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1970 Mini Mk3

This particular Mini configuration was only available in South Africa, and only 3,871 were built. (Minis were built under license there in part to avoid higher tariffs for importing complete cars.)

This red “Mini Mk3” has a traditional “roundnose” front end, but the rear features the extended rear boot (trunk) and the fins and taillights of the Riley Elf/Wolseley Hornet  models.

The current owner imported it from South Africa. There are only a handful in the U.S.

Note regarding the odd engine color:

The pinkish color of this engine is said to be the original engine color of the South African-built Minis of that period. Typically, a Mini engine of that period would have been painted with what is sometimes dubbed “MOWOG Green,” a sort of military-looking green.

It now resides in Seattle, Washington.

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