Brand new to the mini scene but looking to purchase first one as have always loved them.
Wasn't sure where to post this so please move to appropriate section if erroneous but am quite urgently seeking forum advice on this mini I saw today. I am from London but based in France - the mini for sale is a 1983 mini 1000 left hand drive. I will be using the car exclusively here in the South of France (I mention this because it gets very hot here in summer.)
During inspecting the car this morning I took the following notes:
Engine no: 12HC04AA 109314 (I believe this is a 1275cc Metro cold climate 2.95 CWP 1985 SPEC)
The repaint took place at least 5 years ago and there are no signs of corrosion anywhere.
Other details from the advert:
SU HIF 44 double body carburettor
I've attached as many photos as might be useful - I suppose what I'm looking for is any advice on whether I shouldn't buy this car or for any blatantly offending parts of the car - especially given this has a Metro engine in (and a cold climate variant at that too.)
Mini 1 copy.jpg 100.02K 3 downloads
Mini 3 copy.jpg 179.53K 2 downloads
New engine.jpg 48.93K 5 downloads
IMG_3372 copy.jpg 54.76K 3 downloads
Suspension.jpg 53.56K 6 downloads
Engine middle.jpg 55.64K 1 downloads
Mini 2 copy.jpg 91.56K 2 downloads
Mini 5.jpg 48.48K 3 downloads
Mini 6.jpg 38.94K 1 downloads
Price is about £10K
Many thanks for all feedback.