Lot 59 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 26th July 2017)
Registration No: J535JUT
Chassis No: SAXXNNAMBBD017892
Mot Expiry: Nov 2020
- Subject to an extensive bodywork restoration, windows out re-paint and mechanical overhaul
- 69,400 miles from new and offered with a collection of invoices plus old MOT certificates
- New walnut dash, wheels and tyres, chrome kit and bumpers plus a fresh MOT
With the after effects of the 1956-1957 Suez Crisis being felt worldwide, Leonard Lord commissioned Alec Issigonis to work on a radical small car project. His response was the now legendary Mini. Featuring an ingenious transverse-mounted powertrain (with engine sat atop of the gearbox), all-round independent 'rubber cone' suspension, front-wheel drive and compact rack and pinion steering, the newcomer was a packaging masterpiece; not to mention one of the most influential automotive designs ever conceived. A fine example of a Rover Mini Cooper in British Racing Green with a white roof and black cloth upholstery 'J535 JUT' has just undergone an extensive bodywork restoration, windows out re-paint and mechanical overhaul. Having covered 69,400 miles from new it is offered with a collection of invoices and old MOT certificates. The restoration has included new floor pans, sills, inner and outer rear quarters, rear boot valance, new off side and near side doors, new front panel, new window rubbers and chrome inserts, rear subframe, new walnut dash, new wheels and tyres, new headlamp, new front grill, chrome kit and bumpers.