1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon, Chassis no. MAZ3757301
Lot 304A
1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon, Chassis no. MAZ3757301
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,600 - 10,000
amended
Auction Details
1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon, Chassis no. MAZ3757301 1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon, Chassis no. MAZ3757301 1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon, Chassis no. MAZ3757301 1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon, Chassis no. MAZ3757301
Lot Details
1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon

Registration no. 881 XUD
Chassis no. MAZ3757301

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 allowed Issigonis to create a trend-setting masterpiece of automotive packaging. The first Mini prototypes were running by November 1957 and in April 1959 the first pre-production examples were hand-assembled at Austin's Longbridge factory. Less than two-and-a-half years after its initial conception the Mini was officially launched at the 1959 Motor Show, having been shown to the motoring press eight days previously. BMC chose to market the car as the 'Austin Se7en' 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. De Luxe versions – preferred by the majority of customers – came with bumper over-riders and additional exterior brightwork.

    First registered on 1st September 1960, this early Austin Se7en was acquired by the vendor from a family member, who no longer had space to store it. Now re-commissioned, MoT'd and taxed, it is offered for sale to make way for future projects. Said to start first time, the car is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to October 2013, Swansea V5 document and a quantity of expired MoT certificates and tax discs for the period 1973-1981.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the registration should read 881 UXD 1960 Austin Mini Se7en Saloon Registration no. 881 XUD Chassis no. MAZ3757301 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. The first Mini prototypes were running by November 1957 and in April 1959 the first pre-production examples were hand-assembled at Austin's Longbridge factory. Less than two-and-a-half years after its initial conception the Mini was officially launched at the 1959 Motor Show, having been shown to the motoring press eight days previously. BMC chose to market the car as the 'Austin Se7en' 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. De Luxe versions – preferred by the majority of customers – came with bumper over-riders and additional exterior brightwork. First registered on 1st September 1960, this early Austin Se7en was acquired by the vendor from a family member, who no longer had space to store it. Now re-commissioned, MoT'd and taxed, it is offered for sale to make way for future projects. Said to start first time, the car is offered with current road fund licence, MoT to October 2013, Swansea V5 document and a quantity of expired MoT certificates and tax discs for the period 1973-1981.
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