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This Mini is a fantastic pickup that has already had the majority of the hard work done. It was fully restored 13 years ago and had many performance upgrades done since then. All it really needs now is someone to put their personal touches to it. I'm asking $16,500 which I believe is a very fair price compared to what rusty pickups with no upgrades are going for. Below is a listing of what this vehicle has to offer...

• Rebuilt 1275 A+ overbored to 1330 cc, fully balanced, 10.5:1 compression ratio
• Modified big valve Austin America 12G1316 ‘smog’ head
• Piper 285 rally camshaft
• Piper duplex vernier timing gear
• 4 core radiator
• Rebuilt HIF 44 carburettor on gas flowed MG Metro inlet manifold
• K&N air filter
• Facet fast road fuel pump
• LCB exhaust manifold
• Minex stainless steel medium bore single box exhaust
• Top engine steady
• NGK Iridium spark plugs
• Lumenition blue ignition leads
• Lucas sport coil
• MED modified advance curve electronic ignition distributor
• Mocal 13 row oil cooler with braided hoses
• 22 PSI oil warning switch
• 1.5 ratio full roller rockers
• Fast Parts Rolling Road Graph showing 98 bhp (See below. I've worked out the flat spot and now it pulls evenly all the way through)
• Optima yellow top marine battery

• Reconditioned 1275 A+ gearbox with 3.44 final drive ratio, centre oil pickup, quickshift and competition diff pin
• Road/rally clutch plate

• 8.4 inch disks and standard spacered drums
• Braided brake and clutch hoses

• Falken 165/60 tyres on 12x5 inch Superlite alloy wheels
• Spax uprated gas shock absorbers
• Hi-los fitted to rear (Hi-los for front are included, but not yet fitted)

• Resprayed iin 2000 in Ford Matisse Blue metallic (European paint code XSC2246C)
• Mini Special arches
• Stainless bullet mirror
• Halogen headlamp conversion
• Mk1 Morris Cooper wide slat grille
• Hand made tonneau cover
• Rare tilt frame and cover included

• Mini Mayfair seats
• Newton Commercial interior including:
Deluxe carpet set
Cooper door cards and dash panel
• Smiths rev counter
• Alloy gear knob
• Mountney leather 3 spoke wheel
• Newton Commercial load bed carpet

Other new parts
• Rear subframe, bumpers, fuel tank, door and window seals, steering rack, front wings, A panels, sills, front floor sections, front and rear valance, grille panel and battery

Additional items included
• A couple bins of spare parts, including Hi-los for the front
• Various receipts and records from this vehicle's restoration process

What still needs attention
• The windscreen has a slight leak. There is some bubbling in the paint along the seal just below the windscreen. If I were keeping it, I would strip this part down, fix the little bit of rust, repaint, and reseal it.
• The paint in the fuel filler area is starting to crack, and needs to be resprayed.

The vehicle is solid with no signs of rust. The engine runs very well and pulls evenly and strongly from 1500 rpms all the way up. It has a power-to-weight ratio equal to that of a 2007 MINI Cooper S. I am sad to see it go but I have not been able to use it as much as I wish. The pickup is garage kept at my parents house in FL and I am stationed in TX now, with only a car port, and no clue where I will be moving in the next year.

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