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1989 ERA Mini Turbo [ADO20]

1989 ERA Mini Turbo [ADO20] in 20 Cars That Changed the World, Documentary, 2002 IMDB Ep. 1

Class: Cars, Supermini — Model origin: UK

1989 ERA Mini Turbo [ADO20]

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Saturn Simon UK

2006-05-25 14:22

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I belive it was still an Austin Mini in 1988. Rover Mini from 1989 onwards.

Sandie SX

2010-10-15 19:36

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Wasn't it just Mini? That said DVLA list as Austin.

1989 City E 1000

The vehicle details for F431 RBH are:

Date of Liability 01 07 1990
Date of First Registration 04 07 1989
Year of Manufacture 1989
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 998CC

So I guess to fit with others it should be Mini City [ADO20]: /vehicles.php?make=Mini&model=City&modelMatch=1&modelInclModel=on

-- Last edit: 2010-10-15 19:40:08

dsl SX

2010-10-15 19:49

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This is a 1989+ ERA Mini Turbo - converted Mini (obviously!) but sold as distinct model and offered through Rover dealers, not usually a kit of parts too modify your own. See http://www.eraturbo.co.uk/index.htm .

Sandie SX

2010-10-15 20:02

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I had the same thought but I don't understand why it is listed as Mini City on the Auto Trader site... Surely if it was converted into an ERA turbo it would be re-registered as that?

But on that link there is pictured the same car: http://www.eraturbo.co.uk/roadtests/anewera.htm

This must have been a pre-production development car scrapped when they had finished with it like: /vehicle_200630-Rover-CityRover-RD110-2003.html

Was it ERA MINI Turbo or Rover ERA MINI Turbo?

dsl SX

2010-10-15 20:22

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I'd go for ERA Mini Turbo - it was an outside project by a firm which was separate from Rover, though there were marketing and supply agreements.

More info at http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/2011/07/26/mini-era-turvo/ , including that conversion started with Mini City (as DVLA data).

-- Last edit: 2012-05-12 00:22:20

dsl SX

2014-03-08 18:57

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Footage from Top Gear report of Mini 30th anniversary celebrations at Silverstone, 1989 - Link to "www.youtube.com"

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