1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771

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Lot 137
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon
Coachwork by Wood & Pickett Ltd Registration no. D82 ROK Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771

Sold for £ 13,570 (US$ 16,366) inc. premium
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon
Coachwork by Wood & Pickett Ltd

Registration no. D82 ROK
Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
*Rare and desirable upmarket Mini variant
*Automatic transmission
*Numerous luxury upgrades
*Unused and unregistered until 2013
*Circa 4,000 miles from new

Footnotes

  • Wood & Pickett Ltd was founded in the early 1960s by Bill Wood and Les Pickett, both of whom had been employed until the late 1940s by Hooper & Co, one of Britain's leading traditional coachbuilding firms. Inspired by the success of Harold Radford's upmarket Mini de Ville, Wood & Pickett decided to specialise in converting Minis to similarly luxurious specification, calling their version the 'Margrave'. The latter featured a distinctive leather and walnut dashboard, leather or Dralon upholstery and front/rear 'nudge' bars, while customers were able to choose from a wide range of extra-cost options. A number of senior staff defected from Radford to W & P and the latter went from strength to strength, diversifying into conversions for other models, most notably the Range Rover. With the arrival of the Metro, up-rated versions of that were developed and during the 1980s the Montego received similar treatment. In 1986 Wood & Pickett was purchased by the Henlys dealership group under whose ownership greater emphasis was placed on their highly profitable conversions for the Range Rover. Since being sold by Henlys in 1989 the company has changed hands again and is still existence today in Leatherhead, Surrey where it is concentrating once more on conversions and restorations of classic Minis.

    A letter on file from W J Furber Ltd of Shropshire states that the company purchased this Mini Margrave - reportedly the last built by Wood & Pickett – sometime between 1985 and 1988. Unregistered and unused at time of acquisition, the car remained with W J Furber until it was sold in 2013, passing its first MoT test on 18th November 2013 with only 61 miles recorded (the current odometer reading is circa 4,000). Its specification includes the following:

    Landau-type vinyl roof
    Minilite-style 12" alloy wheels
    Porsche Palsalor 474 paintwork
    Wooden dashboard
    Full leather seats in beige
    Moto-Lita steering wheel
    Electric windows
    Centre console
    Automatic transmission
    Sports exhaust
    Modern radio and antenna
    Aston Martin-style fuel filler cap
    New Yokohama tyres

    Presented in excellent condition and driving well, this rare and highly desirable upmarket Mini is offered with its original black leather wheel, UK and continental front lights, sundry bills, some expired MoT certificates, DVSA MoT summary, V5C registration document, Belgian registration papers, and an illustrated valuation report (in French) compiled in September 2017 by Maxime Hubrecht, Expert Automobile.
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1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
1987 Mini Margrave 1,275cc Sports Saloon  Chassis no. SAXXL2S1020338771
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