1959 Austin Mini 850 - Indicating 14,365 Miles

1959 Austin Mini 850 - Indicating 14,365 Miles

Purchased new in Johannesburg in early 1960 and believed to be the third-oldest surviving South African-built Mini.

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  • BODY COLOUR
    Farina Grey
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    FTR 204D
  • ODOMETER READING
    14365 Miles

SUMMARY

Purchased new in Johannesburg in early 1960 and believed to be the third-oldest surviving South African-built Mini.

DESCRIPTION

  • Originally assembled (CKD from Longbridge) at Blackheath Assembly Plant in Cape Town with various parts locally produced, including the interior trim, window glass, washer bottle etc. which are unique to these cars
  • Mrs Hughes bought the car new in Johannesburg in early 1960 and moved back to the UK in 1966 bringing the Mini with her, travelling on the 'SA Vaal' from Durban to Southampton
  • It was UK-registered, FTR 204D, on its arrival (original logbook in file) and then driven to Northumberland to her new address
  • Used very sparingly and eventually sold upon her passing in October 1998 by auction. The original newspaper article is with the car, as are the original SA number plates and the spare keys, still with the paper shipping tag attached
  • According to our vendor 'The car is totally untouched. Original paint with a few minor age-related marks, rubber floor covering, original seats and interior and rubber boot mat'
  • He acquired it in 2011 and has used it as a show car being prominently featured on the 1959 Mini Register stand at shows and keeping the mileage to a minimum (14,365 miles currently). It has two previous keepers.
  • It appears to be the third-oldest surviving South African-built Mini (A South African Mini Story by Ryno Verster ) with the other two still in South Africa
  • The car is described by our vendor as 'time-warp and is roadworthy'. Remarkable

SPECIFICATION

Make
AUSTIN
Model
MINI
Variant
850
Registration Number
FTR 204D
Chassis Number
AA2S7 8701
Engine Number
8AUH 12219
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Farina Grey

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

OVERALL:

107 / 135

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Purchased new in South Africa early 1960. Owner moved to UK in 1966 bringing the car with her. Used very sparingly covering under 15000 miles.


Restoration Notes

Not restored. Good original condition. Discussed with Richard

Import Notes

South African personal import march 1966.

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car

Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts

Good Everyday useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history

Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history

Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Richard.

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