1979 Austin Mini Restomod

Price: - Item location: Lutz, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin
  • Model: Mini
  • SubModel: Restomod
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Restomod
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 10593
  • VIN: XK2S1644554A
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: VTEC 1.5L
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1979 Austin Mini Restomod

This one is just too much fun to pass up. It only takes a quick glance to know this 1979 Austin Mini Restomod is not just some classic British economy car. The bright paint and wide wheels are just a hint at the speedy VTEC motor, five-speed, and custom sports suspension that lies underneath. This is the sweet custom build that even has an A/C interior... so yes, the best things do come in small packages! The original... Austin Mini might have helped put England on wheels, but it's a rare sight that attracts plenty of attention at car shows on this side of the Atlantic. But don't let them get to close, or else this wild child might make them spill their Sleepy Time tea. After all, the red on this one is brighter than on the Union Jack. There are other hints at the power within. For example, this might have the Mini Cooper badging, but the fender flares are exceptionally wider. That's to accommodate the extra broad Superlite wheels. And the custom billet grille offers peeks at all the extra work under the hood (more on that in a moment.) Part of what made the Mini so revolutionary was that despite its diminutive size, pushing the wheels to corners meant four people could genuinely fit inside. But while those roots are utilitarian, this one has been nicely upgraded to reflect its classic status. Stylish black buckets piped in red give it a sporty appearance. And this look coordinates nicely with the carpeting, door panels, and dash to deliver a very uniform and thoughtful feeling inside. All these upgrades have truly turned this into a comfortable place to spend so time. There's even a modern AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input and cold-blowing air conditioning. But what you'll really love is how this is setup to be a driver's machine. The wood-rimmed steering wheel feels grippy in your hands, the gearstick has a quick action, and the dash is full of AutoMeter Pro-Comp gauges – including a large speedo and tach. There's nothing from Britain left in this engine bay except the build plate. Instead, you're looking at the 1.5-liter Honda VTEC. The transplant was performed by the masters at Mini Tec, and we have over $16k in receipts to prove the solid investments all over this Mini. This motor upgrade includes enhancements and fortifications like an Osidetiger fuel-injection system, Skunk2 Pro intake, Hondata S300 engine management system, and an aluminum radiator. You get full control over this speedy powerplant thanks to the upgraded five-speed manual transmission. You'll love darting down the road in this one thanks to a beefed-up independent front suspension and more substantial arms and shocks in the rear. Plus, the wide performance tires and Wilwood front disc brakes mean there's always plenty of control. The sale comes complete with the detailed build receipts, maintenance records, and dyno sheet. Everything about this Mini is impressive, including the affordable price, so we know it will be leaving us soon. Call today!!!