24th May 2019

1972 Innocenti Mini 1001. LHD. MK3. Flame red. Matching numbers. Italian styling and lots of character.


We are very pleased to offer one of my favourite of all the Mini variants, the Italian Innocenti Mini. These Minis are fantastic and they have many subtle differences and unique Italian styling charm and forward thinking design. Built under license between 1965 and 1975 these cars were very popular in Italy and they have a dedicated following in the U.K and if your after something to stand out from the Mini crowd then this may be your perfect Classic Mini companion.

Our example has lived all its life in Naples is southern Italy and the warm and sunny climate has preserved it very well. Its original plates are still with it. It has covered 56k and is a full matching numbers example on its correct early MK3 shell. Spend some time around this Mini and you will start to notice the many differences in stying.

On the road this Mini is a real pleasure to drive. It fires instantly and performance is brisk, the gearbox is also smooth and the brakes work well. Its very easy to get used to it being LHD as Minis are certainly not large cars and after a few miles it feels very natural. It certainly gets lots of attention when its out and about.

The interior is very well preserved and a beautiful place to be. The Italians really took it too another level. It has its original cream check seats and roof liner and fully fitted carpets. The Centre binnacle is a masterpiece and gives oil pressure, fuel and engine temp, all in Italian of course. There are very neat storage compartments in the doors and opening front quarter windows which are a nice touch. There is also an internal bonett release, a 12V socket and a proper heater blower. The Mini is finished off with a nice period steering wheel.

This Innocenti also has a very solid shell and has clearly been well loved in Italy. It has its correct fluted sills, solid subframes and floors and gleaming paintwork which is virtually belmish free and belies its near 50 year vintage.

We have fully serviced and checked this Mini and of course I have been driving it as I really want to keep it. It will be supplied with a full MOT and is of course MOT and tax exempt and is fully UK registered and ready to go and make you smile.

Vieiwngs 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.

We have also teamed up with Pegasus finance helping to spread the cost of your Classic. The easy to use link is on this website.

We are constantly preparing Classic Minis for sale so please get in touch with you requirements as we are always happy to help.