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A striking Austin Morris Mini 850 Super known as Mini ‘Electric Blue’.
All steel unitary construction, hinged rear quarter windows, inertia reel front seatbelts, two speed windscreen wipers with electric wash, flick wipe facility, electrically heated rear window, fresh air heater/demister, central speedometer and instrument cluster. ‘Electric Blue’ upgrades to include; torpedo mirrors, chrome bumpers and grille, Aston quick release fuel filler, chrome spot lamps, wide Sportspack style arch spats, Classic front bucket seats, M Range sports steering wheel, alloy gear knob, alloy sports pedals, 10 piece alloy interior handle set, full carpet and insulation set, boot lining kit, stainless steel fascia, leather dash top, chrome rear view mirror, black head lining, remote Scorpion alarm system.
Based on a humble Austin Morris Mini 850, this unique and bespoke creation is finished in vibrant Rover Tahiti Blue and boasts a bright shiny finish. The contrasting Old English White roof shows a very faint area of discolouration, barely noticeable. All the chrome is perfect, including the eight slat grille and front and rear bumpers, as are the colour coded wheel arch spats. Far removed from its humble 850 Super beginnings but still retaining the classic Mini charm, this wonderful creation is a worthy accolade to the original marque and a true credit to its creators.
The figure hugging buckets seats to the front hold the occupants tightly and safely and are pristine, as is the matching rear bench. The matching black door cards are dressed with alloy fitments to compliment the cars styling immensely. Brand new black carpeting and leatherette headlining are further enhancements to the interior. Completing the package is the leather topped dash and stainless steel fascia tastefully upgraded but still retaining the original smith speedometer and gauges. All functions and controls operate. A specialist Mini parts supplier invoice is in the file with documented spend of £718.35 on interior trim in September 2014 alone!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Needing little introduction, the engine is the 4-cylinder transverse OHV 848cc A series unit developing a capable but perhaps pedestrian 33bhp! This example is in excellent mechanical order with quiet and reliable performance on offer. The clean engine bay has been tastefully dressed with some visually pleasing components to keep the avid polisher occupied! The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is smooth and light offering precise gear changes effortlessly. Classic Minis are renowned for their simplistic fun characteristics and this example is no exception!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Eye catching and pristine 12in Superlight deep dish alloy wheels look brilliant with absolutely no damage whatsoever. Quality Falken Ziex 165/60 R12 tyres have masses of tread remaining. The spare wheel is housed correctly alongside the battery in a fully trimmed boot area. The dual line hydraulic brakes incorporate the original drum set up all round to offer adequate stopping power.
Registered new on 1st August 1979 this humble Mini 850 Super has undergone an interesting transformation to become the bespoke car you see today. The original clocks display a mileage of 47,448 miles and the factory fitted engine remains. Whilst enjoying ultra-stylish yet tasteful aesthetics, this example has remained true to the classic Mini fundamentals. With sporting looks, vivacious paintwork and a fresh modern interior this awesome Mini is ideal for a younger driver wanting a slice of classic car motoring with the added benefit of a smaller engine for lower insurance premium. Absolute mechanical simplicity and massive parts network makes this Mini the shrewd choice for the dare to be different motorist. Invoices in the history file for a full service, carburettor set up and new clutch in September 2014 ensure this Mini is ready for the next owner to have fun.
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