1982 Austin Mini Pickup

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This Pickup came to us in November 2006 for a full restoration.
We dismantled the Pickup to a shell and cut away the front wings , front panel, removed the doors & looked it over and ordered new half floor panels from M-Machine & 2 Heritage outer sills. The owner then asked us to put work on hold as he was sorting out the finances. Since we have always had plenty of work this was not a problem so we tucked it away and got on with other projects. As time passed we kept in contact with the owner and he said yes will move forward soon, this went on for 6 years!! In the end we said we need to continue so a decision has to be made. His life had changed so he could not move forward with the project and asked us to sell the pickup. He stated the sale price and we purchased the project from him in 2012, it has sat in our workshop ever since!

When the documents arrived we were shocked to see he had owned it from new and included the original bill of sale £3057.58 on the road in November 1982. 
We have registered the Pickup to us as a Motor trader so the next owner will be the 2nd official owner on the V5.
As you can see it does require restoration but is a good project as it has not been messed about and as far as I can see we have all the original parts all boxed up, seats, engine, gearbox, front subframe, trim etc - I seem to recall we disposed of the rear subframe in 2006 as it was beyond repair.  It has at some point had outer sills fitted but as mentioned new genuine ones + correct pressing floors are included. 
We had added a few photos of the doors which are pretty good so will need only minor repair which considering new genuine doors are £600 each that is a good saving. As you can see from the photos the important panels are good - buck, tailgate, roof, rear cabin panels etc. The floors will need repair but as you can see are original with all the metal strengthener plates and even the shell number is still there. 
Since we are booked up with restorations until March 2018 and we have another 1976 Pickup that was Dean's he had sign written in 1990 when he started the business as "Mr Mini" and a few other Minis that we own as well as a 1976 Triumph TR6 (needing restoration) we just cannot store all these cars so one has to go and although this is a better pickup than the 1976 one it is not as sentimental to us so it is up for sale.
We appreciate interested parties will want to see the pickup and all the parts BUT they are in storage so please make an appointment and we can arrange to get the boxes of parts out for you to look at.
Please ask any questions and we will do our best to answer them. 
We are not interested in offers, its been with us for 10 years & yes we need the space but we are not financially desperate, plus Pickups are slowly increasing in value.
 We have a trailer so we can deliver the Pickup to most mainland destinations, please ask for a deliver quote 


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