Friday, 28 November 2014



Leyland Mini 95L Pick-up  image 



  • 71,235 Mileage:
  • 77 Top Speed:
  • 1981 Year:
  • 22 0 - 60:
  • August 15 MOT Expiry:
  • 39 BHP:
  • Expired Tax Expiry:
  • 4 Speed Manual Transmission:
  • White Exterior Colour:
  • 998cc Engine Capacity:
  • Black Houndstooth Cloth Interior Colour:
  • Inline 4 Engine Configuration:


The British Leyland Pick-up was 11ft in length and was built on the longer Mini Van platform, with an open-top rear cargo area and a fold-down tailgate. As with the Van, the Pick-up had stamped metal slots for airflow into the engine compartment, as opposed to the chrome grille used on the saloons.

The Pick-up was a fairy basic machine, although the factory brochure described a "fully equipped Mini Pick-up is also available, which includes a recirculatory heater." However, a passenger-side sun visor, laminated windscreen, tilt tubes and cover were only available at extra cost. An upgraded 998cc engine also became available at an extra cost boasting a whopping 39hp, as opposed to the standard 33hp of the 848cc unit.

Like the van, the Pick-up was renamed as the Mini 95 in 1978 with a total of 58,179 models being built.


Sun visors, Seat belts, Removable rear cover, Sliding windows, Ash tray, Electric heater, Windscreen washer, Rear fog light, Fitted carpet, Leather steering wheel.


Finished in white, this Leyland Pick-up is a very usable example. It was restored by a Mini enthusiast several years ago and benefitted from multiple new parts and many new panels as a result.

The car is solid, and overall the paintwork is good however in places it has begun to suffer from light corrosion. On close inspection there are a few cracks and chips where surface rust has started to appear, predominantly in typical areas such as the scuttle panel. A perfectionist may consider painting the vehicle.

The chrome bright work is in excellent order, retaining its factory-fresh mirror shine. Similarly, all the lenses on the vehicle are crystal clear with no signs of any cracking or moisture. All the rubbers and seals around the car also present in good order.


This example features the upgraded ‘L' specification interior, featuring the more firm, comfortable seating trimmed in black and white houndstooth cloth, a fitted carpet with sound proofing, as well as a passenger sun visor with ticket pocket.

The central instrument cluster features both a temperature and oil gauge and, like the switchgear, has stood the test of time. The leather steering wheel is a nice aftermarket addition but the original is included and remains in good order. The seat fabric and carpet appear ‘as new' however if pernickety, one might wish to re-trim the dash and address the light corrosion below the passenger window.


Underneath the bonnet everything is in order. The engine is the optional 998cc upgrade, and was removed and reconditioned during the car's restoration. It would certainly not take much to return the engine bay to its former glory once again.


The ten inch pressed steel wheels are finished off with chrome hubcaps and are shod in a brand new set of tyres. Looking underneath the car, the brake hubs and their various components appear in good order.

HISTORY FILE This Pick-up was first registered on 17th March 1981 and since then has covered just 71,235 miles. An extensive range of photographs detailing the Mini's restoration is included with the car, and features many before and after shots.

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