1989 Limited Edition Austin MINI SKY Almost 12 months MOT – Present (female) owner since 2001. A nice unrestored/unmolested example of a sought after classic mini. The photos were taken last Monday on the way back from the MOT test station. Much of the car is original although it is now 30 years old and obviously not new. The interior, like the rest of the car it is still as Austin Rover dispatched it from the factory back in 1989, down to the original stereo - (except the gear knob). Whilst in good order, there is general wear and tear to the interior as expected due ot its age, the drivers seat fabric has split. See photos. Externally, the car is still very presentable despite its age. Whilst the bonnet and bodywork from the A panels back are still on original paint, the front wings and A panels had repairs a few years back and have been resprayed and idealy need attention; Please look closely at the photos and ask questions if more info needed. One sill has been replaced (not a cover sill and the old sill was cut out), the other has been patched but we have a new sill that can go with the car if required. The subframe was replaced some years ago. Mechanically the SKY is in good order and I am not aware of any faults; there were no advises on the MOT test a couple of days ago either. It starts first time and drives nicely, clutch is light and comfortable to operate, steering is light and accurate, brakes are precise and true. It would make a nice nice little car for everyday use. A remote key fob securely immobilizes the car when not in use and a new battery was fitted for the MOT. The only modifications we have made is to fit an electronic ignition and the immobolizer. It comes with keys, remote fob, a steering lock, the original owners manual, a collection of receipts, mot certificates, tax disks and other items including the graphics still on a floppy disk! (can email them to you if you dont have a floppy drive). There were 500 diamond white MINI SKY’s built and 500 of its sister car, the MINI ROSE, out of the 1000 total cars made, only 80 or so remain. Sadly many of those have lost their identity, so to find a roadworthy, unrestored example of one of the most desirable Ltd editions is very rare. When we bought it almost 20 years ago they were even rare then! This SKY has been a much loved part of our family for the past two decades. It has seen our daughters grow up and in 2015 was even used for one of their weddings. It has been to countless shows and has brought a great deal of happiness to us and onlookers. We have looked after it to the best of our ability and repaired along the way.
|Category||Austin, British Classic Cars, Classic Cars|
|LHD / RHD||LHD|
|Private / Trade||Private|
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|Advert placed on||April 4, 2019 3:24 pm|