Lot 312 - 1972 Austin Mini Clubman
|Odometer reading||41,068 miles|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,480|
The Mini was made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s and its space-saving front-wheel drive layout, allowing 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, influenced a generation of car makers. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century behind the Ford Model T. This distinctive two-door car was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis and was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants. The Mini Mk. I had three major UK updates; the Mk. II, the Clubman and the Mk. III. Within these were a series of variations including an estate car, a pick-up and a van. The Mini Cooper and Cooper 'S' were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967. Initially Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor, until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.
This delightful Mini Clubman was first registered on 4th October 1972 and has had three former keepers. The orange paintwork is in virtually unmarked condition, as is the interior trim, not surprising given the car has only covered 41,000 miles in its 42 years on the road. The odometer reading is substantiated by a history file and all the previous MoT test certificates. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate and benefitting from a new exhaust system and brakes, this truly splendid example is reasonably estimated given the age, condition and mileage.
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