Stock # EV717
Mileage: 92,400
VIN: B386772550
1100cc I4 L
4 Speed Manual

1972 Innocenti Mini 1000

Italian Mini
Engine & Trans Rebuild in 2018, Excellent Cosmetics
White / Blue, Blue Top
92,400km Indicated

VIN: B386772550
Engine: 10Y/Ta/H30549

We purchased this fantastic '72 Innocenti Mini from a gentleman in the Chicago suburbs who had owned the car for the last six years. This was his 15th Mini! Shortly after he purchased the car, he sent it to a local independent British car specialist for a light restoration. Over the course of the next few years, the car saw a repaint in its same white, with the top painted dark blue to match the interior, as well as new floors welded in, and an extensive mechanical going-through. Please see the “under the hood” portion of this listing for a full breakdown of recent services, but the car now runs an 1100cc block and has covered just a few hundred miles since being rebuilt last year. Unfortunately the owner who had commissioned the restoration work encountered some health issues less than a year after getting his completed car back, and these health issues prevented him from being able to safely enjoy the car, and this led to the car's sale. As it sits now, this a very well-sorted, clean, unique, and fun-to-drive Mini in need of nothing other than a new owner.

- Please take a look a the video along with the listing, as the car is shown in detail. Blemishes are all shown close-up, though there are very few. Paint work, completed about three years ago, was done to a high standard and looks great. With Minis we so often see paint run around the headlights, weird textures along the roof channels and drains, and ill-fitting panels. This car has none of these.
- Body is nice and straight. No significant dents or dings.
- Polished surfaces are nice throughout. Bumpers and trim pieces are primarily mirror-like and free of oxidation.
- Oscam 5J 10” wheels (made in Italy) are in decent shape. Some minor wear, nothing glaring. Falken tires are in good shape, with at least 80% tread life remaining. These wheels look great on the car; there are spacers in the rear, and the stance is just right.
- Glass is all clear and crack-free. Rear windows have the pop-out latches, and the front windows have the angled side-window pop-outs. Light lenses are all crack-free, though the driver's side headlight lens is just a bit fogged-looking in the right lighting, as compared to the passenger's. Carello lenses.

- Again, please defer to the photos and video. Interior is quite good. There is a small puncture in the cloth on the driver's seat bottom, no other seat damage. There are a couple cracks in the lower dash material, the most significant crack is just to the right of the speedometer. Vinyl on the inner, flat portion of the dash is fairly tired-looking.
- Pioneer radio is functional, and is wired to the speakers on the flat surface behind the backseat. Sounds great.
- Gauges are all functional, including odometer (92,400km). As this is an Innocenti, all dash text is still in Italian. Fan is functional, as are all lights and signals.
- Headliner is tight and intact.

Under the Hood / Underbody:
- 1100cc block (10Y/Ta/H) is out of a Morris 1100 between '64-'69. In doing the engine rebuild, the crank was reground, cam was kept original. Pistons and rings were replaced, cylinders were honed, new cam crank and rod bearings were installed, as was a new timing chain. The cylinder head was disassembled and valves lapped, valve springs replaced. A new intake manifold was installed, as well as a Maniflow header and RC40 twin-box exhaust. The transmission was rebuilt with used but good syncros and bearings. New clutch disc and release bearing. New Quinton Hazell joints. Brake master cylinder and wheel cylinders were replaced, as were brake shoes, and a front CV joint. Wheels were fitted and spacers were added to the rear, fuse box was replaced, as was the speedo cable, seat diaphragms, and front seat mounts.
- Please take a look through the underbody photos, as the car is documented in detail. Underbody looks good. Floors and rockers were done a couple years ago; front pans were welded in, rear was patched from above and welded in. The tape-looking stuff on the underbody is just a sealant; we've removed it from the rear floor so you can see the new metal that was welded in from above. No harm in pulling all of it off.
- The car runs and drives extremely well. Truly no noises or tendencies of concern. It fires right up, idles cool and steady, pulls through the gears with no hesitation, shifts nice and smooth both up and down, and brakes straight and effectively. A ready, well-sorted driver.

With any further questions, requests, or to discuss purchasing, please reach out to Jake at 773-267-2684.

1972 Innocenti

Mini 1000

Stock # EV717