1989 Austin Mini 1000 City E
Only 11,300 miles indicated; few owners; recent new shock absorbers; former show car with concours potential
This Mini City E was bought new by a retired primary school teacher in Bromyard in February 1989. She was 74 when she bought the car and used it very lightly over the next 20 years, keeping it until she passed away in 2009 by which time the car had covered around 8,000 miles. It then had another local lady owner who kept it for five years and also used it sparingly, covering only 1,900 miles before she sold it in 2015. The next owner kept it for six years and only added another 1,000 miles before passing it to the current keeper (his son) in March this year.
The car still only shows 11,266 miles which we are assured is genuine and is partially backed up by eight old MOTs from 2001 – 2018, an online MOT history check suggesting that the car was off the road in 2013, 2014, 2019 and 2020, and presumably also off the road in various years before that.
A certificate on file shows that it won a ‘Highly Commended’ award at a historic vehicle show in Swansea in May 2017, while a pair of rosettes in the windscreen attest to other show appearances and an invoice shows that it received a new set of four Sachs shock absorbers in 2011.
It certainly looks like a very low mileage example and appears to be in highly original condition throughout. It has some corrosion starting in the usual places (as shown in the photos) but the paintwork still gleams and the interior is pretty well unmarked.
Starting promptly and running sweetly as we have moved it around on site, it has an MOT until June 2022 with just a couple of minor advisories relating to the rear exhaust section. An ideal starter classic for someone, it could no doubt be made into a concours contender if desired with some judicious attention to the bodywork.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
Reg No: F521LVJ
Chassis Number: SAXXL2S1020406934
Engine Number: 99HD800105849
Engine Size: 998
Docs: V5C; original V5; MOT June 2022; 8 old MOTs; shock absorbers invoice; show award certificate and rosettes
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