1984 Austin-Rover Mini 25
Various upgrades including 1,330cc fast road engine, stainless steel exhaust and alloy wheels; recent new subframes, brakes and Yohohama tyres; fast fun in a small package!
The limited edition Mini 25 was produced in 1984 to celebrate 25 years of the original pocket rocket. Only 5,000 were made of which 3,511 were RHD for the UK market. Based on the MkIV saloon with a 998cc engine, high-ratio 4-speed ‘box, 12” wheels and front disc brakes, all were finished in Silver Leaf with Mini 25 decals, Nimbus Grey velour trim with red piping and 25 logos on the front seats, red seat belts and red steering wheel.
This particular Mini 25 was first registered in August 1984 and was acquired by our vendor in 2016. He has considerably upgraded the car during his ownership so it now goes rather better than a standard example.
The engine is a 1,275cc unit which was rebuilt and bored out to 1,330cc by Bromsgrove Engine Services who also fitted a Kent fast road cam. Although there are no invoices, we are told that it cost £5,000 and produces around 95bhp. Since the engine was rebuilt, it has only covered around 2,000 miles.
Repainted in red with a white roof, the Mini also has various other upgrades including: 4-pin diff; Monza-style fuel cap; blacked out windows; aluminium door handles and window winders; walnut dash; Mountney Classic steering wheel; Minilite-style alloys shod with new Yokohama tyres and a stainless steel exhaust.
About two years ago the car also received new front and rear subframes. Earlier this year it also had new front brake discs and calipers and new rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders. An indoor car cover and a Krooklok are also present, along with a Mini 25 handbook. A new headlining is included (the one currently fitted being somewhat tatty around the rear screen, as shown in the photos) but this will need to be posted to the new owner if desired.
Starting promptly and running well as we have moved it around on site, this fast little Mini has an MOT until September 2023 and appears to be in generally good condition although the front left wing area is now showing signs of corrosion, as shown in the photos.
For more information contact James on 07970 309907 or email [email protected]
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