One of the last Mini Coopers 1.3 with a carburetor engine
– 1.3 litres four-cylinder gasoline engine with 45 kW (63 hp) and 4-speed manual transmission
– First German registration in 04/1991
– With the current vehicle owner since 2002
– Lately driven during summer time only with a seasonal license plate 06 – 07
– Interior fittings corresponding to the year of manufacture with burl wood dashboard and door panels
– Retrofittings registered in the vehicle documents: Gutmann CAT, fender flares, RAID wooden steering wheel
– Voltmeter, VDO quartz clock, additional headlights
– Classic 13″ Mini JBW Superlight alloy wheels with polished edge
– Tires 175/50 R13 72V
– Valid technical control (TÜV) until 07/2024
Untampered classic car in mostly well-maintained condition
By creating the Mini, Alec Issigonis, who had also designed the successful Morris Minor, delivered not only his personal masterpiece, but gave the world one ot the most iconic vehicles of all times. In 1959 when the “Austin Seven” was first presented, it was nothing short of revolutionary: A four-seater car measuring scarcely over 3 meters in length, with a transversely mounted, water-cooled four-cylinder engine and independent wheel suspension was unheard of. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the car was an instant success, and was sold – with confusingly numerous brand and model designations – around the world, with assembly plants in various European countries as well as in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. What is more surprising is the fact that the little car remained in production with fairly limited visual changes all the way to the year 2000, outliving the models which were supposed to be its successor. It needs to be mentioned that the Mini also had a hugely successful racing career, winning the Monte Carlo Rally three times. Unforgotten are the countless appearances of the cult car on TV, most notably by Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean.
By the end of the 41-year long production run, a total of nearly 5.4 million cars had been built.