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A one-off creation Austin Mini Cooper Replica known as ‘Baby Blue’.
Chrome enhancements including; bumpers, door handles, door mirrors, grille, driving lamps, wiper arms, washer jets, petrol cap, number plate surrounds, boot hinges. Rear fog light, wooden sports steering wheel, heated rear window, two-speed heater, hazard lights, brake failure warning light, oil pressure warning light, two rear companion boxes.
This stunning Mini is finished in pastel Baby Blue with an English White roof. A beautiful uniform shine never fails to generate affectionate smiles from onlookers. Mirror finish chrome enhancements and detailing is pristine and helps separate this Mini as something very special and carefully created. All the glass is number plate etched and has a faint blue tint to match the exterior. Original stickers in the screens are still attached such as the Ziebart rust protection and front Triplex Laminated sticker. The roof gutter channel is slightly discoloured and one tiny ding to the top driver’s door is present. No usual Mini rust issues and an absolute hoot to drive. This car is a crowd pleaser!
The interior of this outstanding Mini is wonderful and is beautifully colour coordinated to match the exterior. Alert individuals will truly appreciate how perfectly the Blue Tartan cloth seats work in harmony with the rest of the car to offer a designer chic look. Soft vinyl seat edges which match the unworn door cards are all in remarkable condition and new carpeting offers a luxury feel. All the instrumentation is in working order and presented in a simple manner. The original headlining has slight discolouration to the outer edges and an expensive three-spoke wooden steering wheel finishes the delightful package.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
This Mini is in excellent mechanical order with the 998cc 4-cylinder transverse OHV engine producing a healthy 40bhp. Simple mechanics, excellent parts availability and frugal fuel consumption will keep running and maintenance costs to a minimum. A precise 4-speed manual gearbox which is light to use. If you have driven a mini before you will know it is pure fun and this example is no exception!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Eye catching Supalight 8-spoke gunmetal grey alloy wheels with brushed aluminium outer edges are unmarked. Quality Falken 165/60 R12 tyres all-round with excellent tread have recently been fitted. The servo assisted dual line hydraulic brakes bring the car to a straight and assured halt. Very responsive handling and manoeuvrability and surprisingly comfortable.
Purchased by the previous owner as a low owner, low mileage Austin Mini in May 2007, he undertook a design challenge to produce a Mini Cooper Replica with all the charm and simplicity of the original 1960’s examples. Used as a hobby car after completion to attend various shows and Mini events with his family this car now presents itself as a perfect and iconic cult classic for a fortunate new owner.
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