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Classic Mini 1000 Convertible 1978 £4000 spent since 2013. Dry stored for 20 years prior to that!

Diss, Norfolk £1,500.00
38 days ago
Seller type


Here is an amazing opportunity to acquire an extensively restored classic mini convertible at a very modest price. The reasons that this car is listed at the price shown are as follows:

Since all the restoration work was carried out, the owner decided to transfer a personal number plate to the car, which meant the completion of a form for DVLA. This application flagged up that the car was not listed as a 'cabriolet'. No issue had ever cropped up in the past, on its original registration at MOT or road tax time etc. Presumably when the car was converted many years ago this was not a consideration, but now it is!

This means the car will need to be inspected and issued with a Q plate. I see absolutely no reason why this should be a problem but the new owner will need to take the car to testing centre, have it certificated and then registered. DVLA have already issued a new VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and this has been attached to the car as required.

I have been through this process myself when I built a 7 special (Locost) from scratch. I didn't find it particularly stressful or difficult. Our 'local' VOSA testing centre is in Norwich.

The car belongs to my next door neighbour who had fully intended to use it after restoration but sadly since spending all this money, the challenges of the above along with some health issues have forced the decision to let her go.

Take a look at the receipts which speak for themselves and add to this the cost of a brand new hood two years ago and you will get the picture. There is an issue with the brakes (i.e. they don't work!) which I suspect to be the master cylinder since there are no fluid leaks and the reservoir is full.

The photos are a pretty good representation of the car with no significant rust or damage. The car starts and runs nicely and has a 1000cc engine fitted.

In a nutshell:

A lovely classic Mini Convertible which was extensively restored four years ago.
For the 20 years prior to that restoration it was dry stored, having been fitted with a reconditioned 1000cc engine which has done virtually nil miles, to this day!

Put under cover four years ago, started and run around on private land from time to time to keep things moving, no miles worth speaking of because of the registration issue.

Cash on collection and no silly offers and no swaps. Take a look at the going rate for a 1978 Mini Convertible and you will see that this is priced to sell!

Please make contact by email and we'll take it from there. The car will need trailering away as it is not registered and the brakes do not function.

The car is located near Stanton in Suffolk

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