UPDATE: Seller reports it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!
Whimsical wind-up key on bootlid spins when dash switch is flipped! (mounted without holes drilled in body, so it’s removable.)
Genuine Mk1 Mini w/ 850cc and 4-speed manual transmission.
Right-hand-drive (RHD) steering – but all Minis come with the holes and mountings to put the steering wheel on either side!
It’s a genuine Mk1 model, so it has the unique doors with the quirky sliding windows and external door hinges. This Mini’s Mk1 “mustache grille” has been updated with the somewhat-larger chrome grille used on 1968 Mk2-and-up classic Minis.
The original 850cc engine sits atop a 4-speed, three-synchro transmission. The shifter is the original “magic wand” type, also known as the “pudding-stirrer” or “waggly” gear stick. The engine and transmission both add to the “vintage motoring experience!”
Interior upholstery recently re-done in black vinyl, including door cards and custom headliner.
Headlights have custom chrome peaks (or “eyebrows,” if you will; easily removable)
Has stock 10″ wheels with original hubcaps. Tires are new. Wheel arches (aka “flares) added, the small black type.
Suspension is the “hydrolastic” type, also know as “wet” suspension. It’s reportedly in good condition, with no leaks. (The “wet” suspension gives a smoother ride, but without sacrificing handling or cornering. It’s the same suspension used on the Monte Carlo rally-winning Cooper S models, as well as all classic Mini saloons built between 1964-1969. Prior to that, and then from 1970-2000, Minis had “dry” cone suspension.)
Odometer reads 77k miles, believed to be original.
The light yellow paint appears original, seller reports. (to be verified)
No air conditioning of course, but interior ventilation increased with pop-out side rear windows.
Overall, the body is solid. Has lived in the dry California climate for many years; doesn’t appear to have rust or cancer. (need to verify; closeup pics shortly.)
Runs well, drives well, according to seller. Tuneup recently performed by highly regarded Mini specialist shop. Battery is fairly new.
Freeway-capable – It’ll do 70mph, but it’s more comfortable cruising a bit below that.
California title and currently registration; (and exempt from all emissions-certification or smog checks!).
Located in Lancaster, CA (a little North of Los Angeles area)
[ ID# 66YELLOWMK1 ] Asking $7,500.
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BOTTOM LINE: This is a case where it pays to do your homework. Be careful what you buy, you may not be able to drive it in some states, including California.
2015 UPDATED FOOTNOTE: According to current California ARB guidelines, a pre-1968 classic Mini – because of its age – would not be subject to the restrictions that would otherwise apply to direct-import vehicles. (Great news for this legitimate ’66 Mini!)
UPDATE: Seller reports it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!Vehicle Details: