ITALIAN JOB EDITION MINI, LESS THAN 2K MADE FOR BRITAIN & ITALY, 1275CC ENGINE
Fans of the original 1965 The Italian Job should take note of this one. Mini released a special edition in 1992 specifically celebrating the iconic film, and this is your affordable chance at a rare sight in the USA.
Made to look just like the little Coopers that raced around Italy, these limited edition Mini Mayfairs were only available in the original movie car colors, including this Electric Blue. More than just the correct color, it has driving lights, black bumpers & striping (to simulate the original light bar setup,) and proper Cooper wheels. And just in case you didn't already pick up on the movie connection, there's plenty of badging and decals to let everyone know how special this one is. The cool little story on these is that the limited edition run of cars happened in 1992. They only made 1,000 for Great Britain and 775 for Italy... Giving more to the UK, get the joke?
Part of what made the Mini so revolutionary was that despite its diminutive size, pushing the wheels to corners meant four people could genuinely fit inside. But while those roots are utilitarian, this one has been nicely upgraded to reflect its classic status. Stylish black buckets piped in red give it a sporty appearance. And this pattern is repeated throughout the interior for a great uniform quality. It's a true British icon, so people will be happy to see arrive with the steering wheel on the right. And when you sit down, you'll see the cool special edition three-spoke wheel that includes the Italian flag. Ahead of that is a full set of gauges, including a tach, which is a luxury Michael Caine never had. Heck, the improved heater/defrost and AM/FM/cassette stereo are also great reasons form him to upgrade to this much later model Mini.
Under the hood is the original 1275cc four-cylinder engine. This A+Series motor is a well-known and widely used powerplant that found a home in plenty of British vehicles, which makes parts availability quite easy. This was the largest engine that could fit in these little cars, which gave them impressive performance even for 50 hp – especially under the control of the four-speed manual. Combine the quick nature with front disc brakes and the steering that is so exact it feels telepathic, and you've got in your hands all the reasons why people are passionate about driving.
When was the last time you saw one of these special editions for sale in the USA? You already know how rare this Mini is, and so at this price, you also know how quick you have to be to grab this deal. Call today!!!
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- Cassette Player
- Numbers Matching
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
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