This British spec Mini Clubman is one of few on Australian shores, and different in many ways to the Australian Clubman and later Aussie Leyland Minis. This is the MK3 Mini body shell, which can be purchased brand new for just over $14,000 AUD - see it here. The most obvious difference between this shell and the Australian shells / MK1 shells generally is the internal hinged doors, as appear on all MK3 onward minis including the later Rover Minis. However, there are many other changes that are less noticeable. For instance: larger drains on the roof gutter corners, a welded bonnet slam panel (as opposed to the bolted Australian design), among many other subtle differences.
The car is perfectly suited for a project such as a 1275 GT or Mini GTS tribute, or simply to build it as you want and fit it out with all the Rover gear (of which there is a huge factory range and variety). All Rover trim and accessories are compatible with this MK3 body. There are plenty of places in Australia that sell the trim and other parts for the cars, such as Minisport's Rover only section here; their trim section, and Oz Minisport.com - which has a large selection. You could also import a cheap rusty late model rover mini that can't be registered, and transplant all the gear straight into this body. This car has been and can be registered in NSW (number plates last registered with are in the images - It was last on the road probably 30 years ago).
A lot of bodywork has been completed, as detailed in the images. This includes new A panels, sills (internal and exterior), floor pans, air vent holes (behind dash corners), new front driver's mudguard, plated edges of rear seat, new battery box, and some repairs around the front driver's headlight. Very little welding is required to have the body ready for finishing and paint, with just the lower door-skins and a couple of other small spots - one being at the base of the rear passenger wheel arch. The car has evidence of a minor accident repair weld in the rear trunk floor corner (just behind the fuel tank). It looks like a new rear panel was welded on - which also likely explains why the beaver panel had no rust - I'm assuming it would also have been replaced at the time of repair.
For the work so far completed, the car was taken off its sub-frames, completely stripped, sandblasted and undercoated. Prior to the front sub-frame being installed, the engine bay was painted 2-pack metallic BRG (2004 Mini Cooper S paint code 895). The intention was to paint the car this colour, with a white roof. The engine bay is very dusty in the images, but the paint is in great condition. The sub-frames were also sandblasted, painted 2-pack gloss black, and re-assembled with new rubbers / bushes. The rear left still needs a cone installed. I note that the original sub-frames which I removed were hydrolastic - which I've replaced with the rebuilt rubber cone frames. The car rolls and steers fine, and has been fitted with a new steering rack, so it can be easily transported on and off a trailer. The brakes are not hooked up (no handbrake either).
Sad to see it go as I've had the car for some 17 years. However, I've got 2 other projects to focus on getting on the road, and would like a bit more space in the garage. The sale is not urgent so if I don't get any bites I'll simply hold onto it.
Inspection can be arranged on weekends, near Gosford NSW. Contact Tim by signing in and clicking the contact seller button above.
A very rare find on carsales - this 1985 E24 BMW M635csi is one of only 524 Factory RHD examples built. Finished in its original Alpine White over Pacific Blue leather, it comes with its original manuals and toolkit. Limited information was given at the time of sale, but good to have this one on the register. Check out the others on the BMW M635CSI / E24 M6 register.
This example was offered on BAT in late 2017 - with bids to $3,050 at auction. An excellent solid example of the rare MKII Corona. Not sure of the exact colour code (havent seen one in Australia the same colour..). Came with all export papers and details. No service history, but looks to have been very well looked after.
If you have one, add your car to the register! See the others on the Toyota MKII Corona Register.
A solid example of the 242 GT - this one a 1980 model with the front end changed over with 264 parts. This example was offered for sale in October 2018, asking $8,500 - with the seller noting the car is a one owner example.. Interestingly it has a Holden Commodore V6 3.8 ltr from a VN installed, with an auto transmission (this is an engine based on the GM Buick block).
Although it sold relatively well in Australia, 240k coupes rarely come up for sale, and prices of classic Skyline related vehicles have been going through the roof in the past decade. Known in other markets as the C110 Skyline, this represents a unique opportunity to purchase an Australian delivered example before it gets snapped up by an overseas collector.
The seller of this GT notes it’s been in the family for many years. We’re particularly excited that we’re able to showcase this car on Classic Register, as the only other example of a 240K coupe currently available is asking nearly $70,000 (here on carsales). That goes to show where prices of restored 240Ks could head, and makes the restoration costs for an example like this seem very worthwhile.
Originally fitted with a 6-cylinder 2.4l engine, a 2.6l has since been installed in this car (from a 260Z). It has a 5-speed manual gearbox, twin SU carburettors and a worked camshaft. A custom aluminium radiator and electric thermo fan have also been installed to improve reliability and cooling, and the battery has been relocated to the trunk. Add to that list a new starter motor and alternator, and the car is ready for the next lucky Datsun enthusiast.
Inside, the front seats have been re-trimmed, and are in excellent condition. The trim overall is in great order, with little to spend. In terms of the body, the car has some rust in the usual places (rear quarter panels) which would need to be tended to. A new rust-free bonnet has been installed, and the rest of the car is relatively solid.
For more information or to book an inspection, please contact Ben (preferably by text or email) by clicking the contact seller button above.
We spoke to the seller of this little survivor just before it sold. Just holding onto life, and certainly worth restoring, this GT was sold as a shell excluding the motor (which the seller was using in another project). This wasn't so much of an issue given that the motor in the car was not a genuine GT unit..
Otherwise, everything appears to be in place! Twin tanks, 7.5 inch brakes - it was asking $4K at the time (not sure what it actually sold for though). This only lasted a day online before it was snapped up..
This genuine matching numbers MK1 Cooper S is offered for sale in NSW’s Sutherland Shire, and has what we consider one of the best factory colour combinations available on the MK1 (Special Burgundy on Snow White). According to the ausmini MK1 Register, this is one of a small batch of Cooper S vehicles of this particular colour scheme built during 1967, with Snow White replacing Toga White around September that year.
The seller notes the vehicle’s body is very solid, with all rust professionally removed and plated. Paint and body work was completed approximately 3 years ago, and the only issue of note is a small dent in the trunk lid – a spare panel is provided with the sale. The exterior of the car is all to original specifications, other than the aftermarket wood and picket style plastic arches which could be easily removed if the new owner desires.
Inside, this example also keeps true to its factory specifications with the exception of a period Motolita style steering wheel, with correct red vinyl trim (re-trimmed a couple of years ago and in great condition). Amazingly, the door trims, headliner and carpet are all original – particularly hard to come by these days, and a testament to the vehicle’s owners over its life. The car is missing its original heater, however, we've seen a few come up for sale online recently which suggests they can be fairly easily sourced.
Importantly, this is a matching numbers car, with the body stampings and engine number matching the vehicle ID plate on the firewall. As a genuine Cooper S, all other identification features are where they should be. For more information on what makes a genuine S, see Classic Register’s MK1 identification guide.
The engine was rebuilt approximately 6 years ago at a cost of $6.500.00, and now runs perfectly. The only non-original mechanical fitting is a MK2 all-synchro gearbox. The car has done very little work since the engine rebuild, with just a few small trips on weekends. It also comes with a set of minilite style wheels with good road-legal race tyres fitted. A set of original steel Cooper S rims would not be hard to source if desired – often coming up on Ebay and Gumtree.
The car is currently on club registration – which is non-transferable. The seller doesn’t foresee any issues preventing the car from obtaining a roadworthy certificate.
For more information, please contact Jason by clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
An example of a race prepped GTS offered for sale by classic car specialists in October 2018. This one doesn't look too original (wrong flares, alternative paint job, non-original interior to account for the racing equipment etc, but does appear to have the correct chassis number for a GTS. Check out the others on the South African Mini GTS register.