Historics @ Brooklands Auction Preview - March 3

Three Minis and variants up for sale this weekend at Historics @ Brooklands.

Lot 294 - 1960 Austin Mini Seven Super Deluxe
Lot Number     294
Registration     285 JYB
Chassis Number     AA25742246
Engine Number     8AM-U-H30416
Odometer reading     32,836 miles
Estimate     No Reserve

This delightful Austin Seven was registered in October 1960 and can be considered as one of the most original examples on the market today. A large amount of this cars history has been written about in the November 2006 edition of Mini World. This vehicle resided in a family garage for 14 years until Mini Club member, Ron Procter, purchased the car for a mere £1,400 with a view to restoring it having appreciated its remarkable time warp condition. The Mini had been scruffily sprayed yellow but he could see past that and upon purchase began a full nut and bolt restoration. The strip down to the bare shell confirmed that it was in near perfect condition with only a rear valance and front panel needing to be replaced. It also became apparent that the 848cc A-Series engine was the original unit. The Mini was returned to its original colour of Speedwell Blue and with the engine stripped and rebuilt to take unleaded petrol, the reassembly began. The vendor states that 95% of the components used were those fitted to the car when it left the factory. The 1959 and early 1960 Mini's had the smaller rear window and no recess around front and rear windows as does this example that also boasts the original glass. The seats and trim that are so often perishable were perfectly serviceable and thus original, with the exception of the door cards that were recently replaced with Newton examples. The carpet unfortunately did need to be replaced.

This is considered to be a remarkable example of an original 1960 Mini. Presented with an MoT test certificate valid until January 2019 with no advisories and a history file including photographs of the restoration. Showing just 32,836 miles from new the question could simply be where else would you find one quite like this. Offered without reserve we are certain that this will be popular with collectors and enthusiast alike. Our hope is that its originality can be preserved for many years to come.


Lot 260 - 1967 Mini Moke
Lot Number     260
Registration     OLF 427E
Chassis Number     A/AB1952419
Engine Number     8ACUH4601
Odometer reading     57,428 miles
Estimate     £13,000 - £16,000

The Mini Moke is a vehicle based on the Mini and designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis. The name comes from ‘Mini’- the car with which the Moke shares many parts - and ‘Moke’, which is an archaic dialect term for donkey. The initial design was a prototype for a light military vehicle in the style of the American Jeep, but its small wheels and low ground clearance made it impractical as an off-road vehicle. It was subsequently offered in a civilian version as a low-cost, easily maintained utility vehicle. The Moke finally achieved success as a beach buggy, becoming a popular 'cult' vehicle in the Seychelles, Australia, the United States and many tropical resorts in the Caribbean. Now equally collectable as the Willys Jeep and Land Rover, a Moke offers fun in abundance whether popping to the shops or a trip along a coastal road in the sun.

Originally registered on 25th April 1967, this Mini Moke has only had two previous keepers throughout its 50 years on the road. The current vendor had her restored approximately four years ago and as such this Mini presents in very good order. The 998cc engine runs well, the gearbox is smooth in operation and we are advised she drives with no known faults. Finished in yellow, this is a pretty looking Moke and comes fitted with spotlights, Minilite wheels, front and rear nudge bars and also a full set of wet weather equipment. Parts are in plentiful supply for these vehicles and maintenance should be within the capability of any mechanically minded owner. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year's MoT test certificate together with a collection of MoT’s and a history folder, this genuine, iconic and desirable Mini is offered for sale at a realistic estimate given the age, condition and low ownership.


Lot 220 - 1995 Rover Mini SPi Cooper Supercharged
Lot Number     220
Registration     M474 XBG
Chassis Number     SAXXNNAYCBD098808
Engine Number     12A2EJ02304576
Odometer reading     72,833 miles
Estimate     £12,000 - £17,000

This 1995 Rover Mini started life innocently enough as a standard Cooper, but well known Mini owner and enthusiast George Harris was on the lookout for a new project. He had recently created a well-known and widely publicised twin Hayabusa engine powered Mini in 2015. He purchased the car from a fellow Mini Club member and his initial plans were to simply back date the more modern Rover Mini, these plans soon went out the window when his friend purchased a Singer built Porsche and George fell in love with it. George did not have the funds for a Singer but he was inspired to construct his Mini with a similar philosophy, in his own words "a classic hot-rod, 911 inspired Mini". As a 60's period racer was the intended style, George fitted Mk. I rear lights and cut the lip off the bonnet of a Mk. I grille, however, much of the work was outsourced to OSC Bodyworks in Chessington, they fitted the Heritage panels.

The Mini was finished in flame red with an Old English White roof. Once painted, the shell was sent to Wood and Pickett for sub-frames and a new running gear, which included Cooper S front disc assembly that allowed for the race style Rose Petal wheels with Hi-Los and Gaz dampers. The original 1275 SPi engine is far from standard; it was bored out to 1293cc and fully rebuilt, including a supercharger kit from VmaxScart and Webber carburettor, this culminated in an estimated power output in the region of 140bhp, which looks fantastic and sounds amazing. The interior is where the 911 had the clearest influence on George; Cobra GT bucket seats were installed with matching rear trim and the dash wrapped in the same material. The Race Tech harnesses were another nod to the Singer Porsche, as was the six point roll cage. There were numerous other enhancements and they are detailed in Mini Magazine, August 2017, a copy of this can be found in the cars history file.

This is a fully bespoke and unique Mini. The engine is still being run in and as such the full potential is yet to be realised, but it will be a lot of fun finding out the limits of this little Cooper. Accompanying this Mini is a new MoT test certificate and a good history file, including invoices and receipts. You would be hard pushed to find something as well built, entertaining and at such an attractive estimate as this little Mini. 


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