For Sale with H&H Classics at Donington Park
Anyone who fancies gearing up for some ‘Italian Job’ style fun can indulge in a choice of no fewer than five Minis - two more than those in the movie – at the H&H Classics sale on November 16th at Donington Park.
The stars of ‘The Italian Job’ were three Mk1 Austin Mini Cooper S's, in red, white and blue. At the hands of the film stunt drivers, these cars became legends. Not many modifications were needed for the wow factor stunts as the Coopers were race bred and so were incredibly hardy. The only real problem that they posed for the stunt drivers was their low ground clearance.
* A green and white 1990 Mini Cooper RSP,1275 CC, with black seats. Estimate £17500 to £22,500. Entered from a private collection this is something of a stunning time warp motorcar. It has had just two registered keepers from new with only 293 delivery miles on the odometer. It was purchased new in 1990 and dry stored since. It comes supplied with an original bill of sale, book pack & paperwork.
* A blue 1986 Mini Mayfair, 998 CC with grey seats. Its MOT expires on Sept 2017. It is estimated to sell for £3,000 – £4,000. Details. Family owned from new in 1986, one registered keeper. Maintain and garaged during the vehicles lifetime. Only circa 44,000 miles, historic MOT's and driver’s pack.
* 1996 Red Mini Sprite. CC1275. Trim Colour: Black. MOT Expiry: Sept 2017. Estimate: £4000 – 5000.
* A Green 1989 Mini Turbo 1275CC with grey interior. Estimate: £14,000 – £16,000.
* Red 1969 Austin Mini 1000 MKII Countryman, 998 CC, trim Colour Red, MOT expiry Aug 2017. Estimate: £11,000 - £13,000
* A metallic green automatic 1982 Austin Mini Mayfair, 998 CC, trim colour brown with an MOT that expires July 2017. Estimate: £1,000 – £2,000.
Despite their uniqueness the Mini only took off when celebrities like Paul McCartney and Twiggy bought theirs. Then the sales went crazy and in 'swinging' London it quickly became the coolest car to be seen in.
At the Donington auction H&H Classics will also sell a hand built long wheelbase Bentley Turbo sports saloon to benefit ‘Help for Heroes’. This lovely car has 34,080 miles from new. It comes in a stunning wild berry red with cream leather trim and maroon carpets and lamb's wool over-rugs. It has a full service history (16 stamps, last service at 33,875 miles / April 2016) MOT to January 2017. Road Fund License to May 2017. The car is described as being in excellent condition throughout and is estimated to sell for around £15,000 to £20,000.