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POSSIBLY THE BEST 1981 Austin Mini 998cc 1000 - Owned 10 Years - Morris Rover

Sale price: Contract price
Last update: 10.10.2020

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Condition:Used
Year:1981
Mileage:25400
Model:Austin
Manufacturer:Mini
Colour:Vermillion Orange
Engine Size:998
Drive Side:Right-hand drive
Transmission:Manual
Country/Region of Manufacture:United Kingdom
Doors:2
MOT Expiry:202103
Power:40
Reg. Date:19810804
Service History Available:Yes
Seats:4
Fuel:Petrol
Previous owners (excl. current):3
Body Type:Saloon
V5 Registration Document:Present
Drivetrain:2 WD
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Appointments & Questions
If you have any questions or to arrange an appointment to view her then please do not hesitate to contact myself Joseph on [hidden information].

Free Next Day Vehicle Delivery
All of our prices include free next day vehicle delivery (unless booked) throughout England and Wales with a small surcharge for Scotland. All that we would require is a small-up front deposit of upto and in any case no more than £425 via Paypal or Bank Transfer. The balance can then be paid at the time of the delivery once you have inspected, test driven and confirmed that you are happy with the vehicle. The balance can be paid either by Bank Transfer or Cash.

The Lowest Possible Price Guarranteed
We advertise our vehicles at the lowest possible price and accordingly we will not accept offers (we do apologise in advance).


Austin Mini 998cc - Genuine 25k Miles - Exceptional Original Condition

We think this could be the best Mini on the market right now. We think she could be the best Mini on the market right now because she has covered a genuine 25,400 miles as verified by a full set of MOT slips from new, because she has her original 998cc engine (matching numbers) and has been owned for ten years with just three previous keepers (10 years average each). Mechanically she is exceptional and she drives beautifully, with the most wonderful 998cc engine and gearbox. Bodily she is remarkable without any corrosion and excellent chrome. Underneath she is perfect without any welds, having been ziebarted and garaged from new. Interior wise she is immaculate, with the sought after early 1980’s thatch interior. Being a 1981 Mini she is tax exempt, about to be MOT exempt and comes with an MOT in any case. I will expand upon each of these points, include links to extra videos and pictures and then cover her relatively few age related imperfections.

1. Genuine 25,400 Miles
Having covered a genuine 25,400 miles throughout forty years, she is likely one of the lowest mileage examples and she drives like a brand new Mini. This exceptionally low mileage is verified by a full paper MOT history from new (forty years).

2. Matching Numbers - Original Engine & Gearbox
Having matching numbers, we know that she has her original unworn low mileage engine. That engine even has its original factory paint.

3. Drives As If Brand New
Driving beautifully, her 998cc engine starts first time and is one of the smoothest A series engines we have heard and her gearbox feels as if it is brand new.

4. Exceptional Bodywork
Finished in the iconic Vermillion Red, she has no corrosion, perfect panel gaps and beautiful chrome work. If you would like to watch a walk around video then do please use the following link https://youtu.be/_BVzsHpeJbU to a Youtube video. Alternatively, if you would like to view a photo folder loaded with pictures of all areas please  follow this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15Vc_vXT-25KTWtLCCJAk_R3GZz8shiKF?usp=sharing to Google Drive.

5. Solid Underneath
Having been Ziebarted from new and waxoyled, she has no corrosion underneath and has never been welded (please see the pictures).

6. Immaculate Period Interior
Being immaculate inside with this fantastic early 1980’s thatch interior, she is as new. The only none original feature is this beautiful burr walnut central speedometer three gauge dash and matching steering wheel, however she also comes with her original dash and steering wheel if you did want to put her back to original.

7. Incredibly Original
She retains all of her original period features, she has never been welded and is in fantastic condition. She even retains all of her original registration etch marked glass.

8. Tax Exempt + MOT Exempt
Being tax exempt and MOT exempt (in six months), she is very cheap to run.

9. Correctly Maintained
Having a long MOT with no advisories, having recently benefited from a full service as well as a complete coolant system overall and waxoyling she is both ready to drive and ready for the winter.

10. Extensive History Folder
Coming with all of her original documents as supplied by the dealership, all of her MOT slips from new and some service history, her history folder is somewhat extensive.

11. Why is She in Such Amazing Condition
Having had four owners with each owner owning her for an average of 10 years, this has been a cherished vehicle. Whilst she has done just 360 miles on average throughout the last 25 years, she has been well looked after and always MOT’d.

12. A Very Sought After Model
Being the HL model she is of a higher specification. Having the 998cc engine she is perfect for cheap younger driver classic car entry level insurance. Being an early Mini she has many of the early desirable period features and the benefits of tax and MOT exemption. Accordingly, she is a great package.

Accordingly, this is your opportunity to purchase an Austin Mini with just an incredible and verified 25,400 miles. Having such incredibly low mileage she drives like a brand new vehicle and has exceptional bodywork, an immaculate interior and is perfect underneath.  

Age Related Notes
The only age related imperfection is that she has a heat rash at the top of her wings and bonnet. We wouldn’t correct this as it adds patina. A photograph of this can be found on Google Drive.

It should also be noted that when her dash was upgraded in 2012 a new central speedometer was fitted and set at 0 miles. Since 2012 she has done a 1096 miles. Her original speedometer with 23906 miles is included and can be refitted if required. The MOT history backs up her mileage in any case.

Mileage History
1981 (Service) - 1008
1987 - 7840
1990 - 10680
1991 - 11227
1992 - 12018
1993 - 13591
1994 - 14595
1995 - 15507
1996 - 16238
1996 (Service) - 16238
1997 - 16667
1998 - 17146
1999 - 17783
2000 - 18742
2001 - 19093
2002 - 19487
2003 - 19725
2004 - 19927
2005 - 20124
2006 - 20196
2007 - 20440
2008 - 20459
2010 - 20515
2011 - 22515
2012 - 23905
**Speedometer changed. Original speedometer included**.
2013 - 10
2014 - 311
2015 - 529
2016 - 692
2017 - 817
2018 - 869
2019 - 993
2020 - 1096


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