I don’t know much about the original Minis, and I haven’t even seen the original Italian Job movie. What I do know is that this is one of the later cars (which probably makes it less collectable even though 99% of the people you see on a daily basis couldn’t tell the difference) and it looks adorable. It appears to be in fantastic shape, and even though it’s not much car for the money, it would probably be a hoot to drive. It’s amazing to see one of these parked next to a modern MINI, which is considered a small car by today’s standards – these earlier cars are positively dwarfed by the new ones. Still, given the choice between this and a used modern MINI as a weekend driver, I’d probably take this one every time.
March 18, 2013
As Seen on Craigslist – 1976 Mini Cooper