46,567 miles from new 1961 Morris Mini Minor Saloon Registration no. 13 DOE Chassis no. 8AM-FAU-H238654 Engine no. M/A2S4 48785
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 allowed 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. In due course estate and van versions arrived, larger engines became available, more luxurious Riley and Wolseley models joined the line-up and the sporting Mini Cooper was introduced. 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.
Previously owned by Catherine Phipps of Birmingham, this Morris Mini Minor saloon currently displays a total of 46,567 miles on the odometer. '13 DOE' is described as apparently original and in generally very good condition, though the under-bonnet area would benefit from detailing and the interior from a clean. The car is offered with 1970s petrol ration books, sundry invoices, a substantial quantity of expired MoTs, road fund licence to July 2013, Swansea V5 document and MoT to October 2013.