30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

  Lot 50

1991 Rover Mini 'Lamm' Cabriolet
Just 368 miles from new

Lot details

Registration No: J771 PVC
Chassis No: SAXXNWBMBBD023467
MOT: None

  • Just 368 miles and family owned from new
  • 1 of only 75 LAMM Mini Cabriolets, commissioned by Rover
  • Subject to recently being recommissioned after a long period of dry storage
  • Finished in Pearlescent Cherry Red with its original matching Maroon hood
  • Supplied new by Quicks of Coventry and still retaining its original dealer plates and rear window sticker
  • A rare and sought-after model

By the late 1980s, there had been a massive revival in everything Mini, especially in Japan, so Rover started to take notice. Despite all the previous conversions, including those from Crayford, there hadn’t been an ‘in-house’ offering until 1993. So, after 34 years, the still commercially cautious Rover commissioned 75 converted Mini Cabriolets from Lamm Autohaus in Germany. Lamm had been producing its own coach-built Mini cabriolets since the 1980s. All built in right-hand-drive configuration, and sold through 12 selected UK Rover dealers, demand was high, selling-out within weeks.

It was offered in only one colour - Pearlescent Cherry Red (Code GOC - a deeper colour than Rover’s Nightfire Red) with the interior utilising the Mini Mayfair’s seats and trim with a wood-grained dash. All examples had Mini-Cooper mechanicals and a carburetted 1275cc engine. The bodyshell was substantially strengthened to compensate for the resulting loss of rigidity. Lamm removed the roof, replacing the steel roof with a fabric hood with plastic rear windows. All Lamm Cabriolets wore Revolution alloy wheels and a colour-matched body kit.

Launched on 23rd June 1991, the high list price of just over £12,000, immediately placed the car into a special, even collector’s niche of car. Displaying just a mere 368 miles and family owned from new ‘J771 PVC’ is an original example of the 75 Lamm Mini Cabriolets that Rover commissioned. Recently recommissioned after a long period of dry storage, this super low mileage example is of course finished in Pearlescent Cherry Red with its original matching Maroon hood, with both paint and hood not seeing the British weather. Originally supplied new by Quicks of Coventry ‘J771 PVC’ retains its original dealer plates and rear window sticker. A rare, collectable and sought-after model, the vendor has described the car as ‘Excellent’ in all areas. A rare and sought-after model and a unique opportunity.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 30th Nov, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


Tuesday 29th November 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 30th November 2022 from 9am

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