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Mini Rio Full Cooper Spec with Professional Fast Road Engine Build + Premium ICE

Sale price: £3,500.00 make an offer

Car location: Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom

Seller's notes: Exceptional for year. Recent renovation, bodywork sound with recent respray and reconditioned engine and Gearbox.

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Mini Rio Full Cooper Spec with Professional Fast Road Engine Build + Premium ICE for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.1) based on 314 votes
Welcome to this auction for our Classic Mini Rio.  We have owned the car since 2008 having purchased from a private seller who had recently completed a full bodywork and interior renovation with a professional respray in the original pearlescent Caribbean Blue. unique to the limited edition Rio of which only 750 were produced.   Following our acquisition of the car. we took it to renowned Mini specialists ML Motorsport who carried out a complete engine and gearbox rebuild. and complete suspension overhaul including hi-lo suspension with new rubber cones and uprated KYB dampers.  The engine work was carried out to ML Motorsports "Fast Road" specification which includes a 1310cc kit with the HIF44 carb. new clutch and balanced and lightened flywheel.   This results in an engine that picks up cleanly. has lots of torque and is easy to drive.   Therefore the entire chassis and engine have been renovated and uprated.
As if that were not enough. we have had a premium sound system professionally fitted by Alarming Entertainment with 4 Alphasonik speakers and a top end Alpine head unit.  This provides excellent sound quality with bluetooth for your phone via an integrated speaker system and MP3 socket.  So you have both the engine and ICE!

In addition the car also benefits from -
Full Leather Cooper interior12" Supalite alloys with Falken TyresAP Lockheed calipersWalnut dashMagnolia Smiths clocksetTwin tank conversionStainless Twin exit exhaustHalogen headlampsK&N air filterStainless steel overridersMountney wood steering wheelWood gearknobCentre walnut armrestPaddy Hopkirk pedals and mats12 volt power supply in dashHeavy duty wiper motorProfessionally fitted Cobra Thatcham Cat One alarm and imobiliser
When we bought him. the MOT showed 68k recorded miles. however the current MOT shows 6. 00 miles as this reflects the mileage travelled since the renovation which included a new Smiths clockset.  Other notable parts replaced include water pump. fuel pump. coil. radiator. alternator. clutch slave cylinder. brake discs. brake lines. rear subframe. radius arms. windscreen. rubbers. dizzy. high output HT leads. carpets. headlining etc.  I have boxes full of receipts running to over £7000 detailing everything that has been done in recent years and supporting the staggering amount of work has been done to make it the outstanding car it is today (just one of these is pictured here).     
In recent years the car has been maintained regardless of cost by Kingfisher Classic Cars in Kent.  It has recently had a full service and is ready to go.
The car is very comfortable on the motorway and will keep up with modern traffic easily. surprising a good few not hatches. handling is superb benefiting from new or improved suspension components and slightly wider tyres which allow for good rubber without being so wide that the legendary Mini handling is spoiled.  
We have a valuation certificate of £6. 00 from the British Mini Club for our agreed insurance valuation policy.  The reserve price is set significantly below this value so you have the opportunity to buy a classic piece of British motoring history at a great price all ready to enjoy the summer.  
Please remember you are bidding to BUY - not to view and haggle!    A deposit via Paypal will be required within 24 hours of the completion of the auction.  If this is not received the car will be relisted. The balance payment should be by bank transfer or cash please. although the car will not be released until all funds are cleared.    
All questions and especially viewings are welcome.  Please contact me via e-mail or on my mobile 07720412509.
We will not ship overseas nor are we interested in a PX.  Buyer collects.   

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