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The lat­est sto­ries from the world of Minis.

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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.

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