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1971 Austin Mini 1000 1098cc
  • Price:US $11,900
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Austin
  • Model:Mini 1000
  • Body Style:Sedan
  • Motor:1098cc
  • Transmission:4-Speed Manual
  • Body Color:white/blue
  • Miles:63000
  • Ad Type:Mini
  • Created on:Aug 20, 2019
  • Modified on:Aug 20, 2019
  • Other Ads:None

A 1971 Austin Mini 1000 converted to a Cooper S look. Engine bored to 1098cc and the car has undergone a complete restoration between 2017-2018. Over Can$22000/ spent on the restoration which includes a complete frame and body restoration followed by 2K epoxy primer. There are over 300 pictures you can see of the restoration at www.miniman.ca (click on Mike's 1971 mini). The car has been professionally wrapped after the bodywork was done. You can see a YouTube video of the car at ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgQ-xYTkjPY&feature=youtu.be
Hood is flip-open fiberglass for easy access to the engine compartment. The speedometer shows 230 kilometers as it was replaced with a new on when the car had 59,900 miles. The following work has been done on the car between 2017 and 2019:
1) Sandblasted and complete body rebuilt and primed with epoxy primer costing $8000/-
2) New steering, tie rods, bushings, suspension and wheel alignment done
3) Rebuilt alternator and starter
4) Engine valve grind/ guides machined bore increased to 1098 cc and car pressure tested
5) New fuel/oil filters and fluid change
6) Complete new brake job with new pistons/brake lines, master cylinder
7) New clutch, slave cylinder, etc
8) New radius arm at rear
9) New front end and rear end
10) New twin SU carb rebuilt kit and filters
11) New electronic fuel pump and fuel lines
12) New subframes and floors
13) New complete exhaust system and muffler
14) New engine mounts, bushes, outer seals and starter solenoid
15) New Duplex timing gear and timing chain
16) New distributor, spark plugs, spark plug wires
17) New handbrake and cable
18) Fabricated and custom designed new dashboard
19) New headliner, carpets, rear door cards, rear shelf and refurbished rear seats
20) New Honda CRX front seats and seat belts
21) Custom ordered radio
22) New Smiths Magnolia Speedometer, Tachometer, temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, Oil temp gauge, Voltmeter
23) New dash switches, kill switch, washer and speedometer cable
24) New right hand side fuel tank
25) Red Leather wrapped sports steering wheel
26) Set of used 12” mini lite wheels and tires (presently on car)
27) New battery and clamps
28) New shocks and clamps
29) Car given a new vinyl-wrap instead of being painted
30) Horn replaced with new air horns
31) All new wiring
32) New Pertronix Electronic ignition and Flame Thrower Ignition coil

Absolutely rust-free car. All fluid changes done within the last 3 months. The front has disc brakes and can fit 12 or 13 inch tires/wheels. Currently on 12 inch minilite wheels. Interior is also all new including headliner. The car fires right up even after sitting for a while. It idles steady, runs strong and handles well. Some minor glitches are : The passenger door cannot be locked from the outside/the oil temperature gauge stopped working and it may need a tune-up for peak performance. Car comes with a custom car cover, spare tire, jack and some miscellaneous parts . I am selling the car only because I need the space in my garage for my newly acquired Cortina GT Mk 2.
 
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