1989 Rover Mini

  • $19,000
  • Published date: October 7, 2020
    • Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


This is a very nice, rust free 1989 Rover Mini Cooper that has had an extensive Mk I conversion done. It is made to look like the very rare 1966 Mk I Rally Morris Cooper S.
This Mini has a time period correct boot lid with correct extended handle. Correct bumpers with bumperettes and over-riders. Faux external hinges. Center exhaust and period correct reverse light.
This vehicle was imported from Japan, and is an original RHD car. This is a very quick mini, with the original 1275 bored over to a 1340. It is fitted with a Dual Carburetor set up, headers, S 7.5 Slotted power brakes, and a 4 speed rod change gearbox. Richard Longman and Company worked engine. It is fitted with a switch controlled auxiliary electric fan, so it stays cool. It cruises nicely on the freeway, and scoots around town. It does have a clean, Arizona title and it only has 49k kilometers (30k miles) on it.
The very well done red and black exterior conversion includes a swing down license plate with the proper Mk I lights, front mustache trim and whiskers, correct badging, twin black bonnet stripes, and a period Monte Carlo style roof rack. Also fitted are a faux secondary fuel tank with a matching locking gas caps, and a quick release grille, which makes servicing a breeze. All this sits on Dunlop SP10 145SR10 tires with 10 Baby Moon steel wheels. Also fitted are the popular JDM rally door mirrors and chrome edge stripping on the sills and arch lines. Bonnet has dual leather straps and the front bumper has twin rally lights with black covers.
The interior is styled after a Mk 1, including the Smiths centre clocks, tachometer and parcel shelf. A correct Morris steering wheel is present and notice the ignition switch is on the center console. The gear shift has an extension on it for ease of driving for those of us with long legs. Seats have just been reupholstered in red and white and are fitted with seat extenders. Floor is covered in red velvet colored carpet. The rear seat seats 2 comfortably. Many custom leather touches are added to the handles and door hardware. Also fitted are opening Quarter glass, which make it nice and cool in the summer.
This car has been very well maintained, has just been serviced, and has had many new parts fitted plus full oil service. This is one of the most mechanically sound minis I've had the pleasure of owning.
Check out my other listings. I have lost storage space and will be releasing at least eight classic minis from the private collection including a pup and a Australian Panel Van.

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