Coming up for auction in February next year is an original 1959 Austin Seven Mini. The car is a very rare barn find with only 35,000 miles on the clock and hasn’t been used for 37 years!
Charterhouse Auctioneers in Dorset are estimating that this particular car will fetch between £8,000 to £9,000 even though it requires total restoration due to the fact that’s it’s an extremely rare and important iconic piece of motoring history.
The original classic Mini was introduced in August 1959. Back then it was marketed under the Austin brand as the Austin Seven and the Morris brand as the Mini-Minor.
The Austin Seven name was brought back from the successful “baby Austin” produced in the 1920’s & 30’s. It would later be renamed to the Austin Mini in 1962, the Mini in its own right in 1969, back to the Austin Mini in 1980 and then to the Rover Mini in 1988.
The cars that rolled off the assembly line in the first few months of Mini production are very sought after. For example, the 1959 Mini Register is an exclusive classic Mini car club which only has 184 cars currently registered.
We really love Mini’s and if you own a classic one from any year then why not get in touch to see what we can do?
22 September 2017
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