1972 Innocenti Mini 1000 4-Speed

Up for auction is this 1972 Innocenti Mini 1000.  Established by Ferdinando Innocenti in 1920, the Innocenti Italian machine work company became known for producing a range of automobiles and scooters during the post-war era.  From 1961-1975, Innocenti produced the Mini hatchback under license of the British Motor Corporation (BMC) at their facility in Lambrate, a district of Milan.  Using locally sourced body shells and components, the Innocenti version varied in several ways from the original Mini design.  This 1972 example is said to have been imported from Italy by the current owner about 20 years ago and has since been restored with all new paint, a reupholstered interior, a brand-new clutch, and rebuilt carburetor.  Factory equipped with a sunroof and power windows, this charming 4-speed 1972 Innocenti Mini is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Connecticut.

This Mini was professionally refinished in the current shade of Blue in 2019.  The exterior is accented by a black-painted roof panel, black bumpers, black headlight bezels, amber marker lights, and chrome moldings outlining the windows, wheel arches, and rockers.  A clearcoat was applied over the finish and the exterior is described to be very well presented, detailed images are provided in the gallery.  The factory BWA alloy wheels exhibit patina and have been recently dressed in a set of new CEAT tires measuring 145/80 R10.

Inside, the cabin has been completely redone with new blue fabric upholstery, matching carpets, and woodgrain dashboard trim.  The dashboard features two air vents, a glovebox, an ashtray, and a suite Jaeger Italia instrumentation with a central KPH speedometer. A Veglia analog clock is also situated to the left just ahead of the two-spoke wood-rimmed steering wheel.  The car came factory equipped with a sliding sunroof and power windows, and a modern Panasonic radio is mounted beneath the dashboard.

The front wheels are driven through a 4-speed manual gearbox connected to an A-Series 998cc inline four-cylinder engine producing approximately 50 HP.  The carburetor has been freshly rebuilt and a brand-new clutch and pressure plate have been recently installed along with new ignition components.  Images of the engine bay and underbody are provided in the gallery.

This sale will include a registration.  A highly unique version of one of the world’s most beloved classic cars, this Innocenti Mini is a great choice for a weekend drive or local cars and coffee, do not miss out. 

 

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: $10,500
  • Auction End: 2021-10-18 14:07:00+00:00
  • Number of Offers: 1
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Comments (25)

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 3 daysago

    If the seller would respond to all of the questions and make the car available to be seen, I would consider additional bidding.

  • Mr830 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Definitely some red flags but I’m hoping they are not deal breakers.
    Any pictures of the VIN?
    Also, are the power windows and sunroof currently operable?
    Says it comes with “a registration”. Is it a current registration from Connecticut? No other documents?

  • $10,500 offer from Palm Desert, CA (92211) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Offer in the amount of $10,500

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    This seller avoided all questions from serious bidders. Also would not respond to request to see the car (twice). Last minute excuse from PCar that he could not access his computer, this coming right at the end of the auction. I would have raised my bid had the seller been more cooperative throughout the auction…I do not know if any other bidders (or potential) bidders were put off as I was….I do not plan to make any additional offers on this car, as nice as it looks, the requests from myself and other bidders were extremely reasonable for any auction.
    Just sayin’.

  • overndoner 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,100

  • urbangents1 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $9,300

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 4 daysago

    @joe18d @joe18d seller is unable to get on a computer. The paint was done about 10 years ago and stored in a climate controlled garage since.

  • overndoner 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $9,000

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    @ncc.1959: still interested in seeing the car and response to other bidders questions. Thanks

  • richjs43 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • ballengibson 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • richjs43 1 week, 5 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $7,000

  • ballengibson 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • richjs43 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $5,500

  • richjs43 (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    seller….is it possible to see the car…I’m a little over 1 hour from Milford, Ct…thanks

  • ballengibson 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • richjs43 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • ballengibson 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $3,750

  • richjs43 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $3,500

  • ballengibson 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $3,000

  • joe18d (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Any pictures of the areas most likely to rust, floor boards, rockers, rear suspension attachment points? Any history of rust, rot, rust repair? How recent is the paint?

    Joe in NH

  • CARS458 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • GSuttles (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Drove a friends yellow one around London when a student in '74 -- ah, such memories of youth!

  • GSuttles 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $2,000

  • BarryJWilliamsSr. (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Rented a red one in Rome in 1977 and drove my wife back to her hometown of Bisaccia to see her grandmother and other extended family.
    People were thinner then : Nonna , one aunt ,two uncles , my wife, her cousin Maria and I drove to an adjoining village . Priceless times and a great little car. Tempting !

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1972 Innocenti Mini 1000 4-Speed
Final offer: $10,500