1979 Austin Morris Mini Pick Up

Make: Austin Morris
Model: Mini Pick Up
Year: 1979
Registration Number: LVL 981V
Chassis Number: XLU1-657085A
Engine Number: 403363
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
Sold For: £8250

Lot No: 235

Frugal yet nippy and with bags of character, the Mini has appealed to all manner of motorists since it arrived on Britain’s roads in 1957. Not long after the Saloon had established itself in our hearts, it was somewhat inevitable that derivations should follow and the Mini was offered as an estate, van and pick-up. The latter was produced in small numbers as at the time it lacked the popularity of the vans and consequently, is a very rare sight in the twenty-first century.

This example was purchased by the current custodian in 2012 as a hobby project; he set about carrying out a thorough restoration and when completed, the Mini was enjoyed for a year before ill health prevented its use.

It is described as being good but generally excellent and the vendor notes particularly that the paintwork is superb and the original interior is very smart, unusually retaining its rare and original rubber mats. The black vinyl cover over the pick-up body is in good order and mechanically, there are no known faults; indeed, the Mini is ready to be enjoyed at marque events or would be ideal as an unusual advertising platform for a small business. The V5C registration certificate is included in the sale.

Auction Date: 7 June 2018