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1989 Austin Mini Thirty
Circa £15,000 worth of invoices

Lot 57 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)

Sold for £10,000

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: G45 EDA
Chassis No: SAXXL2S1N20427204
MOT: September 2020

  • The subject of an extensive 'nut and bolt' restoration in 2017 and said to be 'probably the best on the market'
  • 25,200 recorded miles supported by the accompanying MOT history
  • Original service book, rear window sticker and supplying dealer number plates etc
  • Circa £15,000 worth of invoices on file
  • Said to be 'a beautiful car that drives superbly'

Extremely smart and judged by the seller to be ‘probably the best example of its kind on the market’, ‘G45 EDA’ was the subject of an exacting ‘nut and bolt’ restoration during 2017. The current registered keeper carried out much of the work himself, aside from the bodywork which was professionally refurbished, but even so supporting invoices on file total some £15,000. Pleasingly retaining its original service book, rear window sticker and supplying dealer number plates, the Mini is understood to have covered some 25,000 miles from new; a figure apparently borne out by the accompanying MOT history. Summed-up the seller as ‘a beautiful car that drives superbly’, this museum quality Thirty is offered for sale with the aforementioned invoices, restoration DVD and MOT certificate valid until September 2020.

Introduced in 1989 and based on the popular Mayfair, the limited edition Thirty was created to celebrate three decades of Mini production. Powered by a 998cc version of the ubiquitous A-Series engine, the newcomer could be had in either Cherry Red (2,000) or Black (1,000). Over ninety percent were equipped with four-speed manual gearboxes, while all featured half leather trim with Red piping and rode on Minilite-style wheels.


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