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- Engine Size:
- 998 c.c. (1 Liter)
- Transmission Type:
- 4 Speed Manual
- Exterior Color
- 45,265 (Actual)
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
With vintage looks and handling, this late-production 1991 Austin Mini is a great opportunity to own a great example of the car that started it all. Essentially every front-wheel-drive compact car that followed duplicated the Mini's groundbreaking design, although very few, including its modern namesake, have ever managed to duplicate its combination of endearing personality and go-cart-like handling.
Mini production continued for decades in England mostly because the cars were consistently popular. As a result, this unusual light blue Mini is instantly recognizable anywhere it goes. And while you may think the current Mini is small, this one is positively tiny, which is the whole point. Similar to other British makes, Minis can rust in the most demonic ways possible, but since this one benefits from decades of development and instant-collectable status, it has never seen inclement weather and has been touched up as needed. The doors fit nicely, the hood gaps are tight, and the trunk seals up nicely, all suggesting a high-quality car that has always been properly cared for. New rubber seals were used throughout, and the slender chrome bumpers fore and aft look great, particularly with the cool protective grilles over the headlights. I think you'll find that when you see this car in person, you'll have a hard time resisting it, which is all part of the charm.
Inside, the diminutive external dimensions are stretched to their limits in every dimension, resulting in a surprisingly comfortable passenger compartment, particularly for front seat occupants. Contemporary cloth upholstery forms the foundation of the utilitarian passenger compartment, but neatly fitted carpets and matching door panels soften the look and offer reasonable levels of noise and heat insulation. The steering wheel is, of course, on the right side thanks to its British origins, and there are big, round gauges ahead of the driver. And that's one place you'll see updates that reflect this car's 1990s production: a more modern steering wheel, standard 1990s Euro-style gauges, and modern switchgear that's a bit more familiar than the early cars. A 4-speed manual transmission sticks up directly from the transmission tunnel and offers decent action and positive gear selection. In back, two passengers will be perfectly happy for a cross-town jaunt, but if you're going farther than a few miles, it's best used for storage, although the trunk itself is surprisingly roomy.
The engine is a gutsy 998 cc inline-4 that runs superbly. The car has a current MOT in England and it documents the car's mileage as authentic, and obviously it's been properly serviced. Ever since their debut, gearheads have been squeezing more performance out of the diminutive Mini's various engines, because the unique chassis with its conical rubber springs practically begged for more horsepower. This one, however, remains quite stock and doesn't really seem to need more power, because it's just a joy to drive. It starts easily, idles well, and pulls the little car around with genuine enthusiasm. The suspension offers a reasonable compromise between ride and handling, with the conical springs offering a modest amount of damping, so the shocks themselves don't need to be too stiff to do a good job. The low center of gravity combined with having the wheels pushed out to the very corners of the body give it instantaneous reflexes, a feeling enhanced by the Minilite wheels and relatively fat 145/70/12 radials. Yes, those are 12-inch wheels!
Minis are beloved for many reasons, but perhaps most of all for their combination of utility and performance. Call today!
Why Sell With Streetside Classics?
Because we know classic cars and how to sell them. We provide the peace of mind that can only come from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country. Our sales teams generate industry-leading sales volume per dealership and consistently win customer service awards in the process. We take out the hassles of selling privately and get you more money in your pocket than anywhere else. Come see why we are The Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer.
Reasons to Consign With Us
- Top Consignment Dealer in the Nation
- Over 1200 Cars in Stock
- No Upfront or Monthly Fees
- Five MASSIVE Indoor Showrooms
- Over 35 Cars SOLD/Month Per Showroom
- Local, National, & Worldwide Exposure
- We Will Get You Top $$$
- Our eBay Motors Listings GET RESULTS
- Dealership-Specific 3rd Party Advertising
- Classic Car Financing Available
- No Phone Calls or Texts At All Hours
- No Strangers At Your Door
- High Quality Pictures, Video & Write-Up
- Keeping Our Consignors Happy Is Job #1
Our Global Marketing Reach
We advertise on all the top websites and print publications marketing your vehicle globally, getting it hundreds of views each day.
That's over an $1100 value!
Financing Classic & Collector Cars
Let our money work for you! With rates as low as 6.00% and an average appreciation of 9.00% a year it doesn't always make sense to pay with cash.
- Minimum Loan Amount - $10,000
- No Pre-Payment Penalty
- No Proof of Income (Tier 1 Credit)
- Terms to 144 months
- Bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce – All OK
After being in the collector-car business for a decade prior, Donna Robbins opened the doors to the first Streetside Classics showroom in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Armed with a customer-oriented business philosophy and a clear vision for success, she has since led Streetside Classics to an unrivaled sales volume that is currently among the best in the collector car industry.
With the most knowledgeable and professionally trained staff in the industry, we have expanded nationally and opened showrooms in many major U.S. markets. We operate under the principles of doing business fairly and with the understanding that our customers are the lifeblood of the business. Much of our success comes from the relationships formed with buyers and sellers around the world who have joined us on this incredible journey and made Streetside’s rapid growth possible.
Today, Streetside Classics is known as the Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer; providing sellers and buyers alike with the peace of mind that only comes from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classics prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classics reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classics within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.
If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classics and submit deposit within 24 hours of auction close, vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come, first serve basis.
For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred), cashier’s check, or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears).
Streetside Classics has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability relying on information provided by the consignor/seller. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.
Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classics encourages bidders to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are encouraged and must take place prior to the purchase.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.
Final or winning bid price does not include shipping, tax, title, or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.
We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.
An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.
This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Streetside Classics is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle we sell. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Streetside Classics strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied.