1960 Mini Minor De-Lux – Honest Car With A Decent Price Tag

Mini Minor De-Lux
1960 Mini Minor De-Lux could be worth a close inspection

A classic 1960 Mini Minor De-Lux could be worth a look as it rumbles into Barons’ Classic Winter Warmer sale at Sandown Park next Tuesday, February 26.

Delightful 1960 Morris Mini Minor De-Lux

1960 Morris Mini Minor De-Lux (Est: £6,000-£8,000) looks a beautiful little machine, presented in wonderfully original condition. Thanks to its first, lady, owner, who never used the car, and a subsequent owner who displayed it in the Alford Grampian Transport Museum, it has clocked up less than 29,000 miles in just under 60 years. Guide price: £9,000-£12,000.

Very few ‘driven’ classics arrive in such pristine condition and are highly desirable in the current market. The vendor acquired it in 2017, the 1964 Morris 1000 Traveller in Tuesday’s sale had been in one family ownership since new and has covered less than 40,000 miles.

There is also an immaculately-preserved, totally original one-owner 1991 Peugeot 309 GTi with a remarkable 131 warranted miles on the clock, which can be viewed here.

Peugeot 309 GTI
Peugeot 309 GTI with less than 140 miles recorded

Jaguar Pairing

Tuesday will also see a Jaguar pairing, both reflecting low mileages as they go under the auctioneers gavel.

The 1966 S-type 3.8 litre is accompanied by a substantial amount of paperwork which appears to verify the displayed mileage of 31,000, while the odometer on the handsome 1951 Mk V saloon, which spent half a century in the dry, sunny Australian climate, displays 55,535 miles.

Barons points out, though, that while the history and documentation for both cars supports the mileages, they cannot be warranted. The S-type carries a guide price of £14,000-£17,000 and the Mk V is estimated at £23,000-£28,000.

1966 S-type 3.8 litre
1966 S-type 3.8 litre

Just outside the ‘extraordinarily low mileage club’, but not exactly overused either is the 1964 Morris Mini Cooper Mk1 998cc. With 95,000 miles on the clock, this nippy little motor has been cherished over the decades, and still boasts the original shell, engine and interior. It comes complete with a huge history file and the original handbook and BMC Passport to Service books – a fantastic buy for a Cooper fan, at £17,000-£21,000.

For more information about Baron’ February 26 Sandown Park Classic Winter Warmer sale, please visit here.

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