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1989 Classic Mini 30

1989 Mini Classic Mini

Make: Mini
Model: Classic Mini
Type: Coupe
Year: 1989
Mileage: 68,847
VIN: 00000000000000000
Color: Red
Engine: 998cc
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Red/Black
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
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SELLING FROM TEXAS. ALREADY CLEARED CUSTOMS/EPA/DOT AND IS REGISTERED IN US.
This 1989 Austin Mini is a 30th Anniversary Edition, one of only approximately 200 Mini 30's finished in Cherry Red Metallic. This vehicle has had two owners, myself and the Englishmen I bought it from while stationed in the United Kingdom.
VIN: Imported SAXXL2S1N20445387
It is not my daily driver and has less than 67,000 original factory miles. the engine was certified original at the time of export from the United Kingdom in 2017 as per the DOT Import Regulations.
Almost all of the part are factory original including the interior, factory etched windows, and license plates.
I have ALL of the original paperwork and service history, Englishmen are meticulous about keeping the paperwork. I have copies of the original V5(UK Pink Slip), Import/EPA/DOT/Customs documents, and all other US State registration documentation.
The vehiclehas been registered in VA, by yours truly, and is now currently registeredin TX.
If you need additional factory information, such as weigh for shipping, it can be found online:http://www.automobile-catalog.com/car/1989/1706690/mini_30_automatic.html
Oh, and did I mention it has a NEW battery?!?!WOW.
If you have ANY questions about this wonderful classic, any at all, PLEASE ask.
We can discuss shipping.

On Aug-06-18 at 16:45:35 PDT, seller added the following information:

Sorry I didn't include this earlier when I replied:

New message from: jibby1000 (24)
Good Evening,
We’re long time MINI owners (since 2002) and now are looking for a Mini (classic) with a great story behind it.
Can you tell us a little bit about the original owner and how they came to own it? What is the story of how you came to own it?
Regarding documentation, do you have the original owners manual?
Regarding the rust - was it under a cover (or how did it get rust in the places shown in the pictures)? How is the floor rust? How is the rust on the inner and outer sills?
Regarding the engine - ever rebuilt? Last tune and carb adjustment?
Any information provided appreciated.
Regards,
-Ed
New message from: jibby1000 (24)
Good Evening,
We’re long time MINI owners (since 2002) and now are looking for a Mini (classic) with a great story behind it.
Can you tell us a little bit about the original owner and how they came to own it? What is the story of how you came to own it?
Regarding documentation, do you have the original owners manual?
Regarding the rust - was it under a cover (or how did it get rust in the places shown in the pictures)? How is the floor rust? How is the rust on the inner and outer sills?
Regarding the engine - ever rebuilt? Last tune and carb adjustment?
Any information provided appreciated.
Regards,
-Ed
New message to: jibby1000
Good Morning Mr. Ed,
Thank you for your interest in this mini! While I was stationed in the UK, I did some time in Eastern Africa, and upon my return back into the UK I started my search for a unique vehicle that I could bring back state side with me to remind me of my time there. I searched Craigslist and Gumtree without much luck and eventually found myself on eBay looking at this red mini 30, such as yourself right now. I messaged the owner, who lived in a small but extremely nice village about 30 minutes north of London. He was far from a car guy but loved he mini and at one point took excellent care of the mini. That was up until his daughter was born and the mini became just another thing sitting in his garage. I'm not sure if it was that he didn't feel safe driving it with her or just a lack of time, but the car would only see sunlight a few times a year. When it was in the garage, his now 7 year old daughter would actually sit driver seat and play in it. When the V5 was signed and the keys were handed over, his daughter was actually more upset to see it go then him I think. Up until that point I hadn't had much experience driving manuals, let alone a 1989 mini right hand drive in the UK. After only a few stalls and two hours on the road, I made it home. When I first purchased the mini the rust wasn't as bad, really the only spots were the window and the hood, and I was confident within my capabilities to eventually fix it up one day. Unfortunately, I underestimated the project, the lack of time, and the lack of space I would have to work on the vehicle. With my short ownership of the mini in the UK and on the east coast, the rust grew, most likely from the hard winter where a lot of road salt was kicked up. Road salt and old paint do not mix!

New message to: jibby1000
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Regarding documentation I have literally every vehicle immanence and inspecting that this car has ever had, to include its original manual, the original radio/radio-code, along with paperwork from my time of ownership such as import documents, registration, and maintenance.
Since my ownership the car has not been kept under a cover and the original owner kept it in a garage. I'm not exactly sure how he rust spots formed where they did but the original quality of craftsmanship could play into it. I'm not sure.
The floor does not have rust on the inside but the undercharge seems lit there could be some.
The electric is spotty to say at best. The headlights work fine but the turn signals and break lights intermittently work. I am no expert by any means but I think there could be an issue with a negative somewhere.
The last tiem the carb was tuned was by a mechanic at Foreign Car Service, 501 Bashford Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314 - They were working on some issue with the starter cap (I think).
Ill send some photos by the end of the day of everything we discussed and get back to you on the exact part replaced during that visit in Alexandria.
Very Respectfully,
Kar.sher
Mr. Karol