14th December 2020

SOLD 1979 Austin Mini 850cc. Russett brown. Only 12k in 41 years. Amazing Mini ready to be used and enjoyed.


We are very pleased to offer a Mini that I should really keep. My first Mini was this exact same year and colour and it brings back many happy memories and this is still remains my favourite colour Mini. My Mini was not in this condition though as this one is presented in a real time warp having only covered 12k in 41 years with three previous owners. It is accompanied with its original handbook and some previous MOT certifcates and its original tax disc holder. It has spent most of its life in storage which explains its condition and originality and it reperesnts a fantatsic oppurtunity to own a sought after Seventies Mini in its original factory specification, it cant help but make you smile and it always gets loving admiration.

On the open road, as you can imagine, this Mini is amazing to drive. The 850 engine is nearly silent and the gearbox is as you would expect, taught and precise. Performance is brisk and a correctly tuned 850 will surprise many people as they keep up with modern traffic and are keen to rev. Four new tyres mean that the handling is fantatsic and overhauled brakes means she stops very well indeed. Seventies Minis offer the pure Mini driving experience, simple centre clock binnacle, large steering wheel and ten inch wheels and total useability. What more do you need?

The interior can only be described as amazing, it has its original un-marked tan vinyl seats, original rubber floor matts and original switchgear. The condition of this Mini is fully appreciated when sat inside as it still feels new. This Mini still wears its original registration plates and rear window sticker.

This Mini has a very solid shell, it was Ziebart wax injected form new which has preserved it very well, it has the correct vented sills and body coloured floor pans, all of the panels seem to be original as the gaps are as good as they ever were. It still wears its original FE body number on the inner wing. The paintwork is gleaming and this Mini really does belie its vintage, it could quite happily be displayed at any show and is surely one of the most original seventies Minis remaining. It is also ready to be used and enjoyed.

We have fully serviced and checked this Mini and it also benefits from having many new parts. It has a long MOT and is of course MOT and Tax exmept.

Viewngs are welcome and I am happy to answer questions you may have either through here or on 07752414395 or 01425 839617 (Paul) A walk round video is also available.

We also offer a delivery service and finance is available through an easy to use link on this website helping you to spread the cost of your Classic.



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