As-new Mini to cross the block at Silverstone

| 26 Jun 2012

A fantastically original 1960 Austin Seven 850 carrying only 2600 miles will be one of the most attractive lots at the Silverstone Classic Sale on 21 July.

Estimated at £20-25,000 (but who knows after this), the car was driven for only the first two years of its life before being retired to heated storage.

The result is immaculate rust-free bodywork, with an interior that, we’re told, still sports a factory-fresh feel.

The British classic comes complete with the original key, spare key, tax disc holder (and 1962 tax disc), handbook, jack and wheel brace, plus rubber boot mat.

Nick Whale, Silverstone Auctions managing director, said: “This has to be one of the lowest mileage 1960s Minis in existence and is an important example of the model.

“If its rarity isn’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.”