Wed, 16th Dec 2020 13:00

The Motor House, Warrington

  Lot 37

1979 Austin Morris Mini Van

Sold for £12,417

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: DRT 139T
Chassis No: XLV1548228A
MOT: March 2021

  • Only three former keepers and 38,730 recorded miles
  • Subject to a self-evident older restoration and serviced annually in current custodianship
  • Offered with V5C, a small collection of past MOTs and invoices, and a current MOT certificate until March 2021

Subsequently voted the second most influential car of the Twentieth Century, the Mini broke cover in 1959. In addition to the standard Saloon, BMC/BL built a variety of other versions including the Traveller, sporty Cooper and Cooper S models, Clubman and 1275 GT, Moke, Pickup, and the popular Mini Van. The latter was based on the longer platform of the Traveller and had a load capacity of 0.25 tons. Available from 1960 until 1982, it was classed as a commercial vehicle and therefore avoided sales tax; making it a cheaper alternative to a car as well a handy goods vehicle - some 521,494 examples were manufactured.

This Austin Morris Mini Van was manufactured in 1979 and was first registered in January that year. In current ownership since 2017 and has only three keepers former keepers, the Mini has a recorded mileage of 38,730 miles. Finished in White with Black upholstery, the Mini has the 998cc engine with a four-speed manual, been serviced annually in current ownership. The Mini Van is accompanied by a small number of MOTs and invoices, V5C and MOT certificated until March 2021.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: ‘Very Good'
Engine: ‘Very Good’
Electrical Equipment: 'Good'
Paintwork: 'Very Good'
Gearbox: 'Very Good'
Interior Trim: 'Average'

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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