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Mini is a Show Stopper

    A Mini, dating from the early swinging sixties, is entered into the Charterhouse classic car auction on Sunday 17th June.

    “Mini cars are motoring icons and every time I see an early model it put a smile on my face.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “With excellent parts availability, simple mechanics, their diminutive size, bags of character and fun to drive Mini’s appeal to classic cars enthusiasts of all ages.”

    The Mini first made an appearance in 1959. Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis it was revolutionary with its space saving transverse engine front wheel drive layout and was so popular it carried on in production until 2000 with sales of over 5 million Mini’s.

    The Mini going under the Charterhouse hammer is a 1963 Morris Mini Minor Super De-Luxe. Coming to auction in a restored state, it has also been a previous show winner and this beautiful looking Mini is estimated at £5,000-6,000*.

    The auction is being held in conjunction with The Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show which attracts huge numbers of enthusiasts, collectors and dealers running on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June at The Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet.

    Charterhouse is accepting further entries for this classic car auction. They are also accepting entries for their June two day collectors auction on 21st & 22nd which includes clocks, coins, medals, militaria, stamps and a huge lifelong collection of automobilia and model cars

    For further information regarding these auctions, or arrange a home visit, contact Matthew Whitney or Rosie Bowen at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or via email

    1963 Morris Mini Minor Super De-Luxe £5,000-6,000*

    *plus 13.2% buyer’s premium (inc VAT)