This driver-quality Mk1 Mini has been upgraded with an 1,100cc engine and a 4-speed manual transmission. It reportedly runs and drives well. The paint and interior are rather scruffy.
Four-speed manual transmission
Left-hand-drive (LHD) steering
It’s a genuine Mk1 model, so it has the unique doors with the quirky sliding windows and external door hinges, and small oval taillights. (Heritage Certificate is pending; will show the build date and details.)
- Cooper “S” 10″ steel wheels w/ proper S hubcaps
- Small black wheel arches (flares)
- Chrome bullet side-view mirror (driver’s side)
- Twin white bonnet stripes
- Austin “wavy grille”
- Cooper S (120mph) speedo
- Seat-extension brackets
- Small tachometer
- Working heater
- Floor-start button (as original)
- Front seats are black vinyl, rears are not matching
- Upgraded to 1,100cc engine (original was 850cc)
- 4-speed manual transmission (gearshift is “magic wand” aka: “waggly” shift, as originally fitted)
- Alloy rocker cover
- Single SU carb
- Alternator conversion (now negative ground)
- Coolant recovery tank added.
- Optima red-top battery (in back)
- Grille buttons (for easier engine access for maintenance)
Additional Parts Now Included:
- $500 in new parts are included, including new flares, side trim, carb kit and other misc items.
Notes and FYI:
The paint and interior are a rather scruffy (seller notes that it probably looks better in the photos than it does in person). There are a number of chips, scratches and cracks in the scruffy paint. There is some cracked body filler on left front below the headlight (see photo); there is evidence of filler in other locations as well. There is no externally visible rust. One front floor panel has been replaced (see photos).
The odometer reads 41,216 miles (true mileage unknown)
Although it is titled as an Austin, at some point it was fitted with a Morris bonnet badge and Mini Minor badges on the bootlid.
Ownership documents in California back to 1976.
California title and current registration (w/ original California black plates)
Now located in Visalia, CA 93292 (between Fresno and Bakersfield in Central California)
MapQuest link to Visalia, CA:
[ ID# LIGHTBLUE62MK1 ] Asking: $8.5k
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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.
2019 – UPDATED FOOTNOTE: According to current California ARB guidelines, pre-1968 classic Minis – because of their age – would not be subject to the restrictions that would otherwise apply to direct-import vehicles. (Great news for this legitimate ’62 Mk1 Mini!)