1990 Rover Mini Thirty

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HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD IT?

I bought it for my wife’s 40th birth­day a cou­ple of years ago, so please don’t print the pur­chase price! I spot­ted it in a Mini mag­a­zine in a mo­tor­way ser­vices shop while I was re­turn­ing from yet another un­suc­cess­ful visit to view a Mini. I was the first caller and bought it from a nice lady in York who was very re­luc­tant to part with it. Each of the car’s four own­ers were ladies. I have since fit­ted new rear brake cylin­ders and shoes, plus a cou­ple of steer­ing rack gaiters to get it through the MoT, but that’s all. A new sub­frame, front wings and A-pan­els were fit­ted 13 years ago.

HOW MUCH HIS­TORY?

Ex­ten­sive his­tory file in­cludes all in­voices and bills from new plus an orig­i­nal 30 Mini Years VHS tape and Rover sales brochure. All pre­vi­ous MoTs from three years old ver­ify the 65,000 miles.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

The body is in above av­er­age con­di­tion, though the driver’s door is start­ing to show signs of rust (sort­ing that is the next job on my list). Although they’re okay at the mo­ment, ideally I’d like to re­place the sills with a pair of Her­itage items to get them back to body colour and not un­der­seal as they are now.

HAS IT BEEN MOD­I­FIED?

It is com­pletely stan­dard ex­cept for an LCB man­i­fold and RC 40 ex­haust sys­tem. The orig­i­nal Rover ra­dio/ cas­sette player has been swapped for an MP3 player, but the old one can can eas­ily go back in if re­quired.

WHO Robert Carlill WHAT 1990 Rover Mini Thirty MILES 65,000 PROVE­NANCE All MoTs ver­ify mileage MODS Up­rated ex­haust sys­tem HOW MANY LEFT 492 on road

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