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Mini in a million

Very special classic Mini with just 182 miles on the clock to be auctioned in March.

One of the last Minis made at the historic Longbridge plant and the last original Mini to be sold new in Scotland will go under the hammer at Silverstone on March 3.

The 2001 Rover Mini Cooper is expected to fetch between £14,500-£16,500. It was purchased new at Rover dealership McRae and Dick in Inverness by a private collector.

The car was then taken to Orkney, lovingly placed in storage in a heated garage for 12 years, before being sold to the current owner. With only one registered keeper the car is sold in ‘as new’ condition.

Amazingly the car retains its original paper stickers on the alloy wheels as well as its first tax disc and original key fob. A high spec model, the Mini also has rare features such as an electric sunroof.

Special classic Mini for sale

Brand new classic car auction house CCA (Classic Car Auctions) will stage the sale of 80 cars in total and Classic Car Show presenter Quentin Willson will be hammering away the first lot as well as offering advice in a talk on how to buy a classic at auction.

Auction Manager of CCA, Joe Watts, said: “We are delighted to be selling this last of the line Mini in our first ever sale. This rare find is in amazing, untouched condition and is surely an exciting prospect for all Mini collectors out there.”

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