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Original 1969H Mini Being Auctioned for Prostate Cancer Research

Published 08 November 2016

A one family owner 1969H Morris Mini 1000 Super DeLuxe named 'Margo' will be auctioned for Prostate Cancer UK Research by Silverstone Auctions at the Lancaster Classic Motor Show on Saturday 12th November.

There is a lovely story behind the Tartan red Mini.

It was originally bought by Mrs Millie Properjohns who wanted to learn to drive at the age of 60. Millie finally gave up driving in 2007 at the age of 98 and the car passed on to her daughter who continued to cherish and maintain it to a very high standard, reaching 33,000 miles.

After being stored in a shed for some years the car was then taken over as a restoration project by Lancaster Insurance and first appeared as a project at the 2015 Lancaster Classic Motor Show.

The excellent condition made restoration far more straightforward than it might otherwise have been. The MG Owners’ Club who carried out the work was particularly pleased that the original hydrolastic suspension had already been swapped for the much more reliable rubber cone system.

Silverstone Auctions understands that the car now drives, feels and even smells like stepping back into a newish 1969 Mini and the restoration is generally regarded as a great success and a tribute to the team at the MGOC.

It will be offered at no reserve on Saturday 12th November with all poceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK Research. Please bid generously.

Registration: UNJ 827H
Chassis Number: MA2S68710418A
Engine Number: 99H159AH28361
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 998
Year of Manufacture: 1969

 

 

 

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