A pair of low mileage Mini 30 special editions will be the star cars at Anglia Car Auctions’ Classic Car Sale on Saturday April 4. The cars, from a production run of just 3,000, have been in storage for 25 years. One has just 18 miles from new, while the other has covered 137 miles.
The first of Lister Cars’ reborn ‘Knobbly’ racers has rolled off the production line at the Lister factory in Cambridge. Built to Brian Lister’s original specifications for the 1958 ‘Knobbly’, this is the first of a sold-out production run of ten cars, but overwhelming demand has meant Lister is considering three additional one-off ‘final editions’.
An ex-Works Austin Healey Sprite first used by Pat Moss and Ann Wisdom on the 1960 Tour de Corse and subsequently rebodied in 1961 as a lightweight ‘Sebring’ by Williams & Pritchard for Ian Walker, is to be offered by H&H Classics at its April 15 auction.
Virtually unused for 47 years, a ‘time warp’ 1968 Austin Minivan is to be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ practical classics restoration show sale on March 28 at the NEC, Birmingham. It is estimated at between £23,000 and £25,000.
Potential customers flooded Ford websites to design, specify and price nearly 500,000 new Ford Mustang models in the first month the car was available to order across Europe. During the first week, more Mustang models were specified online than any other Ford vehicle. Mustang websites, enabling customers to build and price a Mustang to a chosen specification, attracted more than 1.1 million visits.