16th October 2020

SOLD 1979 Austin Mini 850cc. Pageant Blue. Restored with many new parts. Nearly finished, easy project, very rare.


We are very pleased to offer a now very rare 1979 Mini City 850cc. Offered as project that has had thousands of pounds and many hours of love lavished on it. The only reason it is available is that I simply do not have the time to complete this project and hopefully it can be finished and enjoyed by its new owner. It has been the subject of an extensive restoration with a bewildering list of new parts which will be briefly listed here but viewings are encouraged to appreciate how well this Mini has been restored and how little it actually needs to be finished. The result will be a fantastic Pageant blue factory spec City or a blank canvas if you wish.

The Mini itself is accompanied with a full and comprehensive service history folder including its original bill of sale and Passport to Service book. There is also a large folder detailing the recent works and many photographs. Most projects can be costly and time consuming to restore but with this Mini all of the expensive work has been completed and it is mostly rebuilt. I had plans to keep this Mini for myself but a busy schedule means that it will not be finished for some time.

The shell has been stripped and panelled where required and has been fully repainted in Pageant blue. It has the correct vented sills and solid floors, boot and a very well presented engine bay. It has its original shell with the correct FE body number in place. At the same time it has had two new subframes, new braking system including Cooper S discs, shocks, rear brakes, radius arms, top and bottom arms, brake lines, clutch and master cylinders and five new falken tyres, there is much more than this but this description is aiming at giving an overview. The original matching numbers 850 engine are gearbox are with the Mini and untested but was in good working order before, a check over and a repaint will be necessary. I have taken pics and have more to illustrate what has been replaced.

The interior has been completely replaced and has a fantastic Newton Commercial Hounds tooth trim, new door cards, roof lining, sound proofing, new carpets and dash liner kit. The original centre clock and steering wheel are all present and correct and a period Radio. All of the door and window seals are also new. The wiring loom is also fitted and there are new dash switches.

There is also a large amount of original and brand new parts ready to be fitted to finish off this fantastic Mini including some City side decals. The aim was to restore this Mini to factory spec which is what has been acheived.
Completing this Mini will not take long and really most of it is the fun stuff and all of the heavy work has been done. This is a reluctant sale as finding Minis from this era in this condition is a challenge, as it is a 79 once its back on the road it will also be MOT and Tax exempt and one very special Mini.

Vieiwngs are welcome and I am happy to answer questions you may have either through here or on 07752414395 or 01425839617 (Paul) A walk round video is also available.

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