‘TIMEWARP’ MINI UP FOR GRABS
20,000-mile 1960 Morris Mini Minor set for auction at Brightwells
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.’
Two-owner Mini Minor was resprayed in 1987, but is otherwise original.
Mini entered concours events for just a year.