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Classic Mini Sky Rose 1275cc

Rhiwbina, Cardiff £2,500.00
225 days ago
95000 miles
Seller type
Body type
Fuel type
Engine size
1275 cc


For sale is my 1989 Classic Mini Sky Rose. 1275 engine. 96,463 miles on the clock. M.O.T until February 2018. Fantastic car ready to drive away.

Unfortunately, it is time to sell my much-loved Classic Mini. It is without a doubt the most fun car I have ever had. It looks and sounds amazing, always getting smiles and waves from passers-by and is extremely fast (especially through the corners). However, I am hoping to travel through Europe in a van and can’t afford to do this and keep the Mini. As they say, all good things must come to an end.
I bought the Mini in October 2016 as a non-runner, I then spent the winter pouring my time and money into it to get it back on the road. It now runs nicely and is driven daily, it has an M.O.T until February 2018 and has had lots of new parts fitted. These new parts include:
Clutch, Head Gasket Set, Head Stud Kit, Manifold Stud Kit, Valve Spring Top Caps, Carburettor Gaskets, Suspension Ball\Knuckle Joint, Fan Belt, Heater Take Off Valve, Temperature Sender Unit, Fuel Tank, CV Joint Gaiter, Wiper Rack Tube, Oil Filter and oil change, Air Filter, Left Indicator Stalk, Wing Mirrors, Spark Plug Leads, Sealed Headlight, Fuel Cap, Dust Caps, Various fuses, gaskets and grommets, Weather shield, Front tyres and a small amount of welding needed for the M.O.T. In addition to this all exposed wiring has been wrapped for protection, the tracking has been corrected, many parts of the engine have been stripped and cleaned, clutch and brake fluid bled and replaced with fresh fluid, repairs have been made to front wheel arches and the radiator has been flushed and replaced with new coolant.
Like all cars its age it’s a bit of an ongoing project. The body work is a bit scruffy (though personally I like this look) with a few areas of rust along the bottom of the doors and inside of the boot and a few cracks in the wheel arches (see pictures). It also has two small holes about the size of a 10p coin, one on the driver side wing just to the left of the bonnet (see top left of engine bay picture) and one just in front of the passenger side rear wheel arch. Unfortunately, at some point in its past it looks like someone has walked over the top of it so there are a few dents on the roof. It has also had a respray earlier on in its life that has chipped off slightly in a few areas, though personally I think it gives the car a lot of character and with the roof racks on it has a bit of a ‘rat look’ about it. And lastly, in heavy rain the windscreen seal does allow some water into the car.
The interior of the car is very smart and in excellent condition, carpet and two front seats are immaculate, the back seat has a few stains on but is covered with a brand-new fleece seat cover. Only two negatives, the heater unit inside the car leaks so has been bypassed (very easily reversed) which solves the leak but means you can’t blow hot air into the car which was not a problem over the summer but might need to be fixed for winter. However, a new unit is about £15 so nothing to worry about. And the windscreen wiper control can be a bit temperamental, so there is a bit of a knack to turning it off.
The mini has a very smart looking 1275cc engine (replacing the original 998cc) that runs very well and starts first time. It has had a racing air filter fitted and single centre exhaust system that sounds amazing. This thing really shifts! Only downside is a small oil leak coming from the sump, nothing worth spending money to fix though.
Included in the sale are a few extras, these include: Spare fog light, spare dust caps, various spare seals, fuses and gaskets, original mini jack, Mini Haynes manual, two sets of keys, retro steering wheel lock and the super cool roof racks seen in the pictures (not the surfboard though!).

I’ve given as much information as I can but if you have any other questions or would like to view the car don’t hesitate to contact me. £2500 ono, Cash on collection.

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