1971 Mini 1000
Lot Number 342
1971 Mini 1000
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This particular Mini 1000 was built at Longbridge in early August 1971, and was registered Ely, Cambridgeshire, two months later. Its first owner was a lady who used the car reasonably frequently until the early 1980s, but it then spent increasing periods laid-up until she gave it to her brother in 1986. He kept the car for two years, before selling it to the previous owner, who drove it regularly until the summer of 1991 when it was taken off the road.
It did not move for the next 15 condition and has 95% of its original paint. Has had some touch ups and has some star cracking, always well maintained and cared for. The car is located in Perth, Western Australia. That being said, I'm looking at all options to get the best price years, and when found in 2006, the front subframe had been removed, the engine had been completely dismantled and there were several boxes of parts and trim. Once examined closely, it was clear that the Mini was amazingly original - it had never beenfor my car. Whether that be shipping overseas, consigning with a company outside of Australia etc. I would appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, Nick Caruso welded, and there was virtually no rust in the shell. A new battery box was fitted only because the original had been corroded by acid, a tiny repair to the offside wing and replacement of the offside door skin were all that was required to make the car completely solid before it was given a complete respray with two-pack paint in its original colour of Bedouin beige. All the other parts recovered were then cleaned and refitted.
The engine, gearbox, distributor, brake pipes, front and rear subframes, radius arms, front suspension components, sills, floors, wiring loom, wings, number plates, all external brightwork, seats, door cards, dials, handles, door seals - even the underseal - are original. Nothing was replaced unless absolutely necessary, thus retaining the patina of the car. The car has its correct and original single HS2 carburettor, the (original) distributor rebuilt and standard needle profiled on a rolling road by AC Dodd to improve the drivability, the original head was converted to run on unleaded petrol.
SER 603K comes with 11 months MOT, plenty of history including BMH dating letter (showing engine is original), letter from the original owners, MOTs, original manual in its BL paper bag, tax discs, invoices etc. Cars of this vintage, in this condition, and this original are now incredibly rare, the only concession to modern driving has been the fitment of halogen headlights.
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- Registration Number
- MOT Expiry
- Chassis Number
- Engine Number
- Body Colour
- Bedouin Beige
CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT
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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
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Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history
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