1986 Austin Mini - 998cc, Manual - Recent restoration work classic Morris Rover For Sale
Description 1986 Austin Mini - 998cc, Manual - Recent restoration work classic Morris Rover
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of work in recent years, having been on the road for a good while 12 months MOT
until February 2018 with no advisories. line-height:normal">The previous owner carried out a restoration as a father-son project and
the work included:
Full bodywork restoration
including front wings, door skins, wing repair section etc
Full respray in original red
Ultralite wheels and tyres
Rebuilt brakes all round including
hoses and drums
New clutch master cylinder
seals and pipes
..and much more!
Bodily, the car appears to be straight and solid. All the seams, door bottoms
etc are very solid and all the panel gaps are pretty good. The paint finish is
bright, and the same colour – no nasty mismatched external panels, but the
2-pack paint would react well to a machine polish – it’s a little flat. Easily
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The engine runs nicely, does not overheat and pulls well for a 998cc. The
brakes and suspension are also appear to be in good order and the car rides
well with no nasty clunks or rattles. The gearbox is smooth with no worn
synchromesh, another common issue with many Minis.
There are no nasty patches of welding anywhere that I can see, and you’ll have
nothing to worry about for the next MOT, I don’t think! The subframes are both
in good order, as are the mounting points on the bodywork. The interior is
clean and tidy – the seats are free from rips and tears, but obviously as
they’re nearly 30 years old, the interior isn’t concourse! line-height:normal">I have the original service book and various other bits of paperwork,
including of course, the V5 and current. 88,000 miles appears to be genuine. line-height:normal">All in all, this is a tidy car, and is priced very reasonably for a
quick sale. It’s an ideal project to use and improve as you go along. If you
come and have a look, you certainly won’t be disappointed. It would also be
ideal for a new driver, as it’s a 998cc – insurance will be much more
Please take your time looking through the photos – I am not trying to hide anything from prospective buyers, like the vast majority of people on eBay these days. Just check my feedback, and you’ll see that I’m a completely honest seller. Do remember that there is no substitute for coming to see the car yourself.
I strongly recommend viewing the car if you plan to buy. I've described it as well as I can. It is sold as seen with no warranty because of its age, and it must be inspected before you hand over any money. All funds must be cleared before the car can be taken away. UK BIDDERS ONLY, PLEASE!
The car must be collected from my home in Chorlton, Manchester, M16. If you have ANY questions – please ask them BEFORE buying.
I can potentially arrange delivery by trailer at extra cost, but again, the car must be inspected before you pay me.
PAYMENT BY PAYPAL IS NOT ACCEPTED.