Hemmings Find of the Day – 1970 Innocenti Mini Mk III
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From the seller’s description:
1970 Innocenti Mini Mark III – Original paint – Second owner – Lived most of its life in California – 15,500 Certified miles. Might be the nicest survivor in North America!
1970 Innocenti Mini Mark III is powered by an 850cc inline-four and was built by Innocenti in Italy. Before producing their own Bertone-styled Mini derivative, Innocenti built Minis from complete knock-down kits, which were supplied from England for local production. The first owner brought the car from Italy to California. Recent work includes cleaning and draining of fuel tank, rebuilt carburetor, and reconditioned brakes.
These cars were constructed from complete knock-down kits, which allowed Innocenti and Mini to avoid the extremely high Italian import duties. Innocenti-built Minis can be distinguished from UK-built examples by roll-down windows, front quarterlights unique to the Italian-built cars, the rear trunk panel shape, as well as an Innocenti-specific grille. The brown paint is original except for rear trunk that had a small ding and was repainted.
Interior differences include slightly different seats and Jaeger Italia instruments and crank windows. The car is powered by an 850ci BMC A-Series inline-Four mated to a four-speed manual transaxle.
Bedford, New Hampshire
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