1977 British Leyland Mini Clubman

Lot: 148

Sold for (£): 7,700
Offered for sale is a 1.1L 1977 British Leyland Mini Clubman 1100 manual. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 97 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Just 8,760 miles from new... A highly original 1977 Mini Clubman.  

Originally registered on 31 Oct. 1977, this Russet Brown Mini was sold by Mann Egerton Ltd, Bishops Stortford on 14 Oct 1977 to Miss S Bradford. The car was resold on 28 April 1978 to her friend Miss D R Godfrey, Seven Kings, Ilford because Miss Bradford had received a company car. Garaged in 1985 by Miss Godfrey when she stopped driving, she is said to have put the car away and never used it again. At that time, the car had covered a mere 8,703 miles. She taxed it for 1986, but the tax disc was never used and is still with the car documents in the original square perforated paper.

The car was taken out for the first time and put back on the road this year with a new MoT certificate issued in August 2015, with no advisories. 

Safety related running gear (brake parts, headlights, tyres etc) we are told have been replaced. The fuel had solidified in the tank and a new petrol tank has been purchased and fitted. Almost all of these new parts are said to be original pattern from Moss Europe, the classic car specialists.

With the car are all MoTs from when it was on the road, service records, original BL handbook, the original keys and fob and the 1986 tax disc in its perforated paper. Essentially original with even its period working BL Motorola radio, this 38 years old / 8,760 miles Mini is said to drive wonderfully.

Lot Details

Registration: WHK37S RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1977 Engine size: 1.1L
Make: British Leyland Odometer reading (miles): 8760
Model: Mini Clubman 1100 MOT expiry: 2016-08-07
Warranted: No Chassis number: XC2S2-478040A

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 97 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Wonderful original condition. No rust, never damaged, welded or repaired. A few minor paint chips, commensurate with age & mileage.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Carpets, door cards, dash, headlining windows in superb almost showroom condition. Champagne light coloured velour seats show some signs of use.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Smooth taut engine, reflecting the ultra low mileage, commensurate with age & mileage.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

All safety related items such as brake cylinders, tyres etc replaced. Runs very nicely, commensurate with age & mileage.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

Even the original BL Motorola radio is working perfectly.

Vehicle History

Remarks

There is a very comprehensive history with the car, which includes Miss Godfrey's V5, every MOT, 1986 unused tax disc, service invoices, MOT check lists, original copy of a BL recall letter etc etc.) Original handbook, service book record, supercover documentation and two original sets of keys, one with Mann Egerton fob.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
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 Every-day 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