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Lancaster Insurance’s MkII Mini, nicknamed Margo, has raised almost £13,000 for Prostate Cancer UK following its sale at the recent NEC Classic Motor Show. The specialist insurer auctioned its Mini restoration project at the show through Silverstone Auctions, and after a thrilling bidding war, Haydn Davies from Wales became the new owner.
First introduced to the public at the 2015 event, the 1969 Morris Mini Super DeLuxe has undergone a sympathetic restoration by the MG Owners’ Club. Fully covered in our sister magazine, Classics Monthly, the work lasted seven months and saw the car in gleaming condition for the auction.
The top bid was an impressive £12,938, with Mr Davies buying Margo as a Christmas gift for his wife. “I travelled to the show especially to bid for Margo and to say I’m thrilled that we’re the new owner is an understatement, she is a true classic beauty,” he said. “Knowing the money goes to a good cause, tops it off!”
Margo looking superb at the NEC.