Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mini’s Muster at Charterhouse Classic Car Auction

The Charterhouse November classic car and motorcycle auction includes a group of Mini’s rarely seen on our roads today.

“The classic car market is particularly buoyant at present with high prices being achieved across the broad spectrum of vehicles.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, whilst cars such as Aston Martin and Jaguar E Types continue to produce bidding wars as demand outstrips supply, there are other winners such as the range of classic Mini’s. Once a common sight on our roads, their numbers are dwindling as they are more and more often being put into private collections.”

There are several star Mini’s in the Charterhouse auction, with some of them estimated higher than the price of a new Mini!

First up is an extremely rare 1961 Mini pick up. Being from the first year of pick up production, this is probably the earliest pick up currently available. One family owned from new, and with only 27,000 recorded miles, this Mini has spent the whole of its life in Dorset and Somerset. Now looking for a new owner, this marvellous little commercial vehicle is estimated at £11,000-13,000.

Estimated at £3,000 more is a 1969 Mini Cooper S from a client in Cornwall. Being a matching numbers car, in perhaps arguably the most desirable Cooper specification, this Mini has been garage stored since 1988.

Perhaps for the purist, is a 1960 Austin Se7en. Sporting just an 850cc engine, the first owner had the factory put in many boy racer extras such as numerous dials, toggles and even faux leopard seat covers, no doubt the height of fashion in its day! Now looking for a new garage, this early Mini is estimated at £10,000-15,000.

However, for the Mini owner who is looking for some fun in the sun, Charterhouse has a Mini Moke from a client in Wiltshire. Painted in a patriotic red, white and blue combination, this summer fun motor is estimated at £4,000-6,000

Charterhouse is now accepting late entries for this auction of classic cars and motorcycles on Sunday 3rd November at The Royal Bath & West Showground.

For further information regarding this auction, or to arrange a home visit, please contact Matthew Whitney, Associate Partner at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset 01935 812277 or via email on

Mini Moke £4,000-6,000
Mini Cooper S £14,000-18,000
Mini pick up £11,000-13,000
Original boy racer 850cc Austin Se7en Mini £10,000-15,000
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