Have you always dreamed of owning a Mini-based British Popemobile? Have you found that the standard Mini is just a bit too small? Do you have problems with headroom? Perhaps you enjoy hauling around small trees with you at all times, and they just happen to be a bit too tall for the usual Mini. No worries, we've found the perfect solution for you: a double-decker Mini. Say goodbye to the days when people said your Mini wasn't a practical car, buy this and you'll become the new "friend with a pick-up truck that I only call when I need to haul things." The 1976 Mini was actually designed for a noble purpose—to be an economical and practical station wagon for the handicapped—even featuring an industrial ramp which folds out of the back for easy wheelchair accessibility. It's somehow made its way to the United States recently, and we can't even imagine the looks you'd get if you were driving this around town.
Here's what the seller has to say about the vehicle:
* UP FOR AUCTION IS THE FOLLOWING:
*1976 MINI BRITISH LEYLAND U.K. Ltd
(AUSTIN MORRIS GROUP) Handicap Station Wagon-
* * * ONE UNIQUELY RARE AUTOMOBILE! * * *
* VIN # XLV1277842A
*TITLE = CLEAR
*MILEAGE = 54,009 ACTUAL (LOW MILEAGE!)
*MAKE = LEYL
*ENGINE = 4 CYLINDER / 998 CC
*TRANSMISSION = MANUAL 4-SPEED
*TIRE = KUMHO POWER STAR 756 145 R10 68T
*FRONT FRAME STAMP CERTIFICATION NUMBERS IN FRONT OF ENGINE COMPARTMENT:
AR NO. XLV1-277842A V/108691 L
*THIS UNIQUELY RARE AUTOMIBLE IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION. MECHANICALLY SOUND WITHOUT ANY KNOWN ISSUES. THE ENGINE SOUNDS STRONG AND THE MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFTS PERFECTLY FINE. THIS PARTICULAR HISTORIC VEHICLE HAS BEEN ENCLOSED IN STORAGE AND BEEN REGULARLY MAINTAINED. IT DOES HAVE SOME BOTTOM EDGE QUARTER REPAIRS WITH HINTS OF BONDO REPAIR. (RUST HOLES UNDERNEATH AT FLOORING) THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE DOES IN FACT SHOW SIGNS OF RUST BUT NOTHING I WOULD CONSIDER MAJOR FOR THE YEAR.
THE CAR'S FRAME REMAINS SOLID AND WOULD STILL MAKE A NICE RESTORATION PROJECT.
ALL THE INSIDE GAUGES FUNCTION PROPERLY AND ARE ACCURATE. ALSO ALL INTERIOR LIGHTS AND OUTSIDE HEADLAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, BRAKE LIGHTS , ETC ALSO FUNCTION PROPERLY AS WELL.
THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE DOES IN FACT FOLD OUT AND HAS AN INDUSTRIAL ALUMINUM RAMP FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY.
*THIS IS A DEFINITE ONE OF KIND COLLECTIBLE AUTOMOBILE. I'VE ACTUALLY NEVER SEEN ANOTHER DOUBLE DECKER MINI WITH HANDICAP ACCESS BEFORE. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL AND IS A 100% AUTHENTIC FACTORY ORIGINAL FROM 1976. THE TITLE AND ENGINE AND PLATE VERIFICATION NUMBERS ARE ALL IN MATCHING ORDER.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY TO AQUIRE PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE IN THE U.S.
*THIS VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING OR TEST DRIVE AT:
1825 EAST MANSFIELD STREET
BUCYRUS OHIO 44820-2019
* * * * * * SPECIAL NOTE: BY APPOINTMENT PLEASE CONTACT J.R. 1- 419-569-9044 BETWEEN 8AM - 5PM MONDAY THROUGH - FRIDAY.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT - CALL: ALLEN AT 1-614-562-3918 * * * * * *