enjoyed.

This little gem has a full MOT is fully serviced and is ready to go.

Vieiwngs are welcome and I am happy to answer questions you may have either through here or on 07752414395 or 01425 839617 (Paul)

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