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A Mini adventure at the Charterhouse sale

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FOUR classic Minis feature in the Charterhouse auction of classic cars at The Royal Bath & West Showground on Sunday 12th February.

“The Mini has been an icon of motoring design for over 50 years and we have been instructed to sell four very different Minis,” said Matthew Whitney, from the Sherborne-based auction house.

“The great thing about being a classic car valuer is the wide variety of motors we come across, and while we have a Ford Mustang Mach 1 with a 7800cc V8 engine producing about 550bhp in the auction, the Minis will probably be more viewed and always seem to put a smile on people’s faces.”

The quartet entered into the auction comprise:

A 1967 Mini Cooper Mk I with a 998cc engine, first registered in Somerset where it has spent most of its life. It is estimated at £8,500 to £9,500;

Another Mini Cooper, a 1997 model with a 1300cc fuel-injected engine, estimated at £3,500 to £4,000;

A 1982 Mini City which will make a great starter classic or an ideal first car for someone at £600 to £800;

A really special 1985 Downton-tuned Mini. This has a 1293cc engine with a Kent cam, MG Metro polished cylinder head, quick-shift gearbox and many other enhancing goodies. The estimate is £3,000 to £4,000.

For more details of this auction or to consign a classic or vintage car, please contact Matthew Whitney, head of classic & vintage cars at Charterhouse, on 01935 812277 www.charterhouse-auctions.co.uk  or via email at mw@charterhouse-auctions.co.uk

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