Stock # 4126
Mileage: 25,320

1975 Austin Mini 1000

2 Owners, Same Owner Since 1980
Canadian Market Car
Only 40,750km (25,320 Miles) From New!
VIDEO WITH LISTING

VIN: XL2S1N230651A

We recently purchased this low-mile, extremely original Mini 1000 from a friend of ours who has owned the car since 1980. The car was a Canadian market car, brought down to Chicago by its original owner. Our friend lived in the neighborhood of the original owner and used to see it constantly, and one day he walked over and asked if he could buy the car. The owner obliged, and the car traded hands and stayed local. Our friend enjoyed the car throughout the 80s, then parked it for good in 1991 in a climate-controlled warehouse with the rest of this collection, which included a number of British cars of similar vintage. There the car sat, never seeing daylight, until early 2018 when we rolled it out of its storage spot. We have spent the last six months or so addressing all of the car's mechanical needs and beginning to add mileage. Since its release from long-term storage, this Mini has seen the following services: Remove fuel tank and have refinished, free up clutch and check operation, replace brake master cylinder, replace brake hoses with stainless braided hoses, replace front wheel cylinders, rebuild carburetor and replace needle/seat and gaskets, adjust valves, replace valve cover gaskets, replace distributor cap and rotor, condenser, points, ignition switch, radiator cap, fuel filter, and do an oil change. As it sits, this is an extremely well-sorted, original, low-mile Mini that is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.

Exterior:
- Please see the video along with the listing, as the car is shown in detail. Every blemish on the car is shown close-up and in direct sunlight.
- Glacier White is a great color; it looks like plain white in bright light, but under lower light it has a bit of a blue hue to it. Paint is mostly original. The current owner had the lower half of the car resprayed in the mid-80s to correct some minor chips and scratches, but the paint was done to a high standard and appears as-factory. The original paint portions of the car, like the hood and top of the fenders present nicely but do show a bit of age by way of some light checking.
- Glass and light lenses are all clear and crack-free.
- 3.5” x 10” wheels are in excellent shape, with no damage or oxidation. In the photoshoot the car has just the basic steel wheel look; in the video you will see what the car looks like with hubcaps and polished rings. Very cool. Pirelli Cinturatos are not dry rotted or anything, but are from the 80s and therefore should be replaced sooner rather than later.

Interior:
- Interior is totally original. Carpet has never been changed, seats have never been recovered. Interior is in outstanding condition. Seats are free of any scuffs, burst seams, or visible signs of wear. No fading on the outer bolster or anything like that. Dash shows minimal wear as well.
- Gauges are all functional, including the odometer, which reads just 40,750 kilometers (25,320 miles). This is actual, accurate mileage.

Under the hood is pretty amazing. Original engine, 998cc I4. Just about all of the factory stickers are still in place, and have aged very little. Impressive level of preservation.

Car will come with original manuals, insurance cards documenting ownership, the original spare (mint!), and roadside kit.

1975 Austin Mini 1000

1975 Austin

Mini 1000

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Stock # 4126