1976 Classic Mini Cooper S 1.3i - 1994 Spec RHD SPI Rover Sprite
Price: - Item location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mini
- Model: Classic Mini
- SubModel: Sprite
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Sprite
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 28,550
- VIN: XC2S1N1024384B
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 1.3 SPI
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: FWD
- Interior color: Black
- Safety options: Side impact bar doors
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Mini Classic Mini SpriteFor sale is a 1976 titled Classic Mini Cooper in right-hand drive. The car is at 1994 Rover Mini specifications with a 1.3 liter fuel injected (SPI) motor and interior trim. Needs nothing other than a new home and attention to small items. It does get attention where ever it goes and is a hoot to drive! This is a rare imported Japanese spec - Right Hand Drive - Classic Mini car with factory air conditioning. A/C blows cold. We have owned this car since 2008 and restored the body to address rust add additional safety protection with the upgraded doors with internal side-protection bars.
It doesn't get the attention it deserves at home and needs a new home. Fun car - drives like a large go-Kart, ith very responsive steering and suspension. Easily does 70-80 on the highway. Mechanically sound.
I upgraded to the safer 1996-2000 doors with internal side-protection crash bars for added safety. The body was completely stripped, few small rusted bits were cut out and new sheet metal welded in in 2008 with protective undercoat applied. No rust on this beauty Has been garaged every winter. Both door skins replaced with the upgrade crash bars - and everything painted a matching red with white racing stripes on the hood and solid white roof. Instrument cluster converted to MPH from KPH and indicates correct mileage. Magnolia wood dash.
Rear shelf has radio speakers, ut DIN blanking plate installed in dash as Japan spec radio was never replaced with a US one - easy to add a radio - wiring is all there.
Just passed PA state inspection after pictures were taken. I replaced the exhaust flex pipe, nd wiper blades. New rear window seal and trim installed. Previous work: clutch, utput seals, hermostat, /C recharge, rake pads, ew rear brake cylinder, aillight seals, iper arms, lutch master cylinder, eneral tune-up, ella H4 LHD headlights, ED brake lights, nd in-tank fuel pump. Parts readily available from US sources or from the UK. Parts CD included as well as the Hayes manual - if I can find it.
Needs minor work on non-critical systems. Nothing to prevent you from driving it home and enjoying it immediately. Mileage may change slightly as I still drive it, ut won't be up by more than 100 miles.
It's small, nique, ool, un to drive, nd a real eye-catcher.
I have over 60 pictures of the car in a Dropbox and a video of the car being driven.
Email me if you want a link to more pictures.
If you want pictures or clarification on anything - email me.
No trades please! We bought another car and must move this one along to make room.