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Monday 2 December 2019

1961 MORRIS MINI MINOR - COYS AUCTIONS TRUE GREATS SALE The Lindley Hall, Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW Wednesday 4th Dec 2019


The Lindley Hall, Elverton St, London SW1P 2QW
Wednesday 4th Dec 2019

Registration No: WSL 757
Estimate: £17,000 - £20,000

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 early Mini’s have become particularly sought after with early examples difficult to find in original condition.
This superb example of the early floor start Morris Mini is showing a remarkable 6,700 miles on the odometer having spent a vast majority of its life in storage. Owned by an elderly lady from new it was used for short runs to the shops before being consigned to her garage when she was no longer able to drive. It is said that she bequeathed the car to her builder in the 90’s in lieu of payment for some work carried out as he wanted to restore the car.
Unfortunately, the gentleman fell ill and it remained in his garage until the current owner purchased the car in 2015.
The owner then set about a complete bare metal documented restoration by professional restoration business while maintaining many original features. The engine and gearbox have been rebuilt while the interior remains original. An exceptionally rare find and a truly wonderful piece of British motoring history, this car is well worth a look.

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