Lot 166 - 1986 Austin Mini Mayfair
|Odometer reading||48,912 miles|
|Result||Sold - £6,440|
- Presents as new
- Full respray
- Low mileage
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 1960s and its space-saving front wheel drive layout that allowed 80% of the area 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. This distinctive two-door car was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis and was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants. The Mini Mk. I had three major UK updates; the Mk. II, the Clubman and the Mk. III. Within these were a series of variations including an estate car, a pick-up and a van. The Mini Cooper and Cooper 'S' were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967. Initially Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.
First registered on 23rd December 1986, this lovely little Mini Mayfair must be one of the best in existence. Showing only 48,912 miles on the odometer and treated to a photographically recorded rotisserie respray, the car presents almost as new. Whilst being painted the car also benefitted from being waxoyled underneath to help protect it from corrosion. The vendor bought the car for his - admittedly tall - son, who loved the car but struggled to drive it due to his stature. As a result, the car has had little use recently and has resided in a temperature controlled garage along with several other classics. Given its lack of use, the vendor has decided to move it on, but reports that the car runs and drives very well.
Supplied with V5C registration document, old MoT’s and a photographic record of its restoration. With only five previous registered keepers, this little Mini represents great value for money and is a wonderful example of a later Mini model.
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