In Arizona for most of its life, NOT RUSTY. Excellent body, floors, and chassis.
See, on the 1/4 ton commercial chassis cars (pick up, panel van), there is a separate chassis unlike the monocoque sedans where the floor IS the chassis. But on Minors such as this Panel Van, far more rugged and capable of carrying a heavier load. And in this vehicle`s car, no rust on the floors or chassis.
Fitted with an excellent late model MG Midget 1275cc engine offering around 65-70hp instead of the original 48hp. Fitted with a 32/36DGV Weber carb, brand new alternator, and the ideal engine for this application. Also a new clutch and freshly rebuilt semi close ratio rib case BMC transmission (with a 1 year warranty).
Top seams were eliminated for aesthetic improvement, painted in a lovely BRG, tan interior, brand new 165R14 radials, and a few surprises............
First, front and rear cameras that are viewed on the rear view mirror. Excellent rear vision, swipe and get front vision (the purpose being a continuous working video camera recording the road ahead), and swipe again and get both front and rear. views. Neat.
Blaupunkt stereo with four speakers, later model Mini seats with reclining backs, new aluminum radiator, fresh air heater, all correct insignia and badges, new headliner, absolutely lovely.
And a new set of auxiliary gauges including a tachometer, handy for monitoring water temperature, charging, and oil pressure.
AND what an ideal car for someone with a small shop (bakery, florist, candy store) to park outside AND/OR use for local deliveries. Which was the intended use when new.....employed, in England, by the GPO (General Post office) and any business. With a raised panel on each side of the rear `box` for a company logo.
So, there it is. A very nice example of a relatively rare car. ......Click for legal info