Up for auction is this unique classic Mini!
This fully body-off restored classic Mini British Open 1.3 is from 1992.
Every detail on this beautiful classic Mini is in new condition! Fully restored from 2018 to 2020 with only the best parts, beautiful new British Racing Green paint, new gold / silver Superlight rims, fully restored body and of course the original 1275cc engine which had a detailed overhaul, it has all the available performance options.
The interior was professionally reupholstered in full beige leather with dark green piping, the large electric sunroof, new black headliner and lots of walnut details make this the most beautiful Mini currently on offer.
Completely restored in 2018! All the sheet metal has been replaced where necessary, neatly welded, fully resprayed with 3 coats of paint in the original British Racing Green.
All the chrome parts such as bumpers, rivets and headlight rings are new and replaced, the bumpers are mounted with over-riders and corner bars (very rare). Along the sides there’s golden striping and the original British Open laurel. The chrome grille and original Cooper logos are also new.
The rims are 1 week old, we chose the colour gold with a silver polished rim and fitted new Yokohama A539 tyres for perfect roadholding.
The bottom is original and in excellent condition, the subframes were coated and completely replaced.
The green tinted glass is beautiful, the windscreen has been replaced for a new one and all the window and door rubbers are new.
Characteristic of course is the large electric sliding roof which is new, it was completely replaced in 2020!
The exhaust is new and entirely made of stainless steel, it gives a fantastic sound.
You will not find a nicer one, the entire interior was replaced and improved during the restoration.
Featuring the beautiful newly upholstered front seats and rear bench, the full beige leather seats have dark green piping and matching real leather door panels and rear panels.
The dashboard is new and made of real walnut, it has 2 Smiths gauges and is prepared for radio / CD.
Beautiful Moto-Lita walnut steering with a stainless steel seam as well as a matching gear knob and radio front.
The black carpet in the Mini has been completely replaced by Newton Commercial, it also includes a black set of mats and a black leather Paddy Hopkirk gearstick cover.
When the interior was replaced, the restorer also refitted the entire headliner, they opted for a black headliner and black sun visors.
This Mini is truly breathtaking, very beautifully finished and packed with the most luxurious options.
The 1275cc Cooper engine is original and has matching numbers. The engine was completely overhauled at the beginning of the restoration in 2018 and fitted with almost all new parts that were available. The power is over 72 BHP.
The gearbox works like new, the entire cylinder head has been rebuilt and larger valves were fitted, competition rocker lifters, Minispares valve cover, very exclusive ARP head bolts, and the engine was completely repainted in the original colour Tartan Red.
The cylinder head has larger inlet valves and 1.5 competition tumblers from Minispares.
The new Keith Calver HIF44 carburettor was installed in 2020 with an open air filter, this was very professionally done and it works perfectly.
All loose parts are new and replaced, the dynamo, radiator, cooling fin, oil pump, filters, oil and ignition are new, the bulkhead was lined with sound-proof material for more comfort. Every detail on the engine is new or was taken apart, additional engine mounts have been fitted and the entire manifold is new, it has a matching exhaust system for more power.
Suspension | Brakes:
The Mini has a whole new competition suspension, the support arms were coated, new Molton suspension spheres fitted, adjustable screw springs are mounted and there is also a High-Low kit.
The Spax shock absorbers are adjustable from soft to hard and are filled with Krypton gas.
The Mini has brake discs, these were fitted in 2019, the calipers were newly fitted at the time and it has Mintex green brake pads.
Almost all suspension rubbers have been replaced by poly rubbers.
The back of the Mini has Superfin alloy cooled brake drums with new bolts and adjustable cams.
This Mini is equipped with power brakes as standard. The brake booster is new.
Absolutely in new condition and improved in great detail! You will not see a better one!
All details were carefully put together, the beautiful paint, the large electric sliding roof, excellent beige leather interior and beautiful gold Superlight rims. This Cooper is one of the most exclusive currently for sale.
The restoration and improved performance cost over 25,000 euros. A great opportunity if you want a stable investment you’ll be able to enjoy with lots of pleasure.
We’re happy to help the winning bidder with arranging transport for home delivery.
We can send you a suitable quote from out transport colleagues. Your Mini can be delivered worldwide and will be delivered to your door including the necessary documents. Interested? Please contact Catawiki.
This beautiful Classic Mini will include:
A new Dutch periodic inspection), MOT (NL)
Major maintenance service before delivery.
A full tank of fuel.
Expert advice and explanation about the Mini.
Export (NL) documents for registration in your country.
This Mini is in Rogat, the Netherlands.
Interested and want to see this Mini Classic? You’re more than welcome to come and have a look and take it for an extensive test drive.
Please contact Catawiki to schedule an appointment.
- Model Type
- Cooper British Open
- Located in
- Body style
- Cabriolet / convertible
- Mileage reading
- 53000 km
- Registration papers
- with Dutch registration
- British Racing Green
- Horse Power
- Condition (Overall)
- 2 - Very good condition: minimal signs of wear