1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A
Lot 7
1965 Austin Mini Saloon
Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A
Sold for €10,925 (US$ 11,626) inc. premium

Lot Details
1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A 1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A 1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A 1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A 1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A 1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A 1965 Austin Mini Saloon  Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A
1965 Austin Mini Saloon
Chassis no. AA2S7L843811A
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. 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.

Originally an 850cc model, this left-hand drive Cooper-style example has been upgraded with an overhauled 998cc engine equipped with twin carburettors, while other improvements include a wood veneer dashboard and Minilite-type alloy wheels. The interior benefits from new carpets and the gearbox has been overhauled. The car as a whole is described as in generally excellent condition, having been well maintained by a private collector. Accompanying documentation consists of Belgian registration papers and roadworthiness certificate.

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