1990 ROVER MINI 30 - £4,495
Privately owned in Glasgow
Merlot has had 2 previous owners from new (4 on V5 3 are same person Private > Company -> Private) and has covered 52,000 miles. Its almost completely original. Its MOT'd until October 2018 with no advisories and is ready to drive away once taxed and insured. Its Ideal to use as a weekend show car or could go into regular use without worries. Its not the usual tarted-up wreck.
What's been done recently 2015-2016:
Carburettor rebuild with new jet & needle
During 2017 (my ownership):
New brakes disks and pads (the handbrake works really well)
New Dunlop front suspension cones, knuckle joints, top arm rebound buffers and Hi-Lo's x4.
New solid subframe mounts (8 piece), lower arm bushes & drivers door check arm seal.
Underside waxed with Bilthamber UB
Full new standard exhaust
New chrome grille (exact 11 slat for Mini 30) and 3 part surrounds
New genuine Lucas fuse box and fuses
New headlight switch
Upgraded speakers - originals will be included with car.
Black/White pressed metal number plates velcro'd over standard plates for easy fitting/removal.
2nd set of keys
Digital clock added
Dry weekend weather use only garage heated in cold wet weather.
Completely original spec. It looks exactly the same as it did when it left the factory no Sportpack alloys or Cooper stripes. The car still retains its original wheels and 30 decals.
The paintwork is good and the car shines. All of the seams are perfect The car has very few imperfections.
It starts on the button even having sat for several weeks, runs well and drives very nicely. It still has its original 998cc A+ engine in its original form. Gearbox is nice and tight. The car rides nicely and the brakes stop the car with ease.
The interior is also original still with half-leather seats and original dashboard and carpets. No unnecessary ad-ons. The steering wheel leather has worn and looks like a previous owner has used a steering wheel lock. The headlining is in excellent order. A USB/CD player has been fitted and works well.
Structurally everything is great subframes are solid, sills are originals and are solid, as are rear bins, underside is solid and waxed, boot floor is solid etc No issues.
I have the original handbook, dealer book, some old MOTs and receipts for all the work I have done. The car has spent all but the last year on the south coast of England.
Its my first Mini and I totally understand how people get the bug. Its a joy taking the car to shows and watching the smile it puts on people faces. I have become an owners club member and participated in the Mini Clan Thistle Run 2017.
I'm selling simply through lack of use. I am a Mini enthusiast but don't get enough time to spend with the car however I'm happy to continue to use it at the weekends until it sells.
All in all, this is a very clean and tidy car and is priced accordingly. If you come and have a look, you wont be disappointed. Its as nice as it looks in the pictures.
Please note the car is located in Glasgow, Scotland. However transporters can easily deliver the car anywhere in the country at buyers arrangement and expense.
Happy to discuss the car by phone or email but please remember that there is no substitute for coming to see the car. It is kept in a large garage and can be viewed in there in inclement weather/darkness.
Thanks for reading.
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