1988 Austin Mini Mayfair


  • Only 29,739 miles from new
  • Comprehensive restoration with approximately £7,000 spent
  • Full body, bare shell respray
  • Extensive MOT and service history
  • Stored in an insulated garage

The Appeal

Introduced in 1982, the Mini Mayfair was one of those Mini Editions that sat synonymously with the car's newfound metropolitan image. The compact proportions and perky performance were, of course, all present and correct - with the car coming in a range of colours and trims that focused on velour comfort and perhaps a little spot of executive appeal.

This 1988 Mini Mayfair has undergone a full restoration over around one and a half years, with approximately £7,000 invested in the process. The restoration included a full body, bare shell respray, and plenty of new parts, leaving this marvellous Mini in fine fettle, through and through.

The car has been stored in an insulated garage and has hardly been driven since the restoration due to family illness. As a result the lucky buyer has a superb prospect - a low mileage, recently restored car that's still carrying plenty of its retro character.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered in 1988
  • 10 previous registered keepers from new
  • In current ownership since 23rd September 2019
  • Full restoration undertaken over one and a half years
  • Hardly driven since restoration due to family illness
  • MOT valid until May 2025
  • Previous MOTs and some service history in the file
  • Approximately £7,000 spent on restoration
  • Stored in an insulated garage
  • Genuine low mileage of only 29,740 miles
  • Extensive MOT history in file, proving the car's low odometer reading
  • Extensive service receipts and MOT history in file
  • Currently SORN

The Condition

  • Vehicle has undergone a full body, bare shell respray
  • However, there are some minor imperfections present
  • Mostly isolated to paint chips and marks
  • Original silver paintwork
  • Cosmetic items including wing mirrors have been replaced
  • No notable damage to the Chalkstripe velour interior
  • Fabric is free of rips and tears
  • Some cracking and wear to the wood veneers
  • All instruments are clean and legible
  • Some pitting to the Intertech steering wheel
  • Carpets in good order

The Mechanics

  • 998cc A-Series I4 powerplant
  • Original engine
  • Manual transmission with 4 gears
  • New suspension
  • New PU bushes all round
  • Stainless steel exhaust
  • New radiator
  • Many sensors and engine parts have been replaced
  • Pulls slightly to the right; suspected front wheel alignment issue
  • Other than this, the car is reportedly in excellent mechanical order

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Auction Details
  • Year 1988
  • Make Austin
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Grey
  • Mileage 29,739 Miles
  • Engine size 998
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Redhill
  • County Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
10 Bids from 5 bidders
  • Pe•••• £6,000 10/07/24
  • en•••• £5,300 10/07/24
  • al•••• £5,200 10/07/24
  • To•••• £4,900 09/07/24
  • Tr•••• £4,700 07/07/24
  • To•••• £4,500 06/07/24
  • Tr•••• £4,000 06/07/24
  • Tr•••• £3,500 06/07/24
  • Tr•••• £3,000 06/07/24
  • To•••• £2,000 05/07/24

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