Sold for £18,562
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: V456 GHH
Chassis No: SAXXNWAZEYD179204
MOT: October 2023
The original Mini was a revolution on wheels, offering iconic style and space for the masses. The fuel crisis beating 'people's car' that became a fashion icon, synonymous with Britain and the 'swinging '60s. The mechanical genius of the design placed the ubiquitous 'A-Series' engine transversely across the frame with the gearbox with its sump. A rubber cone suspension replaced springs, accentuating the 'go kart'-like handling and allowing for 80 percent of the floorpan to be used by passengers and their luggage.
Described by the vendor as a 'no expense spared' custom build by Chay Spellman from Mini World on the Costa Del Sol, it was actually circa £25,000 that was spent on the builder's vision for this Mini. The new Pearlescent Pink and White paintwork alone would have been a healthy chunk of that, however, the specification goes beyond paint. Upgraded with a fuel-injected 1480cc 'Mini Speed' engine and a stainless exhaust, the car sits on Hi-Lo suspension, Spax shock absorbers and 7x13 'ultra-light' 8-spoke chrome Minilite-style wheels. Inside the dashboard has been given a fabulous looking Cooper 500 dash with Pink and White Alcantara seats with silver stitching and Swarovski badges. Since the finish of the build, it has covered just 14,500 miles (new clocks fitted) since, rarely seen the rain and was subject to a full service in 2021.
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Auction: The Fast Road Sale @ Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 20th Oct, 2022
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