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£8,950 or from £POA PM

20th May 1993

38,000 Miles


Diamond White

Black Tweed Interior

4 Speed Manual

2 Door Saloon

4 Seats

43 MPG


£160 Annual Tax

*** SOLD *** The original Mini  is considered an icon of 1960s British popular culture. Its space-saving transverse engine and front-wheel drive layout allowing 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage influenced a generation of car makers In 1999, the Mini was voted the second-most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS (also in stock) and Volkswagen Beetle The front-wheel-drive, transverse-engine layout of the Mini was copied for other "supermini" designs.

This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis. It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, and many other locations around the world – with ours being a Longbridge production.

The performance versions, the Mini Cooper and Cooper "S", were successful as both race and rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965, and 1967. In 1966, the first-placed Mini (along with nine other cars) was disqualified after the finish, under a controversial decision that the car's headlights were against the rules. 

On its introduction in August 1959, the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The Austin Seven was renamed Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969  In 1980, it once again became the Austin Mini, and in 1988, just "Mini" (although the "Rover" badge was applied on some models exported to Japan).  This is where our special Mini was exported to under that Rover name.

BMW acquired the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) in 1994, and sold the greater part of it in 2000, but retained the rights to build cars using the MINI name.

The Mini was offered in a number of limited editions that usually included a special combination of trim and badging, but some also included mechanical upgrades.


Inspired by the 1969 film,The Italian Job Special Edition was introduced in October 1992 and was designed to look like a Mini Cooper, but produced 50bhp and was based on the Mini Mayfair.

There were 1,000 RHD models produced in the UK over four colour variants.  This would approximately make this car 1 of 250.  An Additional 750 LHD were produced for the Italian market.  The 'Poster Boy' for the Rover Mini campaign was the White Version, which we present today.

We acquired this spritely little car at a car auction in October 2018, after being disappointed by a very rough Mary Quant which we thought better of.

The car was very well presented and has the original manual, stamped-up service book, Italian Job brochure and a folder full of service history.

An added bonus is a copy of Mini Magazine from September 1996 which a features on page 71 our Mini as winning 2nd place in the Coombe Abbey Masterclass (Original) Car Category.

We have done some preparation work on this car, with probably a little to go before delivery.

This vehicle was built as standard with the following specification:


  • Driver`s airbag

  • White grille

  • Black handles

  • Black bumpers

  • White Minilite alloy wheels

  • Two Spot-Lights

  • Back coloured wheel arches

  • Black bonnet stripes

  • Single coach-line, with The Italian Job decals

  • Black leather door cards

  • Black tweed seats with Italian Flag tabs

  • Black dash-board

  • Tinted glass

  • Three spoke steering wheel with Italian flag

  • Body-coloured wing mirrors

  • Opening rear quarter windows

The car has been kept standard since construction, apart from the addition of a Fletcher Cooling System, featuring an alloy radiator, dual fans and red silicone hoses.

Our prep for this car to ensure the very best future experience for its new owner:

  • Replacement petrol tank (with original restored part)

  • New battery

  • Brake fluid

  • Oil seal

  • Oil pressure switch

  • New brake fluid reservoir cap

  • New engine mount bushes

  • 2 x front Yoko pattern matched tyres

  • New washer bottle & motor

  • Front brake pads

  • Oil & filter

  • Re-installation of catalytic converter

  • Rewiring

  • Paintwork improvement

  • MOT

  • Detailing

​We are happy to present this car as is, or you may wish to choose from a range of options, including:

  • Entertainment System

  • Sat Nav

  • Replica vintage roof rack

  • Alarm & central locking

  • Electric power steering

  • Bespoking

  • World-wide shipping

  • Finance

This car is being sold with the following package:

  • 12 months MOT

  • 24 Months/6000 Miles Warranty

  • 24 Months UK AA Home Start, Road-Side Assistance & Recovery

  • Full tank of fuel

  • Free UK Mainland delivery

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