1976 Mini Pickup 1,275cc  Chassis no. XKU1-310169A

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Lot 316
1976 Mini Pickup 1,275cc
Registration no. UNP 579R Chassis no. XKU1-310169A

Sold for £ 16,875 (US$ 23,204) inc. premium
1976 Mini Pickup 1,275cc
Registration no. UNP 579R
Chassis no. XKU1-310169A
Odometer reading: 52,706
MoT expiry date: Exempt

*Professionally restored
*Thousands of pounds spent
*Tuned 1,275cc engine


Following the Mini saloon's introduction in August 1959, the van version of BMC's revolutionary small car arrived in January 1960, followed by the pickup in 1961. Built on a longer wheelbase than the saloon, the commercial Mini's front-wheel drive and compact independent rear suspension enabled it to match many more-expensive medium-sized vans for interior space. Identical - apart from the badging - Austin and Morris versions were built for the first nine years, the models being known subsequently as the Mini Van and Mini Pick-up.
Benefiting from thousands of pounds spent, this Mini Pickup has been treated to a 'last-nut-and-bolt' refurbishment by the owner's respected restoration company specialising in Aston Martins. All panels used are new Heritage items and the paintwork is 'better-than-factory' quality. The best Mini Pickup we have seen, the vehicle starts and drives without fault and with a tuned 1,275cc engine is extremely nippy!

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 93/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 24/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 3/5

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the correct registration number is UNP589R. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of this lot: click here
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1976 Mini Pickup 1,275cc  Chassis no. XKU1-310169A
1976 Mini Pickup 1,275cc  Chassis no. XKU1-310169A
1976 Mini Pickup 1,275cc  Chassis no. XKU1-310169A
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