£16,450 As stated
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Austin Seven De-Luxe (Mini)
This car has joined The Motorist showroom as the first MK1 Mini of the year, a desirable model and one which is becoming harder to acquire in such an unmodified, genuine condition.
The car was built at the Morris factory in Cowley, Oxford on 11th May 1961 and was sold by Fletchers Ltd. Of Swansea where it was given the registration XTH 925, the plate it still retains to present day and which will be included within the sale.
This Mk1 Mini was owned by the same family in South Wales who had used the car for its intended purpose; family transport, school runs, shopping and passed through the generations until the car was parked up in warm, dry storage and eventually sold in December 2007 to the present owner, who shows as the third owner on the logbook.
During its life in Swansea, the car had changed colour from the Farina Grey to a red. The car had suffered the usual knocks, scrapes and corrosion one might expect of a Mini so well used and the current owner set about improving the condition of the car in a thoughtful way which would retain a high degree of the originality of the car.
The car was resprayed into Farina Grey and all the bodywork issues addressed to a very high standard in addition to ensuring all the mechanical components were overhauled by the current owner. The current owner has provided many photographs to accompany the sale of the car and the high degree of care and workmanship is evident across the folder of images.
Due to working abroad for a decade, the car was dry stored after this and work continued in recent years where the gearbox and engine were rebuilt. The current owner has undertaken similar work professionally for many decades and did a fantastic job on the gearbox by fitting it with genuine BMC new old stock gears, shafts and bearings and on test drive prospective buyers will be thrilled to experience one of the smoothest gearboxes we’ve had the pleasure of testing.
To accompany the sale, we have a folder of images of the work undertaken by the current owner and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate, plus the original Austin Seven driver’s handbook.
The area of the car which we feel a prospective buyer could improve upon to add value to the car is the interior, which at present is in original state and weathered accordingly. The car is presented ‘as is’ with the interior for the next owner to make a decision on whether to keep as it is at present or to invest money in new upholstery.
Some of the original chrome is pitted, but again, this has been left as is for the originality to shine through. For a car which marked its 60th birthday earlier this year, we think she is a great choice for somebody looking for a MK1 Mini which can be improved or personalised to own taste.
Due to other priorities in his life, the current owner is presenting this fantastic car for sale at The Motorist and we are delighted to bring it into the showroom to help find the next custodian.
The car at present is available for test drives by prior appointment and as part of all appointments, we offer ramp inspection time for full all-round confidence.
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