Rare pair of Minis to sell at Cholmondeley

| 22 Aug 2012

Silverstone Auctions’ Pride & Joy sale pledges to tantalise crowds with two sought after Minis during CarFest North on 8-9 September.

Both cars can claim to be special, but the hand-decorated pink Minor – used in an M&S Television advert starring Twiggy and friends – can assert a unique edge.

The advert was so popular that Corgi made a model of it. This doubtless adds value to the real thing, which was also exhibited at the Mini’s 50th anniversary celebrations at the Heritage Motor Centre.  

With an estimate of £7-9000 the 1960s Morris could be a shrewd investment – we all know what Mini values are like.

Meanwhile, the auction house’s second offering – a 1967 Mk1 Countryman – is even more desirable, as confirmed by Silverstone’s  £12-15,000 guide price.

It has covered only 22,000 miles from new, has led a pampered life with several collectors and picked up numerous class awards while doing it.

Nick Whale from Silverstone Auctions said: “You don’t need to be a Mini collector or enthusiast to appreciate just how special these two particular cars are.

“This Mini Minor is famous in its own right, while the Countryman has been admired by many.

“It will be an absolute pleasure to offer both of these cars at the auction and help raise funds for BBC Children In Need.”

To find out more visit Silverstone Auction’s website.