1980 Mini Innocenti De Tomaso 1275 Engine Classic Mini Mint Condition Low Miles
Price: - Item location: Flanders, New Jersey, United States
- Make: Mini
- Model: Innocenti
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Detomaso
- Year: 1980
- Mileage: 58,940
- VIN: CM 136460M
- Color: White
- Engine size: 1275
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Blue
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1980 Mini Innocenti DetomasoVery rare 1980 Mini Innocenti De Tomaso in mint condition. Very rare in North America. Italian MIni with all British Leyland running gear Left hand drive. 94150 km Hatchback Body by Bertone with practical rear fold-down seat. Full gauges. 1275cc Mini engine engine (NOT the 3 cylinder Diahtsu) producing 77HP. 4 speed transmission.
The car is mechanically sound. It starts, runs and drives well.It runs a 998cc inline-four mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and wasregularly maintained.Engine sounds good and transmission shifts well. The clutch feels great. All fluids are up to date. The paint is mint for its age. Solid body and floors. The interior is in mint shape. The dash is great. The alloy wheels are very nice and tires are good . The suspension and brakes are good. The lights work. All instrumentation is in good working order.Clean title.
More pics here (including underside, interior and engien bay):
Having said all that, this is an old sports car, and it is not perfect. The car is sold AS IS. You are encouraged to comeand inspect it.
More info on the car here:
It was during the 1976 Turin Auto Show that the Innocenti Mini de Tomaso was first showcased to the public. Entering into production for early 1977, the ferocious aesthetics fuelled with BMCâ€™s A-series inline 4 engine, the Issigonis alternative churned out 71bhp from 1275cc â€“ the same powerplant employed by the sporty Mini GTs back in Great Britain. There was a power increase for 1978, with an extra 3bhp to keep rivals at bay â€“ making for a grippy 90mph go-kart. The Innocenti Mini was generally better equipped than the original British comrades, resulting in stronger sales and a sturdier reputation within European markets. The largest improvement was the addition of an opening tailgate, allowing easier access to the small holding area in the rear. The drag coefficient was also lower, resulting in 0.41 Cd over the 0.42 accepted by the British. The Bertone styling may have appeared drastically right-angled when compared to contemporary Minis of the time, but when the ex-Leyland subsidiary made the Innocenti Mini briefly available in Britain prior to the launch of Austinâ€™s Metro, the public lapped up the different image with glee.