1999 Black-White MKVII Austin Mini 1275cc 4,500 miles on rebuilt motor RH Steer
Price: US $11,595.00 Item location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin
- Model: Mini Cooper
- Type: 2 Door
- Trim: 2-door coupe
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 74,100
- VIN: SAXXNNAZEXD169602
- Color: Black and white
- Engine size: 1275 cc 04 cylinders
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Power brakes
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RH Steer
- Interior color: Beige
- Safety options: Driver Airbag
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Austin Mini CooperI bought this car five years ago in Miami form a collector — he was selling it for a German. I drove it back to Kentucky but blew a head in Tennessee, o I had to have the engine completely rebuilt (about $6,000). Shortly afterwards I was rear-ended at a stoplight, o I had to have the back repainted. Apart from that (!) the car has never had a single problem, lthough I've only put a few thousand miles on it.
I have a classic Triumph motorbike, o I had the Mini's bonnet stripes painted to match it (black hood with white stripes and very, ery subtle gold pinstriping — it's stunning to see). I also had rally lights professionally installed on the front grille.
The car runs beautifully and I've used it as a daily driver during nice weather. As mentioned, had no hesitation driving it over 1,000 miles from Miami to Louisville (the engine blew because a hose came loose).
The interior is fine, ut it could be redone. It's got a walnut dashboard that has a crack in it, nd the original oatmeal carpet, hich doesn't fit very well. There's no rust anywhere on the car or inside / underneath it.
It runs like a scalded dog and shifts wonderfully.
My mechanic is highly respected in classic car and racing circles, nd he's more than happy to vouch for its integrity.