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73' Austin Mini - New Zealand import - So. CA. Car !

For sale: 1973 Mini Classic Mini

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Item location:
Placentia, California, United States
Classic Mini
Southern CA. Car !
light Blue
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1973 Austin Mini 850 from New Zealand - RHDOver 30 years in Southern CA. ! Ownership:- Imported to the US at some point in the late 70’s came to CA. in approx. 1983 - Owned 15+/- years by an eccentric in Palm Springs CA. that parked the car in his warehoused "collection” basically un-driven till . . - In 1998 Mr. Trew from San Jacinto. CA. bought the car but little was done over the years. he was to busy on a Mercedes SL project I saw when . . - I bought the car from Mr. Trew on Sept. 18th 2010 - Verified a New Zealand/Australian built mini by Heritage Garage - Costa Masa. CA. (classic mini specialists)The Exterior: - Because of its past and the lack of being driven. the body shell has been beautifully preserved- There are no signs of it ever being in an accident & I’ve not touch up the paint- At some point the car was re-undercoated & that help to preserve the underside- Car only has one dent (quarter size. under the left headlight) I did with my motorcycle- Only the drivers door has a few little surface rust bubbles. all smaller then the diameter of a pen - Windshield wipers/motor have been removed but are included in the sale . . - There was some surface rust in the roof rain track & truck door. that have been addressed- Paint: original or older respray. nbsp;shines nicely but is showing signs of its age (light crazing)- Newer: stainless F/R bumpers. Woods&Picket fender flares & front grill - All new seals: windshield. rear glass. nbsp;doors. qt. windows. trunk/boot & outside roll-up window (2015)The Drivetrain/Brakes: - Original 850cc A-series engine with 4-speed manual with only at 47k miles! "possibly" actual milage given its history- Shifts smoothly with all syncros working properly. newer clutch slave cylinder - New nylon driveshaft coupler w/hardware & new engine brace (2015)- New radiator. thermostat. nbsp;coolant. oil psi. line & head gasket (2015)- Rebuilt carburetor. nbsp;new throttle cable & K-N filter (2015)- 20/50w oil/filter change w/zinc added less then 100mi. ago (2015)- Yes she leak a little oil. just a few drips . . “ she's British ” - Four wheel drum’s all rebuilt. new lines & new master cylinder (2015) "stops well"- The original 10in. NZ spec Alloy wheels in nice condition. nbsp;newly re-cromed wheel lugs. nbsp;on Falcon 165/70-10 tires 60% remainingThe Interior:- Sadly the inside of the car had been used to store parts over the years. so the interior was very beaten up & need to be replaced- Most mini’s leave much to be desired from the interior. so I’ve addressed that. by restoring it to factory original . . - Headliner in good condition stayed (does have some staining). new driver’s door mirror (2015)- Dash gauge back lights. hi/low beam. turn. brake and running lights all in good working order- Cooper S dash cluster added so to included - water temperature & oil pressure - Original front seats & rear bench. have been re-upholstered to new condition (2015)- New front retractable seatbelt’s (2015) - New carpet. floor mats. door panels. rear qt. panels & dash panels (2015)- One matched key for start-door-trunkEbay Auction details:$1000. USD deposit via Paypal within 48hrs. of auction close & the remaining balance within 7days via bank transfer(If buyer does not perform in his/her financial duty. the sale/auction will be canceled and reported to Ebay)Are best effort has been made to show/describe the car accurately. but still this car is Sold “AS-IS” no warranties expressed or implied More then willing to help with shipping arrangements (at the buyers cost) Call with questions 1/714-928-6548 9am-5pm PST M-Fri.

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