Lot 109 - 1990 Rover mini Mayfair
|Odometer reading||38,694 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,240|
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, which allowed 80% 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. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the British market received numerous 'special editions' of the Mini which shifted the car from a mass-market vehicle into a fashion icon.
This Mini Mayfair was first registered on 9th February 1990 and has covered a mere 38,700 miles since. Finished in red and complemented by grey velour trim, this is an excellent example of a much loved and little used car. The condition of this Mini appears to be largely original and the vendor describes the car as being both "fun and interesting" to drive. Originally supplied, stamped and serviced by dealer Coles of Westminster, the car has, more recently, ventured to a local garage that also carries out the little cars MoT. Supplied with a V5 registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 22nd March 2016 and alongside a wealth of further MoT test certificates of which any recent examples are accompanied by service work to remedy any advisories, this highly accessible modern classic is something we have all grown up with and is sure to rise in value, especially in such original condition.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.