1964 Austin Se7en panel van
Engine Size: 1300 Metro
Gearbox Type: Manual (Remote)
Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted
Drive Side: LHD
Optional Equipment: None
Major Items Needed: Engine Work, Brakes, Clutch
Letting one of our very rare minis go here- this is a 1964 Austin Se7en Panel Van. It is a real panel, and a true LHD car, it was a real North American Export from the factory. Adding to the rarity it is a "smooth roof" van- and still has its top "vent hatch", impossible to find now-a-days. The slow 850 was removed and a powerful 1300 Metro/ America engine with remote gearbox was installed.
This is the most rust free unrestored MK I mini we have ever seen. It was repainted gloss black in the past, and someone removed the grille panel and installed a chrome grille and trim. It has been fitted with commercial export mirrors. The rear lamps are fully red as this is an export model. It sits on 10" Revolution wheels with Yokohama A-008 tyres. Some small dings are in the body, but nothing serious.
The original interior has been replaced with a more roomy, plusher one. Red and grey carpet and mats surround the floor space. The parcel shelf has a wooden covering with storage on both sides. Also fitted are aftermarket gauges and a tachometer. Original MK I steering wheel and column are fitted- a rare find. Factory door pull cords are installed. This van even has the original floor starter switch.
Under hood we have a 1300 engine with dual HS2 Carbs. This makes this little van surprisingly fast, fast enough to have competed in autocross at the Goodguys 9th spring nationals. New radiator and hoses were installed awhile back, carbs just rebuilt, and new spark plugs. Drum brakes all around with twin leading fronts, which will need adjustments. Adjustable Koni shocks, LCB header, and highway gear set make this a good driver.
This is a very rare car for the price, very fun and a head turner. It could be a beautiful restoration or a little hot rod.