1976 Classic Mini

1976 Austin Mini 1000

Technical specifications of Austin Mini 1976

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Oakland, California, United States
Make: Austin
Model: Mini
Type: Coupe
Trim: 1000
Year: 1976
Mileage: 0
VIN: XL2S1N-171***A
Color: Blue
Engine size: 4 cylinder
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: 4 speed
Drive type: Manual
Interior color: Black/blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: CD Player
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

I purchased this car a few years back on eBay. It is currently located in Oakland, CA with Virginia registration, tags, and a clear title. I paid less than $1000 to ship it across country using Uship.com. The car is a blast to drive but I no longer have room for it where I live. I use it as an occasional daily driver to work. You can fit this car into parking spaces that no other car will fit in. It is a true 1976 Austin Mini 1000- not a later version with a VIN change. Dating letter from the British heritage museum states production was March 27th, 1975. This Mini gets more thumbs up, waves, and attention from people than any car I've ever driven!
Exterior:Painted Lexus Intensa Blue Pearl with white roof and white hood stripes. Very little rust in body or floors. Original black plastic flares under aftermarket color matched flares. All original chrome trim in place. Monza fuel cap on 7.5 gallon tank. All weatherstripping intact and complete. Boot floor and battery box in excellent condition. Paint has bubbles along waistline- most likely from poor prep work. Some small scratches and cracks in paint around the car.
Drivetrain:4 cylinder with four speed manual. Recent valve adjustment, spark plugs, and carb tune. New locking choke cable. New clutch master cylinder. Engine has some small oil leaks. Transmission grinds on 2nd gear down shifts unless you double clutch and rev match. Will do 65 on highway @4200rpm with no problems but struggles a bit on large steep hills. Unsure if engine and transmission are original.
Suspension:Recent ball joint and lower control arm bolt replaced. New poly subframe mounts.
Brakes:4 wheel drums. All new brake shoes and hardware. All new wheel cylinders, master cylinder and engine compartment lines. New center parking brake cable.
Wheels:10" Mini Lites with 165/80r10 Tesca tires with full size matching spare in the boot.
Electrical:Car has been completely rewired similar to original, but with the addition of a fuse/ relay box in the engine compartment and a fuse box in the passenger compartment to protect all circuits. All instrument and dash components are functional including gauges, hazards, brake lamps, turn signals, fog lights, and back up light. New 130mph speedometer has only 640 miles on it. It reads incorrectly by a few mph. Ignition switch has recently been replace and comes with two new keys.
Stereo:Sony head unit with remote and two 6x9 speakers. All mounted under rear seat to maintain factory looking instrument panel and prevent theft. Aux input discreetly located next to gauge cluster.
Interior:Seats and door panels trimmed in Black and blue leatherette. Original steering wheel. New pedal pads. Complete headliner. Fully carpeted interior and boot. Functional three point front seat belts. Window cranks and rear vent windows function perfectly.
Tons of extras included with this car including a full engine/transmission gasket set, extra suspension components/hardware, and a box of the original pieces that were replaced (headlamp buckets, door handles, etc.).

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