1984 Austin Mini for sale 101201999
1984 Austin Mini
Streetside Classics - Nashville
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1984 Austin Mini

Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Nashville in LaVergne, Tennessee 37086

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With vintage looks and handling, this beautifully preserved 1984 Austin Mini is a great opportunity to own a great example of the car that started it all. Essentially every front-wheel-drive compact car that followed duplicated the Minis groundbreaking design, although very few, including its modern namesake, have ever managed to duplicate its combination of endearing personality and go-cart-like handling. Mini production continued for decades in England mostly because the cars were consistently popular. As a result, this slick blue Mini is instantly recognizable anywhere it goes, thanks in large part to the Union Jack proudly displayed on the roof. And while you may think the current Mini is small, this one is positively tiny, which is the whole point. Similar to other British makes, Minis can rust in the most demonic ways possible, but since this one benefits from decades of development and instant-collectable status, it has never really seen inclement weather and only has 70,300 kilometers on the clock. The doors fit nicely, the hood gaps are tight, and the trunk seals up nicely, all suggesting a high-quality car that has always been properly cared for. New chrome and rubber seals were used throughout, and the slender chrome bumpers fore and aft look great, as does that iconic horizontal grille with dual fog lights up front. We think youll find that when you see this car in person, youll have a hard time resisting it, which is all part of the charm. Inside, the diminutive external dimensions are stretched to their limits in every possible way, resulting in a surprisingly comfortable passenger compartment, particularly for front seat occupants. Updated gray cloth upholstery with orange piping forms the foundation of the utilitarian passenger compartment, but neatly fitted carpets and matching door panels soften the look and offer reasonable levels of noise and heat insulation. The sporty-nostalgia Moto-Lita steering wheel is, of course, on the correct side despite its British origins, and there are big, round gauges ahead of the driver. And thats one place youll see updates that reflect this cars 1980s production: a more modern steering wheel, standard 1980s Euro-style gauges, a kickin AM/FM/CD stereo, and modern switchgear thats a bit more familiar than the early cars. A 4-speed manual transmission sticks up directly from the transmission tunnel and offers decent action and positive gear selection. In back, two passengers will be perfectly happy for a cross-town jaunt, but if youre going farther than a few miles, its best used for storage, although the trunk itself is surprisingly roomy as well. The engine is a gutsy 998 cc inline-4 that runs superbly. Its not detailed for show under the bonnet, but with good maintenance throughout the years and only 70k kilometers on the clock, it has many fun years ahead of it. Ever since their debut, gearheads have been squeezing more performance out of the diminutive Minis various engines, because the unique chassis with its conical rubber springs practically begged for more horsepower. This one, however, remains quite stock and doesnt really seem to need more power, because its just a joy to drive. It starts easily, idles well, and pulls the little car around with genuine enthusiasm. The suspension offers a reasonable compromise between ride and handling, with the conical springs offering a modest amount of damping, so the shocks themselves dont need to be too stiff to do a good job. The low center of gravity combined with having the wheels pushed out to the very corners of the body give it instantaneous reflexes, a feeling enhanced by the Minilite-style John Brown wheels and relatively fat 175/50/13 radials. Yes, those are 13-inch wheels! Minis are beloved for many reasons, but perhaps most of all for their combination of utility and performance. Call today!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
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  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    70,300 miles
  • Engine
    998 cc
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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