Do you remember the 1959 Mini that was found under a barn and recently sold at auction for a record £40,000? Well, if you missed the opportunity then to buy it do not despair as there is another fine example coming up for sale at the next Silverstone auction.
It is a 1960 Austin Se7en and has a staggeringly low mileage of 2,600 on the clock. Almost every part is original which adds to its undoubted appeal for collectors of classic minis.
It will undoubtedly be one of the stars at Silverstone’s Classic Sale on the 21 July and this truly original vehicle is forecast to be one of the most sought after cars on display with an estimate of between £20,000 to £25,000.
This 1960 Mini was driven for only its first two years of existence that is the reason for the very low mileage. It was then placed into heated storage and, as a result, the bodywork is in pristine condition with no signs of rust that was certainly not the case of the mini that sold for £40,000. A further attraction is the fresh factory feel of the vinyl interior.
The 1960 Mini still has spare keys, tax disc holder, Austin Seven key ring, wheel brace, jack, rubber boot mat and the last tax disc that finished in 1962.
Managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale said: ‘If its rarity wasn’t enough to excite Mini aficionados then its immaculate condition is, having survived unscathed for more than 50 years. I would go as far to say that I’ve never seen such a well-presented model of its type. It’s an honour for Silverstone Auctions to be able to offer it at our Classic Sale.’
So, all you Mini enthusiasts, set aside the 21 July in your diary and get along to the Silverstone Classic Sale but don’t forget your chequebook.