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1960 Austin Mini

Se7en
$15,950
Sale Price
No
Reserve
20 October 2022
Sold Date
40.1
Lot Number
#2
Older restoration
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis no. AA2S776053. Speedwell Blue over blue and gray pattern vinyl. RHD. 848/34hp, 4-speed, White steel wheels, Falken tires.

Evaluation: Restored in the UK in 2013. Light age and blemishes here and there but for the most part it is a lovely, fresh, well-presented 850 Mini, from very early in the run when they were still marketed as the Se7en, along with the Morris Mini Minor.

Bottom Line: Between 1959 and 2000 over 5.3 million classic Minis were built all over the world, but here in America a Mini is not a common classic car. The ones you do see are usually Coopers/Cooper Ss, Cooper clones, or later gray market cars built in Australia or Japan. Seeing such an early, bone stock Mini, then, is unusual. It’s reassuringly clean and the simple, basic functionality of the early versions is charming. Barrett-Jackson is an odd venue for a 34-hp Brit, but the price here is a reasonable if unremarkable one.

by Andrew Newton
28 October 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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