19th November 2021

SOLD 1989 Austin Mini ERA Turbo. 1275cc. British racing green. Only 28k. 2 Owners. Super rare and awesome.


We are not only very pleased but very excited to offer an absolute legend in the Classic Mini world, the super rare and exotic ERA Turbo. Finished in the best colour for one of these, British Racing green and set off with the unique body kit and thirteen inch wheels, this Mini is pure eighties and its very proud to be. This is the first ERA I have had the pleasure to work on and drive and my heart tells me to keep it, I have fallen in love with this car and its lucky new owner will soon realise what a fantastic machine this is. This example has only covered 28k in 32 years with only 2 previous owners, the last owner cared for it for 26 years and during that time it has been kept garaged and used on dry days. It is also accompanied with every MOT certificate and a detailed service history folder.

ERA Minis were built by Engineering Research and and Application LTD in Dunstable between 1989 and 1990 and today they are super rare. This UK example is one of only 99 built giving you an access to a very exclusive club.

There mission was to build the fastest production Mini ever made and filling the gap left by the Cooper S and joining in on the eighties hot hatch Turbo craze. ERA installed a turbocharged 1275 engine giving a very healthy 96 BHP and at the same time uprating the brakes, suspension and cooling.

On the road the results of all that clever engineering are immediately evident, these cars are fun and fast. The 1275 engine is very smooth with a very progressive delivery of power, very easy to drive around town, once the rev counter goes passed 3 thousand it launches off into the horizon and it quickly becomes very addictive. Uprated suspension and brakes take care of the handling making for a fantastic driving experience.

The special experience continues with the beautiful interior. The seats are finished in grey Connolly leather with matching door cards front and rear and thick pile carpets. It really has the baby Aston feel inside. The dash is a masterpiece, many gauges to keep you occupied, the original Rover cassette player with cassette holder and the all important “Turbo” steering wheel just in case you forget you are driving an ERA Mini. This model also has rear belts, fully boarded boot and rear was wipe.

This ERA has a very solid shell. It has its original floor pans, vented sills and original boot floor. It has been lucky to have never been taken apart and restored instead it has been looked after and used which is what these cars were built for after all they are awesome drivers machines. The paintwork gleams and belies its vintage and it has all of its original features and no matter where I take it, this special Mini gathers a crowd.

The Mini is fully serviced, checked and tuned and will be supplied with a full MOT ready to go and be enjoyed.

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

Further images and a walk round Video are also available including a live video chat and we also offer a delivery service.

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

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