1976 Classic Mini

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Technical specifications

Model:Classic Mini
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:British Racing Green
Interior Color:Carmel
Trim:Cooper 2-door
Number of Cylinders:4
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1976/96 Rover Mini 1275 for sale

$16,000 OBO

-Registered in NM with title in hand

-Pretty sure it’s a Japanese import…many of the features match Japanese market Minis during the mid-90s era including a/c and a road flare under the hand brake that’s all in Japanese.

-33,802 miles, but it’s my daily driver so those will rise about 20 mi per day. (The first 29,802 miles were on an old KM odometer (47,962 km) that the previous owner switched out for an MPH speedo…have 4,000 on the MI odometer. I still have the old speedo. Title reflects the switch.
-Handles great – drove it 8 hrs at 85 mph when I purchased it to bring it home.
-Has a second 5 gallon rally-style fuel tank (now 14 gal total) on the right hand side in the boot extending the range significantly. I currently refuel once a month!
-Right-hand drive
-12 in wheels with yokohama tires with about 80% tread left
-4-speed manual transmission - shifts smooth and clean
-1275cc engine - runs strong
-Single point fuel injected so starts up every time regardless of temp
-Body is dent-free and rust free (except a small circle on the undercarriage towards the rear…treated with POR 15)
-Glossy paint, shiny chrome bumpers and grill
-4 Amber rally lights - all functional, have the outer two disconnected for local laws
-Interior is really clean and was what sold me on this one when I bought it. Seats are imitation vinyl with the leather look but are really comfortable. I have installed brackets on the driver’s side that set it back about 3 more inches. I am 6’1” and fit fine without them, but having the little bit of extra room makes it perfectly comfortable as my daily driver. Headliner is great and all the lights/electric parts and pieces work as advertised.
-Wooden Momo steering wheel and shift knob to match the wooden dash.
-Air conditioning works awesome. Life saver on that 100 degree August Texas afternoon 8hr drive home when I first purchased.
-Radio works fine, a basic Best Buy aftermarket job.

-Also will include spare front and rear windshield gaskets, a sport suspension kit that needs installed, miscellaneous lighting parts, spare K/N air filter, and a whole bunch of magazines and literature.
-I’ll throw in the extra set of John Cooper Works 13 inch wheels ($800 value) if you’re interested. They do need new tires on those, but they are much wider which makes it really grip the road. Otherwise I’ll probably just sell separately.

Bad stuff:
-2 or 3 nicks in the paint on the front end from being a daily driver. Small enough to only notice within a few feet.
-Slight oil drip (one drop per night) after my last oil change. Slow enough that I haven’t gotten under there to investigate since there’s a large skid plate protecting the undercarriage.
-A few squeaks/rattles at 3500 rpm coming from the backseat. Stops if you hold your hand on it.
-A few small cracks in the wood dash
-Bonnet release knob missing (I am able to just pull the rod without a tool to release though)
-Muffler has rust holes on the underside. This is probably the biggest issue and will need replaced but I haven’t had the time and it’s been running fine.
-With the 13 in wheels installed, the left front tire will rub with full left steering wheel deflection (like in a parking lot). Does not rub with currently installed 12 in wheels.

I’m selling because I bought it with the intention of working on it a lot more, but between being out of town all the time since I’m an active duty pilot and it being my daily driver, I haven’t been able to so I’m just going to look for something a little more modern for the time being.

United States EPA and DOT exempt since all the paperwork makes it a 1976.

VIN: XC2S1N1020879B

I’ve tried to include as much info that I can but if you have any questions about it please contact me via email first. If you’d like to discuss just include your number and I’ll call back in the evenings.
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