Rare Mini Up For Auction

BY Azfar Hashim

A brand new classic car auction house, CCA, will be auctioning a very special, last of the line Rover Mini Cooper at Silverstone circuit on March 3rd

One of the last Minis made at the historic Longbridge plant, the 2001 registered car was the last original Mini to be sold new in Scotland, and has covered just 182 miles. The car, estimated at between £14,500 and £16,500, was purchased new at a Rover dealership, McRae and Dick, in Inverness by a private collector. The car was then taken to Orkney and lovingly placed in storage in a heated garage for 12 years, before being sold to the current owner. With only one registered keeper the car is sold in ‘as new’ condition.

The car retains its original paper stickers on the alloy wheels as well as its first tax disc and original key fob. So well preserved is the car, even a complimentary service voucher from the original dealer that was never redeemed is included. A high spec model, the Mini also has rare features such as an electric sunroof. CCA\'s Auction Manager Joe Watts said, “We are delighted to be selling this last of the line Mini in our first ever sale. This rare find is in amazing, untouched condition and is surely an exciting prospect for all Mini collectors out there.”

Viewing of all the cars in the auction will be available on March 3rd. To find out more about CCA and the special launch sale on March 3rd, please visit http://www.classiccarauctions.co.uk/