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1964 Austin Mini Countryman

Features Overview Video
  • 1964
  • 4 Speed
  • Bad Ass
  • Mark 1
  • One year only model
  • Rare
  • Real Wood
  • rescues
  • Runs Great!
  • smog exempt

    What a cool Countryman / Traveler. She has all you need and has the optional heat system. Surf's Up!

    Proper British RIGHT HAND DRIVE is a blast!

    She's a recent So Cal rescue out of long term storage. We have revived her mechanicals, polished up her paint and revarnished her gorgeous woodwork in marine spar. Fresh tires, hoses and other bits here and there.

    Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our very cool 1964 Austin Mark 1 Mini Countryman Estate. This is the one you want in a great colour with Right Hand Drive.

    Recently revived from a long nap of some 12 years, She had spent 20 years with the southern California owner and was obviously well loved and cared for until his passing. A long time Surf City resident, this Mini embodies the local surf culture of Southern California.

    Rarity

    Thousands were produced yet relatively few remain in the wild today. Our research shows few available outside of England. Only occasionally are they even offered for sale.

    Exterior

    We think the paint is gorgeous. There are some flaws noticeable upon close inspection. Please review the video and see the photos. The wood is in overall good to excellent condition with a recent sanding and refinish in Marine Spar varnish. There is no rot that is so common with these cars. Nice chrome and accents. Genuine Minator Minilite style wheels really add to the look. US license plate fitted. The exterior door hinges and sliding windows validate this as a Mark 1 car.

    Interior

    Nice interior upholstery, carpet, dash and door panels. Leather steering wheel wrap. Nice dash. Shift knob. Seat belts. Fold down rear seat. Excellent panel fit. Barn doors in the rear. Headliner repaired a while ago but could be better. Cool floor mounted start button. Sliding windows with working latches. Cool rope-pull interior handles.

    Floors

    Floors were replaced years ago and are solid. See the photos

    Wheels, Tires

    10” Minator Minilite style wheels with fresh NEW Falken 165/70/10 tyres. Steel spare wheel and tyre.

    Engine

    Wonderful running 848cc motor. Engine plate reads 8AM-H573445. Fresh service The fuel tank and lines were cleaned and flushed. The radiator was as well and new radiator hoses were installed. Updated spin on oil filter. Proper zinc treated oil.

    Transmission

    4 speed manual transmission.

    Braking, Suspension

    Four wheel drum brakes. Brakes serviced. New Master cylinder, wheel cylinders, shoes and fluid flush. See photos. Hydrolastic suspension.

    Service

    Fresh service, turnkey and ready to go. New Interstate battery with warranty.

    Trim

    The trim is in good to excellent shape. See pics and video.

    Glass

    The glass is in good to excellent condition. Correct sliding windows. Cool period beach decals.

    Odometer

    The odometer shows 30300 miles.

    DMV / Documentation

    The title is clear. She is licensed and tagged here in California through mid 2019. No smog is required for California residents. Very low cost Antique registration and insurance for most US States. A binder with pictures, detailed information, receipts and specs is included.

    Comparables

    There are very few comparable Mini Traveler or Countryman Estate cars for sale at this time. Perhaps you can find a car that needs work or find the more common coupe. Find an Estate in excellent condition with great eye appeal and you have a very few cars indeed. Given the extreme scarcity of available cars, this Mini Traveler represents an outstanding value that can be enjoyed immediately as well as being an appreciating investment in automotive art.

    Inspection

    Please come inspect this great Mini before the listing ends. We are happy to meet you and show her off. The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Please keep in mind that this is a 54 year old used car. It is not a new car and will not be fresh and perfect like that new soul sucking Camry your Aunt Betty drives. If that’s what you are after, this is not your era, nor your car.

    Get in, push the bendix starter and step back in time to 1964.

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