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06.10.2013: £4,000.00

Car location: Wymondham, United Kingdom
Seller's notes: In excellent condition, having been restored in 2009.
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Rover
Year: 1996
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 2
Color: GREY
Mileage: 75,000
Seats: 4
Engine: 1275 cc
Previous Owners: 6
Safety Features: Alarm, Rear seat belts, Safety Belt Pretensioners
Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Catalytic Converter
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1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.05) based on 281 votes
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  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored
  •  1996 ROVER MINI EQUINOX GREY - Restored

For sale is our classic 1. 3 injection Mini Equinox. This is one of 750 of the Equinox models made and one of only 250 charcoal grey ones produced. This car was restored by myself in 2009 (details of work done/parts fitted below). It has had lots of updated parts fitted with a total restore cost of around £6. 00.


Receipts for all parts and also a CD containing extensive photos from the restoration will be supplied. I also have extensive mini tools/spare parts (boxes of nuts/bolts) which can be supplied and others purchased if required. This is an ideal car for someone to take on who wishes to ‘roll up their sleeves' and get into the ongoing process of maintaining and preserving this fine British car!


We part reluctantly due to circumstances – we now need a 5 door car for daily drive as our kids have grown up – this mini has been spoilt by only being used in fair weather and kept in the garage (it's never seen snow and not seen rain for months!). It's been very reliable. with no mechanical issues to date. Starts first time every time.


The car is fully wax oiled underneath and this has been re-applied annually. There is a spare wheel in the boot (steel type). The car jack holes have been welded over to prevent rusting and a small trolley jack will be supplied with the car (much safer anyway as the standard mini jack is terrifying!)


It has been regularly serviced by me. with oil changes etc as required. It regularly passed its MOT without issues – just a few minor advisories last time. The next MOT is due January 2014. Tax next due January 2014 (currently £135 for 12 months). All paperwork supplied inc previous MOT's etc. Mileage is almost 75. 00. Car will come with some items for servicing such as fan belts/spark plugs etc.


Whilst no classic Mini can be said to be truly rust free I can say that I'm not aware of any significant rust problems on the car – I'd invite people to check for themselves or bring along a knowledgeable person to confirm this (all carpets are loose and can be removed).


The rear subframe will need to be replaced in the next few years. It's not mentioned in the MOT as yet but this will be required. Not a hard job!


Any questions please ask – also happy to email extra photos.  


Terms: Deposit paid of £100 via paypal within 24 hours of end of auction to hold the car and the balance paid via cash on collection (no cheques) within 5 days. Please view the car before bidding as it is much better in the flesh. I want the buyer to be 100% happy with this purchase as I have been completely honest in this description. Those not familiar with Mini's -  Keep in mind this is a classic Mini from 1996. so it is not a new car and does not drive as a new car would (no power steering!) – It's far more fun!


Below is a list of parts fitted/work done as of 2009 (the term ‘new' in these descriptions relates to the time of restoration in 2009):


The car has been rebuilt using the following genuine Heritage panels:


·         Front Assembly

·         Wings (x2)

·         ‘A' Panels (x2)

·         Scuttle Panel

·         Scuttle closing panels (x2)

·         Sills (x2) – genuine ‘open' type – not the nasty boxed in types!

·         Floor Panel sections used to repair floor

·         Door Post Panel

·         Battery box

·         Part heel board



Both doors have been professionally reconditioned with new door skins and lower frames (and treated inside. including adding drain holes)

New rear valance fitted (non-genuine)

New ball joints fitted (x2)

New seam finishers fitted (x4)

New radius arm brackets (x2)

New suspension front upper brackets (x2)

New braided brake hoses (x4)

New front drilled/grooved disks (x2)

Reconditioned calipers (x2)

Reconditioned rear radius arms (x2)

New rear drum brake assemblies (complete. x2)

New door hinges (genuine. x4)

New wind-up window outer seals (x2)

New windscreen. inc rubber surround

New rear window rubber surround

New front grille complete

New rear lights rubber surround

New petrol filler rubber surround

New alternator (high capacity)

New battery

Monochrome union jack sticker on roof (in very good condition)

New engine earth strap and battery negative strap

New handbrake cables (x2)

New handbrake quadrants (x2)

New rear subframe fitting kit complete

New chrome wiper kit

New brake pipes throughout

New stainless steel front and rear bumpers

New front headlights (x2) (one now has a trace of rust inside and this is flagged in the MOT as an advisory)

New adjustable tie-bars (x2)

Reconditioned front arm bearings

New rear bearing kits (x2)

New front driver side CV joint

New complete car adjustable suspension Hi-Lo kit

New genuine Dunlop suspension cones (x4)

New Gaz adjustable shock absorbers (x4) - new top mounts fitted to front.

New HT leads

K&N Air Filter

New wiper motor park switch

New alloy wheels (x4) with lockable when nut (tread on all wheels is good)

New Wood & Pickett wheel arches (x4)

New exhaust assembly (from catalytic converter to rear of car)

Complete outer concourse re-spray in original colour (done at a Pontiac dealer!)

New dashboard fitted with battery/oil gauges as well as 12v socket and also rev counter installed (not standard on this model)

CB radio also fitted (with magmount and aerial if you fancy a convoy?)

Radio/MP3 player fitted (uses SD or USB cards – no CD player)

Sporty leather steering wheel fitted

‘lights left on' alarm fitted

3rd high brake light fitted in rear window for safety

Has the heater from a later MPi Mini. so is two speed rather than just on/off! (+ quieter)

New fuel filter fitted. Fuel hoses also changed.


In addition. the following work was carried out in July 2012:


New 2 core radiator (more efficient?)

Complete SPi silicon hose set. inc stainless steel jubilee clips

New RetroSport thermostat housing and sandwich plate

New fan belt

New water pump

New 88oC thermostat


. and regularly change the engine steady bushes!


. I think that's all??!!  ;-) 



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