4th May 2018

1974 Austin Mini 1000cc. MK3. Flame Red. matching numbers. Stunning.


We are very pleased to offer a stunning matching numbers 1974 Mk3 Austin Mini. Finished in gleaming Flame red and benefitting from having lots of time and expense lavished on it and its now ready to go and be enjoyed. I have a personal soft spot for this Mini as it was my car and has been for a few years. Late last year we stripped it and replaced many panels and completely worked through the running gear and then treated to it to a glass out respray and all new chrome and Minilite wheels and the results are fantastic.

This Mini has its original shell and matching FE number and has had only four previous keepers in 44 years. On the road its great fun to drive. The 998 engine fires instantly with strong oil pressure and has just benefitted form a carb rebuild a full tune, new alternator and radiator and we have also fitted an RC40 twin box system and uprated manifold so it has a nice Cooper burble. Perfomance is brisk and the gearbox is also smooth. The brakes are fully rebuilt front to back with new drums and cylinders and new shock absorbers fitted so it handles and stops like a Mini should. This Mini has bags of its original character and offers that unique seventies Mini driving experience which involves lots of smiles.

The interior has the all important centre clock dash and it also retains its original manual pump windscreen washers. We have treated it to new carpets and the seats, door cards and roof lining are original. A period sports steering wheel and map reading light are also fitted.

This Mini also has a very solid shell with good floors, sills and boot. The paintwork is absolutely gleaming and finished to a very high standard. A new rear subframe was fitted around a year ago and has only seen dry use since. All external chrome trim is new, the ten inch Minilte wheels are fully refurbished on new tyres. There has been a lot of work put into this Mini and there are many other parts not included here which I am happy too discuss if required. There is also a valuable registration plate which is its original and is staying with the Mini as it should do that reads POW.

The Mini is fully serviced, has a full MOT and is tax exempt and as from this month is MOT exempt. Its ready to go and be enjoyed. Demand for correct matching numbers MK3 Minis continues to increase as not many have survived and this one is a very viable proposition thats has had lots of effort lavished on it. It could easily sit on dispaly at any show or just make you a very proud owner of a very well prepared Mk3 Mini.

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

A delivery service is also available.

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