‘TIMEWARP’ MINI UP FOR GRABS

20,000-mile 1960 Mor­ris Mini Mi­nor set for auc­tion at Brightwells

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

Brightwells is to auc­tion an ‘ex­tra­or­di­nary’ Mini MkI orig­i­nally sold in Ac­ton, Lon­don, in May 1960. The car, which has a £15-20k es­ti­mate and is be­ing sold in the auc­tion­eer’s Bices­ter sale on 24 Oc­to­ber, was bought by a Mr Par­sons from Brighton, whose wife drove it un­til 1974, when it was stored with 19,225 miles on the clock.

Mr Par­sons had it re­sprayed in 1987 and used it to at­tend con­cours events be­fore stor­ing it again a year later with 20,187 miles on the clock. One of Mr Par­sons’ neigh­bours, who helped to main­tain the Mini for decades, bought it in 2013, re­fur­bished some of the me­chan­i­cals and added a fur­ther 100 miles to it.

Brightwells’ Clas­sic & Vin­tage Auc­tion Con­sul­tant, James Clay, told Clas­sic Car Weekly: ‘The in­te­rior is amaz­ing, and a re­ally good ex­am­ple of how they were when new. Once inside it’s the Six­ties again! ‘ With only two own­ers, and with its orig­i­nal owner un­til five years ago, it’s re­ally quite ex­tra­or­di­nary.’

brightwells.com

Two-owner Mini Mi­nor was re­sprayed in 1987, but is oth­er­wise orig­i­nal.

Mini en­tered con­cours events for just a year.

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