We are shipping a container of 6 classic Minis from Christchurch, New Zealand to Nashville, Tennessee.  They are all rust-free & great-running.  Being that these cars are from New Zealand, they are all right-hand-drive & over 25 years old.  The Minis are traveling in a 40-foot container from New Zealand to Savannah, GA; and from there, will be put on a train to Nashville, TN.  They should arrive sometime at the end of February 09.  Once we look at the cars, we will set a price & list them for sale.  If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ben@rocketown.org.  

Sunday, September 6, 2009

1974/92 Mini British Open Classic

This is a near perfect, highly collectible, Rover British Open Classic.  This is a very rare car.  They only made 1000 of these and only 10 are known to exist in the USA.  Jay Leno has one of them.  Make sure to watch my video on Youtube


The Mini British Open Classic was a limited run of 1000 cars for the UK market. And two limited runs for the German market, 1st run in 1992 and the 2nd in 1999, the last run was based on the Cooper MPi Sportpack

# 4 cylinder, transverse OHV, 1275cc. 50 PS (EEC) @ 5000 RPM with 3 way catalyst.

# All independent, rubber cone springs, telescopic dampers.

# Rack and pinion.

# Servo-assisted, dual circuit system, discs front, drums rear.

# 12” Sports style alloy wheels with 147/70 x 12 low profile tyres.

ELECTRICAL ( 12 volt negative earth system )
# Two column stalks for indicators, horn, headlamp dip/main beam/flash, 2 speed wipers with flick wipe and electric screen washers. Hazard warning lamps. Heated rear window, side repeat flashers. Rear fog guard lamp. Twin reversing lamps.

# Electronic tune 3 band stereo radio/cassette (R552) with two speakers and wing mounted aerial.

# Twin pack binnacle incorporating speedometer and fuel level and water temperature gauges.
# Warning lights for direction indicators, main beam, ignition/no charge, low oil pressure, brake circuit failure, heated rear window and rear fog guard lamp.

# Countryman Tweed and leather seat facings (Stone Beige) with green piping and sewn in badge.
# Upholstered front seat head restraints in Countryman Tweed.
# Rake adjusting front seat squabs.
# Countryman Tweed trimmed door and quarter casings (Stone Beige) with chrome mylar strip.
# 3-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel (Stone Beige) with “Mini” badge on centre pad.
# Full width front parcel shelf, with trimmed and padded rails ( colour-keyed).
# Fresh air/demister with face level air vents.
# Fascia mounted ash tray.
# Colour keyed front and rear seat belts.
# Anti-dazzle rear view mirror.
# Twin sun visors with passenger’s vanity mirror.
# Rear combination boxes.
# Twin Door bins.
# Cut pile carpet.
# Gear lever gaiter.
# Handbrake grip
# Tinted glass
# Opening rear quarter windows.

# Power operated fabric sunroof with switch.
# Body colour door mirrors/number plate lamp cover.
# Chrome bumpers, door and bootlid handles and tailpipe finisher.
# Chrome effect grille.
# Black wheel arch extensions and sill finisher.
# Laminated windscreen.
# Locking fuel filler cap.
# “British Open Classic” decals on rear wings and bootlid with side coachline.
# “Mini” shield bonnet badge.
# Comprehensive anticorrosion treatment with six year warranty.

# Imperial mpg.

    * Urban                            37.3 mpg
    * @ 56 mph                     54.2 mpg
    * @ 76 mph                     33.8 mpg

# Metric 1/100 km

    * Urban                            7.6 l/100 km
    * @ 90 km/h                    5.2 l/100 km
    * @120 km/h                  8.4 l/100 km


    * 0-60 mph                       13.4 secs
    * 30-50 mph (4th gear)   10.9 secs
    * 50-70 mph (4th gear)   14.9 secs
    * Max Speed                    87 mph
    * Torque (EEC)               89 NM @ 2600 rpm

# Fabric: Countryman Tweed and Leather.
# Colour: Stone Beige.

# British Racing Green Metallic.


The 1992 advert featured in Mini World

The 1999 advert for the 2nd production run in Germany