1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867
Lot 502
1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon,
Registration no. 478 TPE Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867
Sold for £2,990 (US$ 3,774) inc. premium

Lot Details
1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867 1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon, Chassis no. AA2S778868 Engine no. 8AMU66867
1961 Austin Mini Seven Saloon

Registration no. 478 TPE
Chassis no. AA2S778868
Engine no. 8AMU66867

Footnotes

  • One of the most influential automobiles of all time, the Alec Issigonis-designed Mini debuted in 1959 to universal acclaim. True, there had been numerous front-wheel-drive designs before the Mini's arrival, but the transverse engine layout enabled Issigonis to create a trend-setting masterpiece of automotive packaging. BMC chose to market the car as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor before Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. The early Mk1 had the 848cc A-Series engine, rubber cone suspension, and floor-mounted starter button, the latter two features being replaced by Hydrolastic suspension and key starting respectively in 1964.

    This early Mini was purchased new from Comerford's of Thames Ditton by a Mr Hampton, passing in 1988 to the current (second) owner, who registered the car at his own address but under his brother-in-law's name. The vendor used the Mini for around six moths before having two new wings and a floor pan welded in and the car fully re-sprayed by Chamberlain's Coachworks of Surbiton, Surrey. Parked outside for around 12 months following the re-spray, '478 TPE' has been kept garaged since then and used only once or twice annually. A total of only 64,500 miles is recorded on the odometer and the car is described as in generally good condition with exception of the original interior, though a roll of correct material is included in the sale, enabling it to be re-upholstered. The car is offered with dating certificate, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5.
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