1975 Innocenti Mini Cooper 'Export 1300'

Lot: 181

Sold for (£): 11,610
Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1975 Innocenti Mini Cooper Export 1300 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 6 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 102 / 135.

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One of the last handful of 'Export 1300's, faithfully restored...

  • Imported in 1982 and re-shelled. Two UK owners since (importer/our vendor)
  • Purchased by our vendor in 2014 in great condition but missing some Innocenti DNA
  • Since rectified with the correct lights, badges, steering wheel. Italian-made plates (UK-registered)
  • Re-trimmed correctly (Newton Commercial). New Alcantara headlining. Very good condition
  • Fully re-painted three years ago. Original type Webasto sunroof. Wheels powder coated
  • 1380cc big-valve engine, 5-speed box, lots of upgrades to suspension, cooling etc. See PDF
  • Good recent history, original handbook, brochure, workshop manual, spares, car cover etc
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Lot Details

Registration: MIG 1805 RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1975 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Innocenti Odometer reading (miles): 22000
Model: Mini Cooper Export 1300 MOT expiry: 2020-05-01
Warranted: No Chassis number: 568158

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 102 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Brought to the UK in 1982 and re-shelled shortly afterwards. Very good condition. Re-painted three years ago by Aston Martin painter. Original type Webasto sunroof fitted. Chrome all very good. Wheels powder coated.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Re-trimmed correctly (Newton Commercial). New Alcantara headlining. Very good condition. Carpets good.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


1380cc big-valve, lead-free head, Kent Megadyne 256 mild road cam, 1.5:1 roller tip rockers, Aldon distributor, high performance starter motor, large capacity radiator, uprated Facet fuel pump.

Very good. Runs very well, no noises or smoke. Clean engine bay and engine.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


MiniSport 5-speed. No synchro issues or noises. 3.93:1 final drive.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


All very sound. Brakes renewed a few years back with new front calipers. Gas dampers. No noises from suspension. 'Quick' rack fitted two years ago. LCB big bore SS exhaust.


Minor: Major:


Everything works as it should. High-output alternator. Thermostatic electric fan

Vehicle History


The car was imported in 1982 from Europe. There is no history prior to that date.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day 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