1959 Austin Se7en Mini - 15/02/15 For Sale by Auction (5 replies)
1959 Austin Se7en Mini - 15/02/15 For Sale by Auction
"First up is a 1959 Austin Se7en Mini. From the first year of production this Mini has covered just 35,000 miles in 55 years and was last on the road in 1977. Having been barn stored in Devon since 1977, it has gathered a charming covering of dust and is a rare survivor. Although there are numerous Mini clubs, the 1959 Mini Register is a very exclusive club which has only 184 vehicles registered. Offered for auction by Charterhouse it is estimated at Â£8,000-10,000."
Charterhouse Auctioneers are pleased to offer this vehicle in their next classic car auction on Sunday 15th February 2015 at The Royal Bath and West of England Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.
Does anyone know how much this made at auction ?
It is not only auctioneers who dream up ideas and descriptions that innocent people believe as the gospel factual and accurate. That database How Many Left that claims to confirm the number of vehicle type licensed or on SORN since 1994 is rubbish.
Let me say why, if we wished we could disprove the Wolseley 1100 statistics as nonsense as we have more vehicles here on the road than they claim survives.
The Mini Cooper Register is the same in that it will never account for all the Cooper cars that survive. Again let me state why, I know a number of old generation genuine cars and most owners are not interested in Mini clubs full stop. Their cars will in their ownership will never be logged as survivors.
Furthermore, in my group of friends there is the earliest Mk3 Cooper S that survives and one of the very last Mk3 Cooper S cars. Both are totally original and not recorded with MCR which is a shame in my view.
That's life. Is it not time for clubs and groups who claim they know the whereabouts of all the survivors to state this and admit the truth to this fact.
People always will provide misleading information that naÃ¯ve or gullible individuals will believe. The biggest myth in the Mini world is the fabrication that some Mk3 Cooper S cars were built with solid wall blocks. That is totally false because in 45 years of interest in these cars, I have never seen a genuine original car without tappet chest covers and hydrolastic suspension.
From the Charterhouse website looks like it didnt sell...
From what Martin originally told us, part of the description of the car presumably dreamed up by Chartherhouse, the auctioneers says:
[i:3n0wmg6j]Although there are numerous Mini clubs, the 1959 Mini Register is a very exclusive club which has only 184 vehicles registered. [/i:3n0wmg6j]
By including this what are they trying to tell the potential buyer? That there are only 184 built in 1959 still around? Whilst I agree that there will not now be that many still around after 56 years, the 1959 Mini Register will not have details of all of them that are. They only rely on being told about a car, there's no obligation to inform them. We're not talking SWORN here!
If it didn't sell for once the buyers might have been cuter than the auctioneers with their dreamed up descriptions!