Lot 270 - 1992 Mini Cooper Recreation
|Odometer reading||8,741 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
- Photographic restoration
- Includes private registration number
The Mini had an impressive 41-year build run from 1959 until 2000. This car really deserves the title of motoring icon. Space saving front wheel drive design of the Mini influenced a generation of car makers. This was borne out in 1999 when the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century. The Mini Mk. I had three major UK updates; the Mk. II, the Clubman and the Mk. III. 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.
This immaculate 1992 example has benefitted from a complete photographic restoration. During the process it was decided to give the car the look of a Cooper S from an earlier era. The work has been done well and the paintwork is in good order with a red body and contrasting black roof. Good enough that it is currently pride of place in the vendors hallway! Fitted with three front driving lamps and one rear, leather bonnet straps and privacy glass; this Mini looks the part and we are told is a joy to drive. The file for this car contains a V5C registration document and various bills and receipts. The sale of this Mini includes the cherished registration plate. Fun to drive or a perfect hallway display, you decide.
Previous lotLot 269 - 1967 Ford Mustang Notchback
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