1986 Austin mini Cabriolet
Engine Size: 998cc A+
Gearbox Type: Manual (Rod Change)
Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted
Drive Side: RHD
Optional Equipment: Removable Soft Top.
Major Items Needed: Tyres.
This ruby red metallic Mini is a very well built Cabriolet. It has just received well over $7000 worth of work done by us here at Wild Child Classic Cars. This is a very difficult to find style mini, and is perfect for someone who wants a roadster but wants the additional safety of a roof rail, and wants the additional seating capacity of a saloon. Only 15,000 miles on the clock, a perfectly straight body with and with all of the recent work, you can be sure you are getting a quality mini.
Outside this mini is exceptionally well done. The paint is a gorgeous metallic Ruby Red. It is laid on very well with just a few tiny blemishes but is overall perfect. The flares are rover plastic style arches, and it is fitted with clean new lamps, brightwork has been renewed, and is sitting on 12" Black and chrome minilites. This Cabrio is as clean underneath as up top. There is no rust whatsoever.
Inside we find some later rover seats complete with the lightning pattern and red accents in good shape, aswell as a 2 clock dash cluster. Matched door panels and new clean carpeting are fitted too, as well as a brown dash pad with no cracking.
As far as running gear goes this is a peach. We have just rebuilt the gearbox completely, offered with a 2 Year / 20k mile warranty*, that shifts like butter. New clutch kit, new clutch master and hydraulic system, new ignition components, new cooling system and hoses, new starter, new belt, and lots of other engine accessories. It also has just received an oil service, and new fluids. Powered by a peppy well tuned 998 for a wonderfully reliable power unit. The suspension has all just been renewed with new cones, upgraded bushings, new wheel bearings all around, as well as new shocks for a tight, firm, but comfortable ride. Brakes have been renewed on all four corners with new rotors, drums, shoes, wheel cylinders, and pads for a superior stop. The only thing this car needs still is just a set of tyres ans they are old, but we can take care of that for you.
The glass and weatherstripping is also brand new and has just been replaced. Even under the seal the paint is immaculate and not even a hint of corrosion existed.
This is a solid, straight, and well kept car without question. Easily the nicest cabriolet mini we have seen. So if you are in the market for your dream car, this may be it.