1959 Austin Mini project
Thought there were no more 1959 Minis to be discovered? Here was proof to the contrary, and it managed to triple its £5-7k estimate as a result. The history of this car, registered two months after the Mini’s launch, was known back to day one, having been bought by the vendor in 1974. The rear subframe was removed then, but never replaced, and it was offered in that condition. While the front wings were rusty, the floors and boot were described as ‘excellent’ and the interior was very good. One for the real Mini enthusiast, and the price shows that interest in these early cars is as strong as it ever was.