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