Lot 267 - 1964 Austin Mini Cooper Mk. I (997cc)
|Odometer reading||87,159 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
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. Very few classic cars have seen such a meteoric rise in values as the Mini has over the past five years. The Mini holds an iconic place in British motor car history and in the hearts and minds of any driver, it is safe to say no other car can spark a conversation in the same way with many people having owned a Mini and likely to have a story or two to tell. On its introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor. The Austin Seven was renamed Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.
The Austin Mini Cooper Mk. I (997cc) offered here is a 1962 example. This car looks stunning in green with a contrasting white roof and is complemented with a green and beige trim. This Austin Mini was supplied overseas and imported back into the U.K on 4th January 1964. Registration number EFD 766B shows just four registered keepers with the same family owning the car from 1964 all the way up to 2013. The car is supplied with its original 1960’s registration document, British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate, original Mini Cooper handbook and various invoices for recent servicing work. A perfect opportunity to own such an iconic British classic, which will certainly appreciate over time.
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