Lot 133 - 1999 Rover Mini 40th Anniversary Edition
|Engine Number||12A2LK70 385075|
|Odometer reading||21,130 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,040|
The Mini was manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960's and its space-saving front-wheel drive layout allowing 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. Initially, Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. The Mini was again marketed under the Austin name in the 1980's and was offered in a number of limited editions that usually included a special combination of trim and badging. Produced in limited numbers, the Mini 40 is based on the Cooper S and is fitted with a 1275cc fuel injected engine. Chrome bumpers, grille and door handles together with an aluminium engine turned dashboard are all standard equipment.
Finished in Mulberry Red with matching leather interior and contrasting seat piping, this delightful Mini 40 has covered only 21,130 miles since new and comes with all of the original equipment including a service book with 18 stamps, every MoT test certificates and invoices that have been carried out on the car and the commemorative case, still in its cardboard box. The condition of this Mini is certainly commensurate with such a low mileage and clearly, this car has been lovingly looked after by the two registered keepers. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 24th August 2017, this 40th Anniversary Mini is exceptional and is sure to attract the attention of shrewd investors.
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