The Mini was made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a British icon of the 1960s and its space-saving front-wheel drive layout, which allowed 80 percent of the area of the car’s floor plan to be used for passengers and luggage, influenced a generation of car makers.
The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T. The 1996 Mark VII was the final version with twin point injection with front mounted radiator. A full-width dashboard replaced the original shelf with an internal bonnet release and the introduction of airbag on the driver’s side.
This amazing example has covered only 183 miles from new and was the last classic Mini to be registered in Scotland. The car was purchased from dealers Macrae and Dick in Inverness in October 2001 and driven back to Orkney on a dry day where the car remained protected from the elements in a home office in Kirkwall.
The owner informs us that the car has never been in the wet and is like new – as you would expect from a car that has covered only 183 miles.
Described as being excellent in every respect and finished in the classic colour scheme of British racing green with a black half leather interior, there is unquestionably no other Mini like this one. A highly desirable, investment grade motor car and a unique collector’s piece, this car would be fantastic either as a first classic or indeed as an addition to a collection totalling millions of pounds. In any scenario, this little car will still stand out.
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