1989 Rover mini
Engine Size: 998cc A+
Gearbox Type: Manual (Rod Change)
Fuel Delivery Type: Carbureted
Color: Sage / White
Drive Side: RHD
Optional Equipment: Power Brakes, A/C
Major Items Needed: None
Fresh off the boat from Japan, this little mini is priced to sell. 52000 miles on the good running 998, overall it is a good little car. Clean AZ title, ready to move.
The paint color of this mini is very unique. It is a light sage color, one we have yet to see, paired with a white roof. The paint is in fair condition, with a few trouble spots on the rear quarter and driver door. The shell itself is pretty rust free, so nothing is hiding out that we can see. A nice polish would really bring out the shine in the color. The side indicators are also quite different, being very small and round, compared to OEM big squares. Also fitted is a "Scottish Flag" front badge, bearing the flag of Scotland. We also see the very popular JDM wing mirrors, along with some old side trim. The 12" Minilite wheels are in great condition, but the tyres will need to be replaced to be considered roadworthy.
Inside we find a highly contrasted interior color, black on black. It appears that the dash was hand made and wrapped with black vinyl, as well as the bezels. The seats are very nice and plush, although there is some tearing of the vinyl. Door cards and carpet are also black. We do find a crack in the dash pad as well, and we have noticed the tach does tend to be finicky.
This mini sports a simple 998, with some little upgrades like a high flow intake, exhaust, and a foam air cleaner. The engine runs great and is very strong for a 998 with this mileage. No leaks are present from this newly rebuilt gearbox, along with a freshly resealed and painted engine, upgraded cooling system, A/C recharge, a new battery, as well as fluid top ups and checks.
When you get down to it, you just can't beat this price for a nearly rust free shell, especially one so well freshly serviced. This would be a great car for a driver or a high performance build. Remember too that you do get 10% off ALL labor charges for 90 days. Come take it for a spin!