Up for sale is this lovely little wagon that had much love and attention by a friend of us who was transferred to another Country on his job and he couldn’t take it with him. We help him buying the car before he left but we want to get our money back now to use it in other personal projects that we have now.
This car has spent most of its life indoors. The 850cc engine is crisp, reliable and efficient. The body is very solid and the car is all original. It’ seems to be an old restoration, but my friend bought it already like this and he kept it all original (even with the European plates). For what we know, the car has been upgraded with an electric pump (which is a very common upgrade) and it runs flawlessly! . The seating, carpet and door cards look original, never replaced and in very good shape.
This car is set up to use as a reliable, inexpensive, daily or weekend driver that will provide many smiles. Everywhere you go the car is an instant attention grabber, focus of many pictures!!!
For what we see, there are not too many 1965 Austin Mini Countryman Woodies 850 in original/untouched shape like this one, so here is a great opportunity for you to grab a running and driving classic for a little less of what the market price is for this vehicle
The car is titled under my partner name here in Florida, ready to be transferred.
You are more than welcome to come or send somebody to inspect the car before the listing ends. Also we can help you to prepare the car for shipping (at your cost) or take the vehicle to any shipper close by (shipping choice and payment it’s up to you, but we will be more than happy to help you with whatever you will need or whatever we can help!) The details contained in this listing are based on our review of the vehicle and any errors or omissions are unintentional. Keep in mind that this is a 53 year old used car, It is not a new car and will not be fresh and perfect like that new one.
A little bit of history…
Morris Mini Traveller and Austin Mini Countryman (1960–69)
These models were two-door estate cars with double barn-style rear doors. Both were built on a slightly longer chassis of 84 inches (2.1 m) compared to 80.25 inches (2.038 m) for the saloon.
The early Morris Mini Traveller and Austin Mini Countryman cars had an internal fuel tank located on the left hand side of the rear load area. This is identifiable by the fuel filler cap being on the left hand side of the car just below the rear window. In October 1961 the fuel tank was relocated to the underneath of the car and the filler cap was moved to low down on the right hand side of the car – the same configuration that was already in use on the Mini Van.
From the start of production both models had a decorative, non-structural, ash wood trim on the rear body, in the style of a pre-war shooting-brake (British name for our Station Wagons). This gave the car a similar appearance to the larger Morris Minor Traveller and gave rise to these cars simply being called a woodie. It is a popular misconception that the difference between the Traveller and the Countryman is the wood trim. An all steel version of both the Traveller and the Countryman without the wood trim was launched for export markets in April 1961 and for the home market in October 1962, but the woodie version remained more popular.
In October 1967 the Mk2 version was launched with the same changes as the saloon (car).
Approximately 108,000 Austin Mini Countrymans and 99,000 Morris Mini Travellers were built.
The Mini Traveller and Countryman Register was created in 2009 to help locate and preserve the remaining Mini Traveller and Countryman cars.
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||MAW4L631223||Mileage:||90,000|
|Exterior Color:||Light Blue||Make:||Mini|
|Interior Color:||Light Blue||Model:||Classic Mini|
|Number of Cylinders:||4||Trim:||Countryman Woodie|
|Body Type:||Estate||Drive Type:||FWD|
|Warranty:||Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty||Vehicle Title:||Clear|
|Sub Model:||850||For Sale By:||Private Seller|