Monday, September 1, 2014

Low Miles Mini at Charterhouse Auction

A 1968 Mini which has covered just 28,000 miles is one of the many classic cars being sold by Charterhouse in their classic car auction on Wednesday 17th September at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

“Mini’s at auction are a perennial popular buy. There is a huge club scene, spares are readily available, they are inexpensive to insure, have simple mechanics and do not take up too much space in a garage.” Commented Charterhouse classic car expert Matthew Whitney. “Over the past few years, we have sold many classic Mini’s for staggering sums of money such as the Mini Cooper we auctioned last year from a home in Leicester. In need of repair, it still sold for over £30,000. I do not think this particular Mini will sell for such a huge amount, but there has already been good interest shown.”

This Mini going under the Charterhouse hammer has spent all its life living in Weston super Mare. Being a Super de Luxe model it came with a heater and extra chrome bumpers. When ordered by its first owner, she also purchased a set of seat belts as an optional extra. Finished in its original Almond Green paint, it is complemented with a Porcelain Green interior and Green carpets and was supplied by Central Garage, Conglesbury, Bristol. As one would expect for such a pampered motor, the car still retains its original tool kit which is possibly unused, its bill of sale and even has its original unused spare tyre fitted.

The first lady owner then kept the charming little Mini until 2000, during which time she had covered just 26,000. It was then sold to a gentleman who also lived in Weston super Mare. He used it to compliment his MG B, and used the car for high days and shows, putting on just another 2,000 miles. It would be quite an amazing feat if this Mini sold to a third owner who lives in Weston super Mare.

Charterhouse is accepting late entries for this auction of classic and vintage cars on 17th September which is closely followed by clocks, collector’s items, coins, medals and stamps on 26th September.

For further information regarding this auction of classic cars or to enter a vehicle, contact Matthew Whitney, or for items relating to their collectors auction, please contact Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3BS 01935 812277 or via email on

Ultral low miles Mini with only two owners since 1968, being sold by Charterhouse auctioneers on Wednesday 17th September at Shepton Mallet £6,000-8,000
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