The Austin Mini was an incredible critter, a tiny field on wheels with surprisingly roomy passenger area and agile drivability, which put lots of them on race tracks competing towards sports activities automobiles of the period.
The Decide of the Day is a 1961 Austin Mini Countryman, a longer-wheelbase model of the British staple designed to develop cargo area and value. To not point out including a contact of aptitude with its wood-framed cargo mattress.
the Morris Minor wagon that went earlier than, the Countryman isn’t fairly an precise woody
however a trendy illustration that tugs on the nostalgia strings. The double barn doorways within the rear open to a
stowage space that makes the Mini Countryman usable for enterprise and trip
The Countryman model additionally provides to the long-lasting type of the groundbreaking Mini, which pioneered the front-wheel-drive, transverse engine design that’s so prevalent in passenger automobiles right now.
“However the bigger Countryman model can be a
extra distinct and rarer solution to rejoice a motoring icon,” in response to the
Lithia Springs, Georgia, seller promoting the little gem on ClassicCars.com. “After
all, the actual wooden body provides it the looks of an iconic American surf
wagon… however in a extra European dimension.
“It provides you a shocking quantity of cargo room for its diminutive dimension, which will get our minds racing in regards to the distinction sensible makes use of for this classic wagon.”
The left-hand drive Mini is powered by an 850cc A-series 4-cylinder engine, which could be small however “It’s a part of the spine of English motoring, which makes it fairly hardy and straightforward elements availability,” the vendor says.
“When matched with the four-speed handbook
transmission, the efficiency might be fairly nippy,” the vendor provides. “Add in a
good modern-tread tire and steering that’s so precise it feels telepathic, and
you’ve bought in your fingers all of the the reason why individuals are captivated with
driving a Mini.”
The odometer reveals simply 37,265 miles, though there’s no indication within the advert as as to if that’s precise mileage. Neither is there point out of restoration historical past, although it does look tremendous good within the images with the advert.
The Mini comes with a surfboard to hook onto its chrome roof rack, enjoying off the woody theme. The wooden trim seems to be in fine condition.
asking value is $23,995, which I’d prefer to say is a variety of automotive for the cash,
however that sounds facetious with a automotive so small.
To view this itemizing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.