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Our Retirement Sale: Emptying Our Personal Toy Box


We announced our retirement sale a few months ago and we have to thank everyone for all of your support, every message and call and of course for buying our entire stock at the time. We are now preparing to sell one final batch of Mini’s and that batch includes Mini’s that we were intending to keep as toys or investments. That being said me and my girlfriend have decided it's time to run away into the sunset, empty the toy box and buy a small sailing boat in the Mediteranean and so they will all be listed this week :).

As usual, we are happy to personally deliver Mini’s anywhere in the UK at £0.85 per mile (return journey), work with overseas purchasers (deliver to the port / we recommend Hill Shipping as agents) and chat for hours totally off subject (our speciality) but also give helpful to the point advice where possible even if it’s not about our cars. Call me anytime, email or instagram us by using the following link



1981 Leyland Mini Pick Up in Postbox Red (Upgraded to Period Correct 1098cc) - Near Complete Nut & Bolt Rebuild Completed 3 Miles Ago - Less Than 100 Pick Up's Left Registerred in the UK, Super Rare


For more pictures and a walkaround video please use the following link


This little pick up has done no more than two miles since it had pretty much complete nut and bolt restoration with many new parts and panels by John. John loved building pick-up trucks and now well into his eighties this would be his last and final build (it’s not all bad though, he owns the most old school East London pub that you have ever seen so I’m sure he will have fun). 


Below I have described her for you, being overly critical because she is lovely :). 


1. Bodywork & Wheels


She’s like new underneath (all new or refurbished, see the pictures). Most of her chrome-work is brand new. Her bodywork is corrosion free and lovely. Her paintwork is probably average, lovely and shiny but some ripples here and there. One of her doors sits slightly out (standard Mini really) but this is only  since we fitted the new door rubber and it was relatively close before the new rubber was fitted (may benefit from tinkering if it did bother you).


She wears Cooper S reverse rims with new tyres, on the pictures one looks a slightly different shade but I think that’s the lighting.


2. Driving Her


She is supplied with 12 months MOT and no advisories for your peace of mind. She is also MOT exempt (MOT not required) and tax exempt (free road tax).


She has been upgraded from a  998cc to an early 1098cc 10H791AA (Clubman) of the same period. This engine is beautiful and ticks over like a sowing machine (see the video) of her running. Most parts are new or refurbished. She’s brilliant to drive, we have carried out a full service, fitted a brand new carburettor and electronic distributor (etc etc) and had her professionally set-up to optimise her performance.


The only real criticism I would throw at her (if I was particularly grumpy) is that when you first start her up in a morning you have to be delicate when engaging first gear (small noise as it engages if you're not delicate, none if you are delicate, likely slightly worn synchro) but this eases straight away once she’s moved through the gears and can easily be avoided with care. Standard Mini really.


3. History


She is HPI clear. Her speedometer reads 61,000 miles.


All in all a fantastic example, excellent underneath and a beautiful engine, one very rare and sought after Mini. She’s neither brand new or concourse, but lovely and a bargain as John let her go cheaply and we did some of the final bits ourselves in our free time as I intended to keep her. I have been overly critical above maybe.

1981 Leyland Mini Pick-up 1098cc - Postbox Red

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