Lot 294 - 1963 Morris Mini Minor
|Result||Sold - £1,680|
The history of this revolutionary motorcar is well known and its impact socially, culturally and mechanically is well documented. The Swinging Sixties, The Beatles, Twiggy and the Mini are inexorably combined to represent an era that is remembered with great fondness by many people. The side story is the Mini's impact on motorsport and this is no less extraordinary. Issigonis' friend John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company and designer and builder of Formula One and rally cars, saw the potential of the Mini for competition and a formidable opponent the Mini quickly became.
Originally registered on 1st June 1963, this Mini is in need of total restoration however, it is a one owner example and as such, will be a worthwhile investment. Having been stored for a number of years, the bodywork has suffered from exposure and will require substantial work. The car appears to be complete and does come with an interesting registration plate of 4035 PH. The Mini Owners Club are a great source of parts for such a vehicle with most items still readily available. Supplied with a V5 and only one previous MoT test certificate which expired in 1979, the mileage at that time showed 30,129. Guide Price £3,000.
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