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What is our 1959 Mini chassis number worth?

I wonder if you could please let me know if we have been offered a good price. For 40 years my husband has owned a 1959 Mini, reg number WEA 819. Obviously over the years it had nearly disintegrated with rust and was finally finished off by a contractor doing fencing for us, when it collapsed after the tractor got the better of it. He has been offered £200 for the chassis number, which is a lot for a pile of rust, I think, but others tell him he could get far more. We would be very grateful for your opinion.

Asked on 16 June 2012 by LF, Belbroughton

Answered by Honest John
These people should be able to help you:

But I sincerely hope the chassis number is not simply going to be attached to a good early Mini body in order to dishonestly enhance its value. From November 2012, all pre-1960 cars will be MoT exempt.
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