Evaluation: Part of The Bavarian Legends Collection. Delivered new in Italy and comes with its ACI Estratto Cronologico and BMIHT Certificate. An incredibly good restoration with only the slightest pitting to the chrome and grille. The interior is a delight too with perfect materials and a smart wood-rimmed steering wheel. Represented as matching numbers. A gorgeous bright Mini, but has been on static museum display for long enough that it may require some attention before hitting the road.
Bottom Line: That attention, however, should be fairly straightforward and cheap so the bidders saw this car for what it is – a gorgeous, genuine Mk I 1275 Cooper S that hasn’t been fussed with. Such Minis are quite rare in a world of modified cars and easy-to-make Cooper clones, so they can be quite expensive and this one deserved its strong price here.