Lot 260 - 1989 Mini ‘Thirty’ *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||25,132 miles|
- Low mileage example
- Rare model
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION
By the time the Mini celebrated its 30th anniversary it had already passed the remarkable production milestone of five million (achieved in 1986). Based on the Mini Mayfair and introduced in June 1989, the ‘Thirty’ was the most luxuriously equipped Mini Limited Edition model to date. Just two alternative paint schemes were offered - Cherry Red or Black - featuring contrasting duo-tone coachlines and '1959-1989' decals and bonnet badge. Wheel arch extensions, door mirrors and sill covers were colour-matched to the body, chrome finish being reinstated for the grille, bumpers and door handles, while Minilite-style alloy wheels (soon to feature on the Mini Cooper) were a particularly handsome addition to the package. The 998cc engine could now run on unleaded petrol, and a catalytic converter was available as an option. 3,000 cars were built for the UK market, the colour split being 2,000 in Cherry Red, 1,000 in Black.
This Mini ‘Thirty’ has had only four owners from new and is finished in the rare Black livery with a red-piped leather interior, while other noteworthy features include a wood-trimmed dashboard, a sunroof, alloy wheels and lamp guards front and rear. The car was in storage for several years before being recommissioned ten years ago. This was followed by a change of ownership and another long spell in storage until this auction. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and described as being in good condition. This rare example would grace any collection or make an ideal run-around and is offered without reserve.
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