Austin Mini (Morris Cooper styled replica) MOT For Sale

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Description Austin Mini (Morris Cooper styled replica) MOT

Austin Mini  (Morris Cooper styled replica) 998cc
KNH 59C  comes with car. Runs, drives, starts, stops.
Leaded petrol - not been converted, uses additive.
Originally a 1983 light blue Mayfair - no longer stated on the V5.
MOT due ..13th June 2016
I purchased this mini in 1994 now with 8 previous owners, however I transferred ownership to my father in 1999 and then back to me again. When I purchased it in 94, I was told it had a reconditioned engine with 40k miles. I replaced odometer with one which had 96k (registered) - this has now been been wound on to zero. So the miles are not original - estimate 70k.
Stage one kit with dual exit manifolds. New twin 'y' extension (5/2016) goes straight through to RC40 exhaust (2 years old). Stage one Rocker cover. K&N air filter.
Bigger 1&1/4 single carb ( I think). New lower rad pipe 2016.
Rear Gas Koni shocks.
Genuine Wood & Pickett wheel arches. Genuine 10x5 MiniLite wheels (corroded) with centre caps. Chrome nuts & valve caps. Locking wheel nuts.
Longer bolts holding to the hub with 1 inch spacers.
Two newish Falken rear tyres and right front Yokohama less than 500 miles. Front left is an older Mabor with good tread - however the seating around the valve is expanding. Falken's haven't seated properly, so need air every few weeks.
Jaeger speedo and rev counter. (speedo unplugged, has correct cable, just needs attaching to sump).
Oil temp & battery gauge work, fuel level does not, New Battery 2012,
Chrome rear view mirror, chrome gear knob - polished Mountney steering wheel. Salvaged original 60's Morris steering wheel centre cap.
Replacement Morris Cooper front badge, front grille, moustache and end pieces - rusty. Chrome grille bullets for easy removal.
Original 1960's chrome over riders. Salvaged. Front bumper has 2 exposed holes, drilled. Chrome door handle scoops.
Clear front indicator lenses with orange bulbs. Upgraded headlights.
MK1 rear lenses. One original. One replacement lens both original Mk1 backplates.
Chrome washer jets, replacement MK 1 boot handle.
'Frenchie' style rear radio aerial.
Spare wheel not Minilight and not pictured - new tyre.
Interior - original blue colour. Interior console Hazards, heated rear screen lights and heater all work, heater button panel removed. Headliner removed. Some soundproofing remains stuck to ceiling. Rust around glove box area. Fuel, oil, indicator and full beam lights fixed to knee bar. Red light comes on when running out of fuel. Yellow light for oil pressure, green for indicators and blue for full beam - all working.
One Cobra seat in ok condition, other removed but you can have it. It is ripped. Both have been recovered before. BMW rear speakers (poor condition) in the back parcel shelf. Has been cut into crudely. Chrome rear view mirror,  brushed alum wing mirrors. Chrome door scoops. Missing original rear seat & carpets.
Earlier vinyl front door cards (worn). Chrome door openers. Chrome gear knob.
This is a MK3 'Y' reg. Originally CPV 392Y then changed to UAR 575Y after it was registered off the road. I have owned it for over 20 years. Always starts first time, with a little choke.
In 2012 a friend wanted to use it for his wedding car, so we went about replacing the clutch, brakes front/back & handbrake, including shoes and front left back plate, master cylinder and lines. We serviced the engine, new oil, sparks, did a little welding. Upgraded the front headlights.  Replaced exhaust & the Number Plate with KNH 59C.
Now, there is a lot of rust. I bought it with the floor cracking but it must have been skinned underneath. The missing footwell panel had also already removed.
A bare metal respray, Tartan with a black roof by a well known sprayer Andy Jay in 1996. However my prep work was poor, so there are scratches, dips & bubbles, under the surface of the paint. Almost all outer panels including the roof had dents and filler. Pretty much all the panels are different. The doors are different, the bonnet and boot were originally yellow. There is now rust bubbling through all over the place. Inner boot door above the hinge, sides, rear glass, doors.  Rubbers have come away from doors and rear windows.
1996 replaced the nearside wing which is also bubbling around the seam. The right indicator panel has patchy filler and is not straight. Scratches to paintwork driver side door from hedge and a smaller deeper keyed scratch.
This will not pass it's next MOT, due to needing welding on the floor, boot, sills. It's probably not worth doing as its all thinning and has been over welded so many times. The sills have gone, the floor is bad. There is a hole in the floor at the rear inside the near side pod, the rear valance is hanging on with fiberglass and has cracks. Dent in the front valance.
I was hoping someone would continue its legacy but it may be too far gone. Shame as I've had so much fun with it.
I have started it every month at least for the last 3 years and it always turns over in about 10-15 secs. It's been in a dry barn. Not taken out in the wet. Good, strong little engine. Gets going and sounds good although the wider tyres and spacers gives some vibration.
Gear box was replaced in 1999 and has a great sound. Small oil leak from gear box rod seal. Windows go up and down, rears open, jets work, wipers ok, chrome trumpet horn works.
So this is my little 'Jac' time to say good bye.
Other bits and pieces - original bumper, mustache end piece, Lucas headlights, fiberglass arches, badges, indicator lenses & chrome rings, fuel caps, 2 standard rear windows & 2 mirrored , door cards, plastic engine protection, distributor and leads, 5 original wheels & spare in boot, door & boot locks & handles, switches, new hydraulic brake cables and subframe mounts, old headlining and a few other bits - All pictured.
Located South of Colchester CO5, come and have a look and a drive. My parents will be around to show you as i am away next week. Please let me know if you want any more pictures.
Fantastic colour scheme, great sound and a little scary. Always a conversation starter, petrol stations, on the road acknowledgments, always gets a smile and a wave and a chat in the petrol station. People love her and so do I. 
From a distance and if you squint it could be mistaken for a 60s Cooper.

The winner can drive her away as long as its picked up before the MOT runs out/at the end of the auction deadline.


Good luck.
Relisted as I am keen for the winner to drive it away under the current MOT. This should leave enough time as long as it's paid and picked up with in a day of the end of the auction. 

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