Lot 116 - 1985 Austin Mini Mayfair

Only 3,241 Miles from new

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Auction Autosport, NEC January 2015
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Lot Number 116
Reg. Number C748 FVS
Chassis Number SAXXL2S1N20296928
Year 1985

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Supplied new by Frogmore Garage & Coachworks on the 12th December 1985 to Mrs Gladys Lock for a total price of £3,900 as revealed on the original purchase invoice.  Remaining in her care until July 2009 when her husband, Mr Dennis Lock took ownership.  Incredibly, the supplying dealer maintained the car with every annual MoT certificate from 1988.  This leaves the next fortunate owner absolute verification of the unique and very desirable mileage of just 3,241.  The third and final custodian has a number of low mileage Mini’s and has fortunately continued the annual MoT ritual despite covering just under 1,000 miles since May 2011.  All hand books exist including the Service Record book, Customer Guide booklet, In-car Entertainment Booklet, Austin Rover Supercover literature, (the AA stickers have been placed in the side rear screens) and a full set of keys are present.

This exceptional Mini Mayfair is finished in Arum White, (code NMF).  A beautiful shine remains all over thanks to a garaged, low mileage existence.  All the unique trim is in excellent condition, and the distinguishing ‘Mayfair’ motifs remain intact and damage free.  Wheel arches, sills and under the bonnet remain factory fresh with manufacturer stickers still on all the components. A remarkable and very special little car.

The interior of this outstanding luxury Mini Mayfair is in fabulous factory original condition finished in Raschelle fabric on the seats, door trims and side casings.  The deep cut pile carpets have absolutely no wear and the headlining is spotlessly clean.  The colour coded three spoke steering wheel, with the ‘Austin’ badge proudly on display and the moulded handbrake grip is perfect.  The LW/MW AN232 stereo with tone control operates correctly along with all the other instruments, switches and gauges. All the tools are unused in the plastic roll case.  This car is in excellent mechanical order having covered such few miles.  The engine is the 4-cylinder transverse OHV 998cc ‘A Plus’ unit which pulls strongly and is whisper quiet.  With 40bhp, progress is nippy and running costs minuscule, thanks to excellent parts availability and 60.5mpg at 56mph.  The 4-speed all synchromesh gearbox with a diaphragm spring clutch is precise and changes gear effortlessly.  If you have driven a mini before you will know it is pure fun and this example is no exception!

The correct Mayfair wheel trims remain scuff and damage free all shod in factory correct Pirelli 145/70 SR12 tyres including the boot mounted spare.  Absolute originality throughout including side coachline, ‘Mayfair’ motifs, wheel arch extensions, grey bumpers, chrome locking fuel filler cap, twin door mirrors, tinted glass, opening rear quarter windows, adjustable head restraints, reclining front seats, laminated windscreen, twin sun visors with vanity mirrors, triple pack binnacle, rev counter, water temperature gauge, LW/MW radio with one rear parcel shelf speaker, heated rear window, rear fog lamp. An unrepeatable Austin Mini Mayfair with an amazing 3,241 miles from new.


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