24th Apr, 2024 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

  Lot 26

1980 Austin-Morris Mini 95L Van

Sold for £11,812

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: RGK 78V
Chassis No: XLV10000685417
MOT: Exempt

  • Subject to an extensive restoration in 2018
  • Recently shod with new rear tyres and last serviced in 2022
  • Offered with a collection of invoices, handbook and a workshop manual

Introduced in January 1960, the Mini Panel Van utilised a stretched version of its saloon car sibling’s platform, it sported a pressed steel grille, sliding windows and external door hinges throughout its twenty-three year production life. In 1978, the commercial vehicles were renamed to 'Mini 95', reflecting the 0.95 ton gross weight of the van and pick-up. In 1979, an 'L' pack was introduced, which included front carpets, houndstooth cloth centre sections to the seats, additional sound-proofing and a passenger sun visor.

This 1980 Austin Morris 95L van reached the end of four-year extensive ‘regardless of cost’ restoration in c.2018, with the bodywork restored and repainted along with an overhaul of the mechanicals. We are told the bodyshell was dipped, any rust removed and new panels fabricated. Brightwork was replaced along with glass, rubbers and seals. Not stopping at that, an all new interior and headlining was fitted and bespoke, stained and varnished wooden trim benefitting the load space area.

The mechanical areas received a new rear subframe and auxiliaries, a reconditioned front subframe and, as upgrades, electronic ignition and a 10" disc brakes fitted to the front. Importantly, the engine was refurbished with the cylinder head being overhauled with new valves, gaskets and seats etc.

Presented in Ermine White the general condition is still excellent inside and outside, the underneath has been treated to Lanoguard. In 2022, the van was the subject of a full lubrication and service, that included a re-jet of the SU carburettors. The van was given new rear tyres in January 2024. Accompanying 'RGK 78V' is a full folder of history and paperwork. Registered as an Historic vehicle, there is a Heritage Certificate present, a spare key, a collection of old MOTs and invoices, an original handbook, a workshop manual, a period sales brochure and the current V5C Registration Document.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 24th Apr, 2024

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