Austin Mini City E

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A delightful classic Austin Mini City E ready for fun!

EQUIPMENT
Nimbus Grey wheel arch extensions, bumpers, door handles and grille. City decals on rear wings, laminated windscreen, tinted glass, twin exterior door mirrors, locking fuel filler cap, twin sun visors with vanity mirror, water temperature gauge, heated rear window, rear fog lamp, brake circuit test switch, fresh air heater/demister, full width front parcel shelf, front ashtray, rear floor mounted ashtray, rear companion boxes. Dealer accessories; Sparkmobile radio/cassette.

EXTERIOR
This charming little Mini City E is finished in Primula, (Code FMP), a very rare colour that suits this cute and humble basic model perfectly. The paintwork looks superb and boasts a bright uniform finish. Close scrutiny will detect signs of remedial paintwork and repairs having been carried out over the years to uphold the smart appearance and light markings are visible. All City and E decals remain correctly fitted and the Nimbus Grey trim sections are in good order. Altogether a very presentable and useable classic Mini.

INTERIOR
Remaining exactly as Austin intended and very true to the original Mini mantra of basic frugal motoring for the masses, this wonderfully sparse interior is in excellent order owing to the low 36,231 miles covered. The original Sawtooth fabric seats with vinyl edges in Bitter Chocolate colour scheme, (Code CNC), are very well preserved with no significant wear or damage other than two small nicks to the rear seat back bench. The upholstery is very clean and free from staining and discoloration and the interior trim is superb. All functions and controls operate including the dealer fitted Sparkmobile radio/cassette. The headlining is clean and damage free. Reminiscent of a far simpler and enjoyable motoring era, this nostalgic Mini simply cannot fail to put a smile on your face!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Needing little introduction, the engine is the 4-cylinder transverse OHV 998cc A+ unit developing a lively 40bhp to achieve 0-60mph in 17.9 seconds and a top speed of 80mph. The engine pulls strongly and quietly and ultra-simplicity coupled with excellent parts availability ensures low running costs and excellent reliability, the ethos of every Mini made! Identification and information plates and engine stickers are intact and the engine block remains the correct yellow to denote 998cc in size. The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is smooth and light with precise gear changes accomplished effortlessly. Huge fun that can only be found with a classic Mini!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory correct, the original 12in steel wheels wear the correct stylish moulded hub covers which are pristine. The 145/70 R12 tyres have very good tread remaining including the spare which is housed in the neat boot area alongside the jack and brace. The well-maintained braking system with front discs and rear drums operate exactly as they should for straight line braking.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 7th April 1986, this wonderful Mini City E has covered 36,231 miles from new in the hands of just three former keepers. At the time this example was sold, the only standard models were the City E and the Mayfair as well as various special editions. There are very few surviving City E’s and this charming Primula colour is simply wonderful. The previous owner, Mr David McGill, was a member of the British Mini Club and ensured the car was well maintained for regular leisure trips to Scotland from his home in Newcastle upon Tyne. Having purchased the car in June 2017, Mr McGill undertook a major service including a brand-new radiator with parts and invoices from Mini specialists in the history file. Upon purchasing the car from Mr McGill, KGF Classic Cars Operations Manager, Steve, travelled to Newcastle by train and enjoyed a faultless drive back to Peterborough with a huge smile on his face!

This Mini is perfect for anyone wanting a very good useable car that is ideal for attending local shows and fun classic car enjoyment.

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Austin Mini 25

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A classic Austin Mini 25 Silver Jubilee commemorative edition in pampered condition.

EQUIPMENT
Laminated windscreen, tinted glass, twin exterior door mirrors, locking fuel filler cap, twin sun visors with vanity mirror, water temperature gauge, heated rear window, rear fog lamp, brake circuit test switch, front ashtray, twin door bins, rear companion boxes. Special Edition Mini 25 Features; Silver Leaf clearcoat paintwork, Grey Nimbus finish to Bumpers, grille, wheel arch extensions, door handles, roof and sill finishers. Grey/red side and bootlid tape with integral ‘Mini 25’ decal, Flint velvet knitted fabric seats and trim with ‘25’ motif, red velvet seat piping, unique seat front pockets, leather-bound steering wheel with ‘25’ motif, red seatbelt webbing, red piped floor mats. Dealer accessories; TOAD alarm, mud flaps, walnut dashboard incorporating additional gauges.

EXTERIOR
This delightful Mini 25 was built in 1984 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the original Mini being released in 1959. Only 3,511 examples were built for the UK market and this example is known to the official Mini 25 Register, (Source – www.mini25.com). Finished in the only available colour of Silver Leaf clearcoat metallic, (Code MME), the paintwork boasts a lovely bright shine and uniform finish. All panels are superbly straight and undamaged and some remedial cosmetic refinishing has understandably been carried out to a professional standard. Meticulously correct, the standard Mini 25 trim pieces and decals are perfect having been painstakingly sourced as original hard to find stock items. All factory tinted glass is security etched with the registration number. Clearly a cherished example of this limited edition classic Mini.

INTERIOR
The unique interior of this outstanding Mini 25 is in fabulous condition. The Flint velvet knitted fabric seats and trim, (Code LCG), display correct ‘25’ motifs as well as the quirky seat-front zip pockets. All upholstery including the matching door cars and carpeting is beautifully clean with only one small nick to the driver’s seat back lower edge. The three spoke steering wheel with ‘25’ central motif has been perfectly retrimmed in the correct leather finish. The original Austin badged push button radio remains fitted but has been superseded by a hidden modern DAB unit which is within a professionally fitted upgrade walnut dashboard incorporating additional oil pressure gauge, ammeter and clock. The boot area has also been professionally boarded out with felt covered panels. A subtly improved interior with none of the original Mini 25 charm lost.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Needing little introduction, the engine is the 4-cylinder transverse OHV 998cc A+ unit with developing a lively 40bhp. The engine pulls strongly and quietly and ultra-simplicity coupled with excellent parts availability ensures low running costs and excellent reliability, the mantra for every Mini made! The beautifully detailed engine bay with factory plates and stickers intact is finished in the correct yellow for the block to denote 998cc in size. A manual cabin switch-operated electric fan has been fitted as an upgrade. The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is smooth and light with precise gear changes accomplished effortlessly. Huge fun that can only be found with a classic Mini!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory correct, the original 12in steel wheels wear the correct stylish moulded hub covers which present well with only light hairline cracks. The ‘25’ motif centre caps are present and correct. Five matching branded Falken Sincera 145/70 R12 tyres have masses of tread remaining, including the spare which is unused and still has the coloured banding visible. The well-maintained braking system with front discs and rear drums operate perfectly.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 6th August 1984, this wonderful Mini was is one of just 3,511 Mini 25 Silver Jubilee commemorative edition cars supplied to the UK market. The history file is simply colossal and leaves in no doubt that this car has been truly cherished. Thorough perusal of the massive file of paperwork would take hours and includes MOT certificates dating back to the very first in 1987! The previous keeper, Mr Paul Gilbert, was fanatical in his approach to making this car not only visually superb but mechanically too with thousands spent as he thoroughly enjoyed using the car. The special Mini 25 handbook and sales brochure remain in the file and there are two sets of keys with remote alarm fobs.

Having seen our delightful Mk3 Ford Escort Ghia for sale, Mr Gilbert decided to visit us in his Mini 25 and a deal was stuck! KGF Classic Cars are proud to present this cherished and rare Mini 25 wanting for nothing other than the next appreciative owner. A truly jubilant classic Mini!

HPI Clear.

Austin Morris Mini Van

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An ultra-clean subtly modified Austin Morris Mini Van professionally restored.

EQUIPMENT
Two rear wide opening doors with safety glass windows and automatic check rods, sliding side windows, curved safety glass windscreen, driver and passenger door mirror, double dipping headlamps, washable headlining to cab, large door pockets, full width facia shelf, interior light, electric horn, sun visor, heater, two-speed windscreen wipers with flick-wipe, fuel gauge, warning lights to show flashers hazard lamps working, headlamp high-beam, low oil pressure and no charge, mixture control.

EXTERIOR
This professionally restored Mini Van is finished in Rover Pendelican White and has an almost flawless finish in every exterior aspect. Rebulit over a 15-month period by reputable and long established Mini specialists, Old Skool Minis of Birmingham, this example belonging to the business owner himself. The vehicle used to be taken to shows to demonstrate the workmanship of Old Skool Minis and was put on colour coordinated axle stands to reveal the level of stunning work carried out to the underside. All parts are powder coated and painted to get a perfectionist finish and the suspension and subframes are painted mid grey to match the colour scheme throughout. The body still has the correct punched steel grille front panel and the only adornment is the chrome strip used on the body seam. A stunning show piece.

INTERIOR
A very classy place to be and not like the utilitarian interior the vehicle was born with! Seats from a later spec Mini have been meticulously reupholstered in grey vinyl that is used throughout the re-trim. Thick edge-bound luxurious carpets beautifully tailored and colour matched even extend to the immaculate load bed. The standard steering wheel and original instrument cluster with warning lights all functioning correctly, tie in nicely with the overall subtle theme. Delightful.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A 1275cc A+ engine offers a welcome power increase from the standard 39bhp that the original motor was rated at. A mildly ported and polished cylinder head and highly polished SU HIF44 carburettor on a modified cast inlet manifold combined with a Maniflow LCB exhaust manifold and Maniflow twin-box exhaust system helps the engine breath freely and sounds great! MG electronic ignition and other improvements such as a Unipart high-capacity water pump and four core radiator reveal the level of works carried out. Everything is stunningly clean and ready for bonnet-up exhibiting. The four-speed gearbox is fitted with a Verto clutch and offers smooth changes.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Smart 5×12 inch light alloy wheels factory finished in matt black with a highly polished outer rim are unmarked and shod in Yokohama A539 tyres measuring 165/60 R12, all with excellent tread. 8.4 inch discs and two-pot calipers give much better braking performance than the standard twin leading-shoe drum set up and the rear has also been fully overhauled and smartened up with satin black brake drums and grey back plates.

HISTORY FILE
This Mini Van was first registered on the 13th March 1979 and luckily managed to survive its hard working past and avoid the fate that so many commercial vehicles face, destruction! Purchased by Roy Besant, owner of Old Skool Minis in Perry Barr, Birmingham the vehicle belonged to him personally as confirmed by the registration document. With a massive stock of parts to choose from, it would have been relatively easy for him to do a concours-quality restoration and take the vehicle back to standard but his aim was to have something different, sporty and classy yet still be subtle. After a 15-month rebuild the showpiece was ready to demonstrate his skill and the services his business could offer. Unfortunately for Roy, the Mini Van was sold quickly at a show in 2011 to Mr Roger Coe who made him an offer he could not refuse! Mr Coe has cherished this iconic Mini ever since and it formed part of his classic Mini collection consisting of three commercials, two Coopers and a delivery mileage Mini Ritz. Offering the perfect mix of classic looks and subtle enhancements this commercial Mini Van really is the complete package.

HPI Clear.

Austin Mini Cooper Recreation

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An eye-catching Austin Mini Cooper Recreation built by a motoring fanatic.

EQUIPMENT
Bumper overriders, black wheel-arch extensions, black door mirrors, bonnet and boot strap, headlamp covers, Lucus 576 spot and fog lamps, Lucas rear fog lamp, Lucus reverse lamp, FIAMM air horns, twin Smiths stopwatches, Brantz International 2 Pro + Rally timer with remote, Smiths Tachometer, Pea light, JJC Lifeline fire extinguisher, battery cut-out switch, Moto Lita steering wheel, fresh air heater, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, hazard lights, interior light.

EXTERIOR
This stunning re-creation of an Austin Mini Cooper Rally car is finished in Austin Yellow and Gloss Black (Code FAP /668). Meticulous attention to detail can be seen in everything from original Lucus lamps to the Mk1 grille and surround. Fabulous accessories such as the black lightweight aluminium door mirrors and brackets, competition petrol filler cap, perspex headlamp covers and wheel-arch extensions set this car apart from the crowd. Neat touches such as the Austin Cooper bonnet badge, centre fixing Rangefinder spot lamp and door number squares will please visual spectators. Presented in excellent condition with Motip Anti Rust waxoil and fully detailed. A splendid show piece.

INTERIOR
A no expense spared mentality is clearly visible with the interior to enhance the rally format. An accurate replica of the 60’s Microcell Contour rally seats supplied by Derek Taylor of Classic Porsche and the black crackle finish rally dash panels look tremendous. An original Mk1 oval centre consol is supplemented by beautiful period gauges such as rare twin Smiths stopwatches on a silver baseplate and a Smiths tachometer. A working Brantz rally timer with an adjacent remote control facility combined with a fully refurbished Moto Lita woodrim steering wheel and Mk 1 gear knob mix old and new harmoniously. All carpeting is protected by hardwearing rubber over mats and spotlessly clean along with the door cards and headlining. A Mk1 style plywood carpeted boot board made by Brian Purves has attached a scissor jack and wheel brace. A delightful period 60’s rally cockpit.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The time proven 998cc ’A’ Series engine is presented in an immaculate engine bay and benefits from a Stage 1 engine kit comprising of a Maniflow Cooper Freeflow exhaust manifold and a Torquemaster inlet manifold breathing through a RC40 twin exhaust box. The 1.5 SU carb was rebuilt, re-jetted and needled and electric ignition fitted with a U.S Flamethrower coil and a new set of Bumblebee HT leads with NGK caps and NGK plugs. A competition water pump and and alternator were fitted and the vehicle was set up by CCK Historics where the rolling road took it to a comfortable 57bhp. Beautiful attention to detail can be seen with the correct BMC EP3A green engine paint being used and even a new aluminium Austin badges being riveted to the rocker cover. The 4-speed synchromesh is smooth, light and precise. A real joy.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
This super little car sits on 10 inch Minator alloy wheels with Dunlop wheel centres shod in Kumho 145/80 R10 tyres. All have excellent tread with no damage to the alloy and the car has been tracked and aligned by Classic Cars of Worthing. Hydraulically operated front disc brakes and drums to the rear.

HISTORY FILE
The current owner and creator of this delightful Mini Cooper Recreation is Roy Parmenter. An absolute motoring fanatic and at the age of 76 years has even published a book featuring all the cars he has owned. With cars such as an Aston Martin DB5, Carrera Panamerica Porsche 356 and ’36 Le Mans MG PB it is great to see this latest personal indulgence featured. Registered new on the 21st October 1982 as a humble Mini City, Roy purchased the car from Richard Williams of Devon for a large sum of money due to its fantastic structural and low mileage credentials. Bizarrely after paying such a large sum of money the intention was to always build a vanity project, namely a Austin Mini Cooper Recreation. This was done over a two year period to a fantastic build specification and thorough knowledge thanks to Roy having owned a number of original Mini Coopers over the years! A file of invoices, costings and a personal written account with leave no doubt in the next owners mind how meticulous Roy is. With the original 1960’s Austin Mini Cooper Mk1 an icon of the British motoring history and as such fine examples can command figures in excess of £40k and the ‘S’ equivalent far more, this recreation is a combination of improved engineering expertise with 60’s elements that represents a rare opportunity to acquire a truly remarkable one off.

HPI Clear.

Austin Metro Automatic

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A rare surviving Austin Metro Automatic with an incredible 16,464 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, laminated windscreen, twin door mirrors, locking concealed fuel filler, grey moulded bumpers, side rubbing strip, styled halogen headlamps, twin rear fog lamps, loadspace lamp, front head restraints, rear parcel shelf, header rail console with digital clock, floor mounted centre console, heated rear window, variable-delay intermittent wipers, rear wash/wipe, cigar lighter, push-button pre-selector LW/MW radio. Dealer options; Rear mudflaps.

EXTERIOR
Finished in factory original colour Champagne Beige, (Code LMK), this fantastic and rare edition Metro Automatic has covered a remarkable 16,464 miles from new and is preserved in superb condition. The paintwork boasts a wonderful polished shine and uniform finish, and all panels are straight and damage free. With many Metro’s having succumbed to the harshness of daily use and the elements in the 1980’s, it is a true delight to see original features such as factory spot welds to the rear arches as well as supplying Austin-Rover dealer fitted number plates, rear screen sticker and tax disc holder. Only very close scrutiny will reveal light markings and touched in scratches, utterly insignificant and barely worthy of mention. The front and rear light clusters and even both side repeaters and rear fog lamps are factory fitment with the Austin logo to the lenses. Once a common sight on our roads, this fantastic example really does stir up nostalgia.

INTERIOR
The Metro Automatic was factory built to the same specification as the HLE model and as such featured higher levels of equipment to include, variable-delay intermittent wipers, header rail console with digital clock and Plain and Moonstripe Tweed trim with padded front head restraints. A testament to the incredible low mileage, the seats in the Flint colour scheme, (Code CNC), remain in pristine condition with no damage or wear whatsoever. All interior trim is as new and could almost convince you that you are in a 1985 Austin Rover showroom! Low mileage indicators include prominent veins to the steering wheel and factory fresh controls and switchgear. The push-button pre-selector LW/MW radio works perfectly but digital clock is not functioning. Reminiscent of a far simpler motoring era, this highly collectable Metro is truly delightful.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary and time proven A-Series engine of 1275cc displacement needs no introduction. Producing an ample 62bhp, this sedate Metro offers a relaxed driving experience with a top speed of 92mph and 0-60 in 15.5 seconds. The engine bay is spotlessly clean and factory plates, stickers, panel stampings, and protective wax visible. Factory fitted with an oil cooler as standard on the Automatic model, the four-speed automatic transmission with manual overide facility operates exactly as it should. Even the special, directional light filter which prevents the illuminated gear selector markings from reflecting in the windscreen at night remains effectual and fully functional. Ideal for the classic show circuit and every day retro motoring!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory standard pressed steel TD wheels remain fitted and are shod in premium brand 165/65 R315 TD tyres which include original fitment, whereby renewal prior to regular use would be a wise safety precaution. The dual line servo-assisted brakes with ventilated front discs pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
Registered new on 1st October 1985 by Austin Rover Main Dealers and Leycare approved outlet, Brooks of Martock, this cherished Metro has covered an exceptionally low 16,464 miles from new! An Austin Rover cars sales brochure from 1985 with accessories booklet and price list tells you how a brand-new Metro Automatic would have cost £5,916.46 at the time.

The history file is huge and contains a large folder of neatly filed service invoices as well as every MOT certificate dating back to the early 1990’s. The extensive service history fully verifies the mileage and offers an insight to the fastidious maintenance this car has enjoyed. With Metro’s fast becoming a symbol of the era and increasingly collectable, this pampered example is without question of the best in existence.

HPI Clear.

Austin Metro City 310 Van

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Possibly the best existing Austin Metro City 310 Van with just 17,156 miles.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, anti-burst locks, grey rolled steel bumpers, zinc primed body, hydragas suspension, integral front spoiler, locking fuel filler, twin black door mirrors, rear wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, twin sun visors with docket pockets, high lift tailgate, heated rear window, brake pad warning indicator, trip recorder. Van features; Full steel loadspace bulkhead with welded mesh upper section, steel loadfloor extension, load space side panel protection, loadspace lamp, 310kg payload. Factory options; Vinyl seat facings.

EXTERIOR
This virtually extinct Metro City 310 Van is preserved to an incredible standard and the factory applied White Diamond paintwork, (Code NMN), is amazing with only very faint imperfections visible. Worthy of mention are a tiny ding to the driver’s door and one to the offside rear arch. The underside is free from heavy application of underseal to allow inspection of the vehicles structural integrity. All trim sections are pristine and the 310 boot lid badge remains fitted along with supplying dealer number plates, tax disc holder and rear screen sticker. The rear load area is unbelievably clean for an unrestored example and the boot floor hatch conceals the spare wheel along with the original jack, wheel brace and tyre lever all still in the Styrofoam moulding! With just three devoted keepers from new, this has to be the luckiest Metro van ever made!

INTERIOR
Wonderfully sparse yet functional, this really is everything you need and nothing else! The seats are trimmed in factory optional Flint Vinyl, (Code LCG), with matching door cards and vinyl floor coverings. It is hard to justify describing the cabin space as anything other than perfect with absolutely no wear to the seats or flooring. The fascia, headlining and switchgear are all flawless, and what little equipment there is operates exactly as it should. The exceptionally low mileage is proven with the steering wheel and gear knob retaining all texture and definition. Guaranteed to stir up fond nostalgia, it is impossible not to sit in the driver’s seat and smile.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary and time proven A-plus engine of 1275cc displacement needs no introduction with robust simple mechanics and excellent parts availability. Producing a spirited 62bhp and 72 lb/ft of torque, this spritely Metro can hold its own in modern traffic and is tremendous fun with Mini like road manners. The clean engine bay displays factory plates and stickers, and stampings to the factory panels are clearly visible. The four speed all synchromesh gearbox delivers light and exact changes with the feel of a very low mileage example.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The standard steel wheels in superb order remain with the car and are shod in the factory supplied and commercial vehicle specific Michelin TDXE 160/65 R315 tyres. Whilst excellent tread remains, renewal prior to regular use is advisable. The dual circuit hydraulic brake system with circuit failure monitor pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
A well-known example within the Metro Owners Club and the subject of a main feature in the August 2015 edition of Classic Van and Pick-up magazine, this Metro Van is very special. Supplied new by Austin Rover Main Dealers, Lex Rover of Cheltenham, this 1989/1990 model year example was kept at the dealership until being registered on 6th July 1992. The first owner, an elderly gentleman Mr Harry Chadwick, purchased the van having driven commercial vehicles throughout his working life and preferring them to cars. Mr Chadwick kept the van, always dry stored, for over 20 years at which point the second keeper, Mr Simeon Akister, purchased it to remind him of his student days driving one whilst working for a hotel in the Lake District. Sold by KGF Classic Cars to an opticians who used the vehicle sparingly for advertising purposes this vehicle is now ready for the next lucky custodian.

The history file is comprehensive with the original Lex Rover plastic wallet containing all original handbooks, guides and point of sale literature, even down to the salesman’s business cards and the welcome letters from Rover. A large collection of invoices and old MOT certificates provide just an insight to just how well cared for this van is. Exceptionally rare in any condition, this wonderful Metro 310 Van is unrepeatable in such preserved state and represents a delightful slice of motoring history along with legends such as the Morris Mini Van and Morris Pick-up.

HPI Clear.

Austin Seven Basic Mini Saloon

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A splendid Austin Seven Basic Mini Saloon in show condition.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, double-dip headlamps with foot operated dip switch, hinged rear number plate, sliding windows, one sun visor, floor mounted starter switch, central instrument dial, oil pressure warning lamp, drivers seat adjustable,  wide door pockets, flashing indicator stalk, fresh air heater, front ashtray.

EXTERIOR
This stunning very early Austin Mini is finished in hard wearing Farina Grey, (Code GR11), and is virtually flawless with an impressive glossy shine.  Being the Basic model no bright inserts are found in the window rubbers and correct features such as the body colour petrol filler cap and rear number plate lamp in black remain fitted.  Considered by some as running prototypes the early production models had distinguishing features such as the non-recessed glass apertures and flat sills.  These cars were 50kg lighter than the standard production car.  The wavy chrome grill and correct boot script are in excellent order.  Wheel arch apertures are incredibly clean and the underside is body coloured.  Cuteness in abundance!

INTERIOR
Being the Basic model the seats are finished hard wearing Grey Woven Cloth that have been meticulously recreated by Hunters of Brora Ltd and look absolutely fabulous.  The cream Austin speedo is beautifully preserved and sits fully functional on the painted board dash lining.  Unique features are still fitted such as the flat switch panel, centre hinged sun visor and the rear view mirror with a long slender stem and pinch bracket to hold the glass finished in crackle black.  Thick pile grey carpeting and matching woven cloth door cards have been professionally tailored and replace the rubber mats..  The floor mounted starter button remains in situ.  Simply divine.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A water cooled, overhead-valve four-cylinder engine mounted transversely has a cubic capacity of 848cc and produces 34bhp.  The engine is whisper quiet and is still the factory supplied unit with matching numbers.  Early production car features such as the metal oil filler cap and metal filler caps for the master cylinders are still fitted.  The correct DR2 wiper motor and heater take off tap accessed from the engine bay on top of the head is fitted. The cylinder head has been converted to run on unleaded.  The engine bay has been detailed for bonnet-up showing and creating a ‘wow’ factor  The original 4-speed gearbox works well and is operated via the correct straight gear stick as fitted only to early cars.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pristine JBW Minilight alloy wheels with new Falken 145/80 R10 tyres have been fitted. Braking to all four wheels is hydraulically operated by a pendant pedal with two leading shoes at the front.  The handbrake lever is the correct type with the chrome button.

HISTORY FILE
Built on the 18th November 1959 this example is one of the most iconic of all the Minis as it was built within the first three months of the public launch date of the 26th August 1959 as confirmed by the Heritage Motor Centre.  These early built cars possess a uniqueness with individual build differences before full scale production, standardisation and the ‘facelift’ in October 1960.  With only three owners from new this example has a fascinating history all catalogued in the history file.  The first owner enjoyed the car for six years before a Mr Mucklejohn purchased the car for his son, Ian, in 1965.  Only used by Ian for two years before being hit head-on by a Ford Cortina.  Fortunately Ian suffered only minor injuries and even kept the newspaper extract dated the 10th February 1967 where the Cortina driver was fined £10 with a licence endorsement!  A Front End number of FE68802 confirms dating of August 1960 to the body after the repairs.  While the vehicle was being repaired Ian purchased a Hillman Imp which he preferred to drive so once the Mini was returned it lay idle and unused.  In 1999 after 32 years of being off the road Ian decided to have the vehicle restored to ‘as new’ condition with an invoice presented for the privilege of £14,726.90.  After 50 years of ownership KGF Classic Cars were delighted to sell the car to the third keeper, Mr Robin Guest who has now decided to sell in order to concentrate on his primary passion, motorcycles.

A history file comprising of wonderful period artefacts including letters, photos and period literature are included along with a certificate from the 1959 Mini Register & Mini Magazine identifying this example as a surviving 1959 Mini and thus formed part of the Mini 50th anniversary celebrations.

HPI Clear.

Austin Mini 850 Light Van

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A dependable Austin Mini 850 Light Van ready for show and promotion

EQUIPMENT
Two rear wide opening doors with safety glass windows and automatic check rods, sliding side windows, curved safety glass windscreen, driver door mirror, double dipping headlamps, washable headlining to cab, large door pockets, full width facia shelf, interior roof light, electric horn, sun visor, recirculatory heater, wiper switch, mixture control.  Factory option: Passenger seat.

EXTERIOR
This nippy Austin  Mini Van is finished in Glacier White and boasts a vibrant shine which is the perfect back drop for promotional work.  This example is structurally perfect having been subject to a restoration with photos to reveal the detailed progress.  The bumpers are in excellent order as is the original metal grill and Mini badge but small blemishes can be seen.  The rubbers and lenses are all intact and present very well but the front screen has wiper marks seen at certain angles.  The engine bay is clean and suitable for bonnet up display but not factory correct.  A wonderful example, perfect for classic car shows or promotional advertising.

INTERIOR
The standard black upholstery seats have been retrimmed along with the rest of the interior.  Replacement door cards and facia trim along with tailor fitted black carpeting throughout including the load area from Newton Commercial adds a touch of luxury to a basic environment!  The Bakerlite steering wheel with Mini badge is well preserved.  The small instrument speedometer with warning lights all function correctly. An iconic motoring delight in every respect.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The water cooled, overhead-valve four-cylinder engine mounted transversely has a cubic capacity of 848cc and produces 34bhp.  Simple mechanics and instant parts availability allow low cost motoring or even home servicing!  The 4-speed gearbox with synchromesh operates well and a new clutch has recently been fitted.  Thoroughly useable and ready classic motoring enjoyment!

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Pressed steel disc wheels with 4-stud fixing are dressed in classic Mini hubcaps and shod in steel belted 145 SR10 tyres.  The spare wheel stowed in a special compartment between the vehicle floor and load space is present.  Braking to all four wheels is hydraulically operated by a pendant pedal with two leading shoes at the front, basic and short of modern standards.

HISTORY FILE
This Mini 850 Van has a certified copy of the factory record from The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust confirming a build date of the 6th April 1973 for the home market and was subsequently registered on the 1st June 1973.  Still a matching numbers example it was selected by Mr Phillips as the foundation to create his classic commercial van to which countless hours of hard work and expense were invested.  Photos in the history file along with numerous invoices all laminated for longevity help substantiate the integrity of this Mini Van being offered.  Used purely for enjoyment and classic car shows a new project has prompted the decision to find an appreciative owner.

HPI Clear.

Austin Mini Metro 1.0L

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A remarkable very early Austin Mini Metro with 5,823 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
All steel unitary construction, zinc primed body, hydragas suspension, twin fog lamps, mud flaps, rear wash/wipe, laminated windscreen, sun visors with ticket pocket and vanity mirror, soft-feel steering wheel, trip mileage recorder, front spoiler, high lift tailgate, split rear seats, companion boxes, lidded glovebox, brake pad warning indicator, heated rear window.  Factory Options: Halogen headlamps, side rubbing strips, push button radio, slotted headrests, cigar lighter.

EXTERIOR
Finished in the extremely rare factory original colour Peridot Metallic this fantastic early production Mini Metro is every inch a rare surviving delight and boasts a bright finish to the paintwork.  Having covered such few miles all trim, lights, glass and rubbers are in fabulous order and rare Mini Metro badging is still fitted to the tailgate as per early production examples.  A minor depression to the rear bumper is barely visible.  Once a common sight on our roads, this fantastic example really does stir up nostalgia and with such low miles covered represents a wonderful opportunity to the collector and enthusiast alike.

INTERIOR
The delicate interior of this Mini Metro is completely original and in perfect preserved condition.  The upholstery in Savannah is completely free from wear and still retains its fullness, as do the matching brown carpets protected by genuine Mini Metro rubber floor mats.   All functions including the optional push button LW/MW radio operate fully.  A genuine tax disc from 1983 remains in the screen.  A truly remarkable interior in a superb preserved state.  A British car to beat the world!

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The legendary and time proven A-plus engine of 998cc displacement needs no introduction     with robust simple mechanics and excellent parts availability.  Producing an ample 45bhp and 53 lb/ft of torque, this spritely Metro can hold its own in modern traffic and is tremendous fun with Mini like road manners.  The four speed hydraulically operated all synchromesh gearbox delivers light and exact changes with the characteristic Metro sound.

WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five standard 12” refurbished steel wheels remain with the car and are shod in the factory supplied Goodyear Gran Prix 135 SR12 tyres with excellent tread remaining.  The dual circuit hydraulic brake system with circuit failure monitor pull the car up quickly and safely.

HISTORY FILE
A well-known example within the Metro Owners Club with plenty of stand appearances, including the NEC Classic Car Show, this delightful car is used to the limelight!  Launched on the 8th October 1980 this prime example was built at the Longbridge Plant on the 13th February 1981 as a batch of 53 destined for the Belgium market.  Never registered in its intended destination it was registered in the UK in April 1982.  Recently discovered by Metro enthusiast, Ian Kimpton after 31 years of careful garage storage and subsequently sold by KGF Classic Cars this rare car is now available once more due to the current owners ill health.  In his care for one year it has covered just 1000 miles and been subject to a full service in that time. A fantastic opportunity to acquire what is now a very desirable, early, low mileage British Leyland iconic product.

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Austin Mini-Cooper

SORRY NOW SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED

Fabulous Mk1 Austin Mini-Cooper converted to Cooper ‘S’ specification when new.

EQUIPMENT
Bumper overriders with tubular extensions, bright finishing to windscreen and sills, chromed filler caps, chromed number plate lamp, double-dip headlamps, hinged rear number plate, sliding windows, opening rear windows, wide door pockets, oval nacelle facia, flashing indicator stalk, fresh air heater, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, door kick protectors, front and rear ashtrays, two crushable sun visors. Fitted accessories; Additional 25 litre fuel tank, Smiths revolution gauge, Hardy Spicer universal joints, headlamp protectors, leather bonnet straps, Lucus rear spot, driver mirror, period fire extinguisher.

EXTERIOR
This Austin Mini-Cooper is pert and smart finished in its original Almond Green with the roof in Old English White and has an impressive glossy finish. All the chrome detailing has a mirror finish and is immaculate. Tiny paint flaws can be seen on close scrutiny and the glass, rubbers and lenses are unmarked. Tasteful period accessories such as headlamp protectors and brown leather bonnet straps add a subtle sporting look. The engine bay is a delight and has been detailed. A splendid show piece.

INTERIOR
Glorious having been retrimmed in the Porcelain Green and Dove Grey which complements the exterior wonderfully. Washable vinyl-coated fabric seats match the door cards and the patterned headlining is tight and clean. The fitted carpets are spotless but the floor mounted ashtray has been removed leaving neat cuts. The two spoke steering wheel with the Morris badge is in excellent order. The large instrument nacelle housing all the warning lights and gauges function perfectly as does the flashing indicator stalk and period revolution gauge. The boot area is clean displaying the optional second fuel tank disconnected for practically. Simply divine.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A water cooled in-line overhead-valve four-cylinder matching numbers engine mounted transversely has a cubic capacity of 1275cc and produces 75bhp. The twin S.U carburettors with a combined air cleaner give a purposeful induction note and the four-speed gearbox allows spirited progress. The engine bay has been detailed for bonnet-up showing and creating a ‘wow’ factor.

WHEELS, TYRES, BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Pressed 4.5 inch Cooper ‘S’ steel wheels are finished in Old English White and show small blemishes with chrome embellishers. 7.5 inch front discs and rear drums are supplemented by a diaphragm servo as per the ‘S’ specification. Hydrolastic fluid suspension gives an already dynamic Mini superb handling qualities even better road adhesion. Pure fun!

HISTORY FILE
Supplied by Anstey’s Ltd in Maidstone, this wonderful example was built in August 1964 and registered on the 18th September in the same year. The certified copy of a factory record provided by the Heritage Trust confirms this example to be a matching numbers genuine Cooper. On instruction from the first owner who was not prepared to wait for a factory Cooper ‘S’ delivery changes were made to this example to replicate the ‘S’ specification. Enthusiast owned by all five former keepers the previous owner, Mr Richard Hoar went to the trouble of dating the modifications and has enjoyed many shows and events.

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