Mini Cooper S expected to make mammoth money at Barons


A 1969 Wood & Pickett Margrave Mini Cooper ‘S’ owned by Paul McCartney’s guitar technician has been estimated at £27-35,000 by Barons.

Crossing the block on 18 December at Sandown Park, the car is believed to be the only ‘S’ of its type.

The Mini’s rock ‘n’ roll past includes carrying passengers such as Steve Marriott – of Small Faces and Humble Pie fame – and once being owned by Denny Laine of The Moody Blues and Wings.

The vendor has owned the car on three separate occasions and has recently treated it to a full restoration.

Offering the Mini’s charm for less is a rare 1969 Fiat 850 that has covered only 39,000 miles and has been valued at £2750-3750.

Another star of the sale is this rare 1989 BMW M3, converted to right-hand drive. Described as being in excellent condition, the convertible has never been welded, repaired, painted, or restored. It’s estimated to make £24-27,000.

A Jaguar 420 that has been subject to a major restoration and featured in Jaguar Enthusiast magazine is expected to make £11-13,000, while a 1977 Daimler Double Six, at £4500-6000, is a cheaper alternative.  It has covered just 71,000 miles in 35 years.

Other notable lots include a 1966 Ford Thunderbird Convertible (£15-25000), a four-cylinder 1963 Pontiac Le Mans Convertible (£9500-11,000) and a 1972 Triumph Stag Mk1 (£11,500-13,500).

View the full lot list on Barons’ website.

Pictures courtesy of Mini World Magazine



Michael Carmichael

While this is a very nice Mini, there are many others with far more worthy pedigrees. I would love to own this Mini, but I have owned much more interesting and collectible ones. Good luck to the owner as I would love to see the market in Minis ascend to the heights. A rising tide lifts all ships.


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