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MINI VAN LEYLAND 95 1977 (short MOT)
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09 Apr, 2012 16:33:19 BST
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Stoke on Trent , Staffordshire, United Kingdom


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Manufacturer: Mini
Colour: Grey Model: --
Engine Size: 998 cc Type: --
Power: -- Mileage: --
Seats: 4 Doors: 2
MOT Expiry: May 2012 Model Year: 1977
Drive Side: -- Reg. Date: 18 Mar 1977
Road Tax: -- Exterior: --
Previous Owners: 11 V5 Document: Present
Transmission: Manual Manufacturer's Warranty: --
Fuel: Petrol In-Car Audio: --
Service History: -- Interior/Comfort Options: Sunroof
Safety Features: --

Here is for auction my 1977 leyland mini van selling due to lack of use last summer  only been out in it on the sunny days  not many ! and 4 shows !!  i have only had this van since Feb 2009  having located it in deep Hampshire it had undergone extensive restoration (fully documented on a cd  picture disc available with all receipts to the buyer)  in 2007 /2008 bare shell rebuild and change of engine (see example pics 11 &12 from the cd) from the original 850cc to a 998cc   all this work was carried out at the previous owners garage by a portsmouth mechanic the car was originally located in a field in a Hampshire garden centre  having stood there for many years and in a real sorry state

 with a short mot till end May 25 2012 it flew through last year , tax it is scorned at present because i dont use it in winter and it has been in my garage since November.

  It  boasts a stainless steel thru exhaust pipe with big bore box and twin pipes  qualityCobra Monacco S bucket seats , a new custom built vinyl dash with many Smiths gauges  (these need connecting as the dash only put in recently) it has a fitted mini folding back seat  so can sit four although no belts in the back   all the brakes, cylinders ,shoes, brake pipes have been replaced they are still drum type  but now are accompanied by 12"minilite alloy wheels  rather than the old steel 10" ones

All the floor was replaced with new panels and doors and many other body parts rubbed down to bare metal i have many pics and receipts to prove the extensive restoration this car has undergone a new petrol tank and shock absorbers starter solenoid, battery  steering wheel  door rubbers etc all replaced   the car is now a dark matt grey  and looks  good  but by no means show standard as it is 98% complete and requires some small jobs to finish it off . The mini has got a sunroof but i have never used it, all the locks work i will include in the sale a large box of mini bits and bobs i had with the car when i bought it sealed beams,  lights/wipers /radiator/brake bits starter motors /dizzy cap new points and condensers, things i have picked up at the shows last year.  

you can view this van prior to bidding  by contacting me via e mail infact i would prefer this because remember you are bidding to buy and i dont want tyre kickers or hagglers coming round before or after the sale  so satisfy yourself before  any backouts and i report you to e bay if you are a genuine buyer of a classic  British motor history you will also be prepared  to travel and veiw this  van  in person ,i did  travelling all the way to Bournemouth to view it before purchase.

i wont deal with so called agents or  sailors living abroad  / nigerians wanting it for their mum or any other  bandits /scammers   done that last year  so dont bother e mailing i will report any suspicious dealings to the police 


A few things the van requires and to note

 the heater unit is the single speed one and works when it feels like it    i have put a running hose pipe through it 2 times  i think its a air lock problem or debris in the heater matrix   sometimes its hot other times it blows cold   its a early mini thing!   No headlining in cab or rear and internal light works but not fitted in roof   the signage is vinyl so will peel off no probs

the speedo is not callibrated to the new 12" wheels  so is 8mph out at 45mph

 a new sender unit was fitted  by Mini_Mine Stoke recently & fuel gauge problem now solved   included in the sale  a period  boxed radio that i have not got round to fitting yet.Note the small mini halogen spots on the front a recent addition so you can see where you are going on high beam  they work alongside the original sealed beam headlights which arent really up to the job on todays standards.  slight tappet noise on starting this week so tappets may need resetting

The rear doors have some bubbles of rust under the paint at the bottom   and need rubbing down ,and there is a  flaked off area on the top right hand  (drivers side) wing  

 I have taken the mini van to the National Mini  show at Uttoxeter Staffs during the show season where it recieved a lot of attention.the van drives well for a 35 year old car and is a reliable starter but battery may need charging with standing in my garage.Remember  this is a classic minivan so its not really going to be suitable for picking your mates up to go into town these vans were in their day very good but on todays standards/roads they are unreliable, high maintinance, slow and lack the creature  comforts of todays modern  vehicles . The mileage on this van is unknown the clock says 63k but this was fitted by me and the previous one did not work  i do know that in the last 18months the van has done only 750miles this includes the 240 miles i drove up to stoke from new forest Hampshire.  

 So there you have it .....Mini vans like this are becoming rare and a bit of an icon these days you dont see many on the roads most of them have rusted away this one is in really good condition look at the pics of it from underneath all new and the famous notorious brakes all replaced  so very little needed to do in the coming years the price reflects how rare these are with the work carried out will look great as a advertising media vehicle  like the one for my own  business now on it This van certainly pulls in the crowds even filling up at a petrol station someone always comes over to look at it.

 i set the start price at a reasonable level and therefore not included a reserve because people always ask what it is and lets face it  you are not going to get a van like this for £500 

Come and View it if you wish  remember no tax so you need to trailer it away  and although you may want to tax it on collection i would not reccomend a great distance drive  before it gets a full service having been standing for six months  cash on collect with £200 paypal deposit on end of auction no drafts /cheques  or transfers 

wow thurs 9pm 1500 views 97 watchers

fri 1pm 1850 views 107 watchers

sat 11pm 2096v  122 watchers

saturday afternoon  just put a charged battery on and started her up   after 4 months  sitting there  a bit of a splutter then after it roared into life  a pleasure as always  these minis so much fun  !!!!!

 thank you       any questions



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