Lot 201 - 1982 Mini Clubman Estate
|Odometer reading||12,821 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
- Two owners from new
- Very original, low mileage example
- Recent recommissioning costing over £3,000
The Mini was made 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, allowing 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.
Originally registered on 24th July 1982 this Clubman estate is showing a mere 12,821 miles on the odometer which is believed to be original. Its first owner only ever used the Mini for local journeys to the shops tallying up little mileage, and when he passed away his neighbour acquired the vehicle in 2020. Since then, it has been used sparingly and has more recently been treated to recommissioning totalling over £3,000. In wonderful original condition the Mini has been garaged its whole life and is offered with a current MoT test certificate valid until August 2022 and the current UK registration document confirming it has had just two owners from new! Once a common sight on British roads, it is now unusual to see these cars other than at shows and local events. This is a wonderful example and, being an estate model, is both functional and economical - an unrepeatable opportunity.
Previous lotLot 200 - 1939 Leyland Fire Engine
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