Lot details Registration No: J559MFL Chassis No: SAXXNNACBD033586 Mot Expiry: April 2008
When Alec Issigonis designed the Mini in the late 1950s he could not have envisaged the following that the little car would attract. Launched in 1959 it soon became the best selling car in Europe and was hailed as an icon of the early ‘60s. Bought by celebrities including the Beetles, Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore and Steve McQueen its most famous moment came in 1969 when it starred as the getaway car in the film, The Italian Job. The Mini’s design features and safe handling suited it to competitive events – something that John Cooper was quick to capitalize on, creating the high performance, race-winning, Mini Cooper.
This late example of the Rover Mini Cooper was manufactured in 1991 and is finished in red with a white roof and black/red interior. Having covered only 36,800 miles from new, it is described by its owner as being in excellent condition throughout. It is offered with a Swansea V5 and MOT certificate expiring April 2008. Cheap to run and great fun to drive, the Mini is a car that we should all experience at least once in our life.