An original Mini 30 with just 137 miles on the clock is being auctioned tomorrow (Tuesday December 16th) – and the unused car could end up selling for the same price as a factory-fresh brand new MINI…
Built in 1989, the one-of-3000 Mini 30 special edition was bought by its original owner for their private collection.
The car has thus never been driven on the road and has never even been MOT’d. Auctioneers at Barons describe it “literally in ‘as new’ condition”. That 137 miles was clocked up as delivery miles: it’s barely turned a wheel since.
The MINI has its original tax disc, logbook, sales brochure and warranty pack – unopened, of course – and also has the ‘Mini Thirty Years On’ book by Rob Golding that Rover included with every new Mini 30 sold.
As the original owner’s private collection was kept in a heated garage, this Mini 30 really is immaculate. That’s why the auctioneers at Barons’ Yuletide Classic sale at Sandown Park are hopeful of a strong hammer price.
Currently, the estimate is £9,750-£11,500. But could even this be a conservative estimate in the currently-booming classic car world?
Could it even approach the £13,750 list price of a brand new MINI One?
We’ll soon find out: come back this time tomorrow for news of how much one of the world’s finest 1980s Mini collectables actually sold for.