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$29,5001973 Austin Mini pickup

UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!

This Tahiti Blue 1973 Austin Mini pickup is fully restored, mildly customized and is in immaculate condition! It has a turbocharged 1275cc engine, four-wheel disc brakes and a full leather interior, including Sport Pack seats.

It has a full canvas canopy on its original top bows. (entirely removable.)

Essentially, cost was no object in the build. Just one of the invoices from a high-end restoration shop shows $42k for body, paint and assembly. (Does not include original cost of the pickup, the 1275cc turbo motor, 4-wheel disc brakes, full leather interior and virtually all new parts!)

The body and paintwork alone was 538 hours @$45 hour and the body/paint materials ran $4,531. (see 242-line invoice, or request via email if you’d like to view up close.)

The steering is factory right-hand-drive (RHD)

Manual transmission is a four-speed, four synchro “rod shift” (stronger, smoother-shifting) model

Four-wheel disc brakes.

Grille is stock-appearing, solid front panel, now removable.

Minilight-style (8-spoke) 10″ alloy wheels

Body-color wheel arches (Wood & Pickett-style)

Quad driving lights on light bar

Wood steering wheel

Stainless steel exhaust

Car show awards include numerous First Place, Best of Show and Peoples’ Choice awards throughout Florida and Southeast area.

The actual color is very close to Tahiti Blue, with a tiny bit of metalflake added.

New 10″ tires

Recent full service and oil change

Video – Engine running:


Clear Florida title, new license plates and current registration

UPDATE: Added copies of invoice for $42k to the photo gallery. (request a photo if you’d like to zoom in for closeups). The shop’s invoice does not include all the new parts, wiring, 1275cc engine, turbo, 4-wheel disc brakes or its original purchase price!

Located (near Tampa) in Clearwater, Florida 33756

[ ID# PICKUP1BLUE ] Asking: $29.5k  [ UPDATE: GONE! ]


Independent mechanical evaluations may also be arranged, as well as nationwide door-to-door transport. Escrow Services for payment, title-document-transfers, and transport coordination (to help provide more-secure transactions) are also available, contact us for details.


FINE PRINT: MiniGuy / Lewis Motors makes no representations as to the accuracy of any seller’s listings on our “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages, including but not limited to, physical or mechanical condition of vehicle, status of title or registration, any applicable emissions-equipment, emissions-testing or emissions-certification requirements, as well as relevant safety equipment or safety-related requirements, import status, or fitness for use. Please note that emissions or safety requirements may differ by state, region, or country. Potential buyers should consult their appropriate state or local agencies or departments to determine, among other things, the status of a particular vehicle related to the above, including vehicles that might normally be exempt from emissions testing, emissions equipment, or emissions certification requirements. For California buyers or sellers, more information may be obtained from various state and local agencies, including, but not limited to, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Bureau of Automotive Repairs (BAR) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB).


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.


UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!

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