Lot 208 - 1987 Austin Mini Advantage
|Odometer reading||23,515 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,152|
The Mini was offered in a number of limited editions over the years that usually included a special combination of trim and badging and some also included mechanical upgrades. The Mini Advantage was first launched in France in May 1987 to coincide with French Open tennis championship and then in the UK in June so it was available during The Championships at Wimbledon. The Advantage was based on the Mini City and painted diamond white with grey bumpers and door handles; black door mirrors; white wheel covers for the 12-inch steel wheels; Nimbus grey plastic wheel arch extensions and sill finishers. The decals and badges are on a tennis net theme on the lower body sides with 'Advantage' script logo and the Advantage logo on upper right of the boot lid. The interior is finished in flint grey and jade green 'tennis net' cloth on the seats and door panels. Other equipment fitted to this limited edition Mini includes a Tachometer, radio-cassette, tinted glass and opening rear windows with chrome surround. 2,500 cars were produced for the UK market.
This excellent Austin Mini Advantage has only covered 23,500 miles from new in the hands of four careful owners, originally supplied new by the Norwich Austin Rover main dealer Harry R Fisk Ltd in November 1987 to Miss K. Debbage. This Mini is supplied with a compressive history file which includes all the registration documents from the original V5 to the current V5C, a large collection of MoT test certificates which verify the low mileage, the last MoT expires in August 2015 and, at the time of the test, had no advisories and a number of invoices showing that this Mini has been properly looked after and fully maintained. The car is also supplied with the original handbook. This is an opportunity to purchase one of the family of iconic Issigonis-designed Minis, an ideal classic car for the first time buyer.
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