Two lady owners from new 1964 Morris Mini Minor Deluxe Saloon Registration no. AEL 569B Chassis no. M-A-2545225623 Engine no. 8AM/U/H626517
One of the most influential automobiles of all time, the Mini debuted in 1959 to universal acclaim, designer Alec Issigonis' choice of a transverse engine layout resulting in 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. Early cars 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.
The lady vendor purchased this Mini Minor Deluxe directly from her aunt, who had bought it new in 1964. Affectionately known as 'Molly Green', the Mini has been used sparingly and driven only in dry conditions. The current odometer reading is 33,185 miles. Re-sprayed in its original colour in the 1980s, the car remains much as it was in 1964 and is described by the vendor as in generally excellent condition. Much cherished, this well cared for early Mini is offered with the original bill of sale, owner's handbook and 'Passport to Service', old-style logbook, all servicing bills and current MoT/tax.