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The Mark VI Mini Cooper from Rover, like this example, was the penultimate variation of the car, in a 41 year production run; 41 years, quite some feat when you think about some of the troubles that faced the production over the years.
Featuring the 1275cc power plant, that was known and named the 1.3L when Rover took over, this example for sale is a Mini Cooper. Only a few other subtle changes were featured with this iteration including an internal bonnet release catch, and movement forward of the engine mounting points for the 1.3L engine.
The Mini originally came about during a fuel crisis in the 1950’s, and its economical production cost and running is one of the reasons it endured such longevity, and as a result cement itself in history as a true British design icon.
Like many classic Mini drivers of era, and today, this has been Michael’s first car. He tells us that he has always liked them, and picked this particular example as it was in the best condition of the cars he looked at when he was looking to buy.
Over the years Michael has taken it to a couple of classic car shows and Mini Cooper shows, but mainly he has used it for driving about town.
Michael is now looking to move abroad, and so hence the reason for sale at this time.
Painted in red with a black top, this car was resprayed around five years ago, before Michael’s ownership, and so presents itself in smart condition with some external modifications as can be seen from the pictures he has provided.
Wheels & Tyres
The car is sitting on minilite wheels as you would expect, and from the images provided by Michael, the tyres look to be in good condition.
Michael informs us that bodywork is in good condition, having had a restoration completed five years ago, and from the images provided looks good.
Paintwork looks to be in good condition as described be Michael, deep colours, even across panels and no fading.
Glass and Trim
Trim, glass and brightwork again from Michael’s description and images looks to be in good condition.
Seats and Carpets
The seats are finished in a black and cream cloth and Michael describes the condition as good, as can be seen from the images provided. The carpets and door cards are finished in red and black and also look smart.
Michael has told us that the dashboard is in good condition, the pictures reflecting this description too.
Steering Wheel / Gear Stick
Controls in the car again described as good and look fresh from the images.
Engine and Gearbox
Michael has described the engine and gearbox to be in excellent condition. The car starting from cold on first try, and there being no gear selection issues to observe.
Suspension and Brakes
Good is Michael’s view, the car driving like you would expect for a 1990’s Mini Cooper.
Electrics and Other
Michael has informed us that all important electrics etc are working as they should.
Michael tells us he has some paperwork that comes with the car, but it is by no means a full service history.
There are some big gaps, and the car has only a few service stamps and some MOT’s from Michael’s review.
The car is showing roughly 101,000 miles on the odometer.
Classic Minis come in so many different exterior and interior trims, and the ease of their customisation and historic low entry price point has meant they have been a favourite of younger drivers to cherish over the years.
This example has been modified, but importantly from Michael’s description, presents itself without issues from rust, so a solid car for the next owner to enjoy.
Priced fairly, it’s a lovely smart Mini Cooper which the next owner can drive away on the day of purchase, and own a piece of British automotive history, a true classic.
KULRAJ SINGH SALH
This auction listing was written by Kulraj Singh Salh from information gained from Michael (owner and seller of the vehicle).
If you have any specific questions about the vehicle then please use the comments section below. Michael will receive a notification and will reply as soon as he can.