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A classic Austin Mini 25 Silver Jubilee commemorative edition in pampered condition.
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.
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.
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 The original Austin badged push button radio remains fitted but has been superseded by a hidden modern DAB unit which is within a professionally fitted upgrade walnut dashboard incorporating additional oil pressure gauge, ammeter and clock.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.
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!
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