1962 Rover - Austin Mini Review

1962 Rover - Austin Mini Deluxe 848cc from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1962
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 848cc Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80732 miles
Most recent distance80732 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Type I


Everyone must own one at least once in their life..


Floors rusted out, needs new sills, front wings and A-panels need replacing. Basically this car needs a full stripped-down restoration, but hey, it's 40 years old so really deserves it!

General Comments:

Great fun cars to drive, even with the original 848cc engine. Handles like a sportscar, which is why the original Mini Cooper was so sucessful in the Monte Carlo rally in the late '60s...

A timeless classic :-)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2002

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 1 review