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Seven classic Minis head to auction

Published 16 November 2016

Seven Minis are going under the hammer at the H&H Classics sale on November 16 at Donington Park.

First up is a 1990 Rover Mini Cooper ‘RSP’ with just 293 miles on from new. The first Mini to be badged as a Cooper in a generation, the ‘RSP’ (Rover Special Products) model is highly sought after by collectors. Estimated at £17,500-£22,500, this car has been cherished by its two registered keepers.

The next lot is a 1989 ERA Mini Turbo with 18,000 miles on from new. It comes with its original book pack, including service book. Number 12 of 337 made (many of which went to Japan). The fastest classic Mini variant thanks to its turbocharged 1275cc engine, the ERA was also among the rarest. It should fetch between £14,000 and £16,000.

One that caught our eye was this 1969 Austin Mini 1000 MkII Countryman – one of just 58 Austin Mini MkII ‘woodies’ known to the Mini Register. Entered from a private collection and the subject of much past restoration work, it is worth an estimated £11,000-£13,000.

Other lots include 1985 Mini 1000 City E – current family ownership since 1993. Extensively restored some ten years ago and uprated with a 1293cc engine and gearbox. Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Then there’s the 1982 Mini Mayfair. Marketed as an upmarket version of the Mini perfect for the sophisticated urbanite, the Mayfair was more expensive and better trimmed than its siblings. Subject to some cosmetic restoration last year and MoT’d until July 2017, this particular automatic example is offered for sale with no reserve.

A 1996 Rover Mini Sprite, registered as ‘M1 NYW’ (Mini W) and in the current ownership since 1999, was treated to a repaint in 2004 and is understood to have covered just 69,700 miles (estimate: £4000-£5000).

Also for sale is a 1986 Mini Mayfair that’s been in owned by its current family since new. Kept garaged and repainted in 2011, this, much-loved Mayfair is offered for sale with an MoT certificate until September, 2017. A manual example with around 48,000 miles on the clock is estimated to fetch £3000-£4000.

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