The oldest surviving unrestored Mini is to be auctioned, with a suggested price tag of around £15,000.
While it may not look much to the untrained eye, Mini enthusiasts are set to be frantic with excitement when the car is sold by Bonhams auctioneers at an event in London later on this month.
Bonhams claim that the miniature car was the eighth of its type produced at the famous Longbridge factory in Birmingham back in May 1959. It has two previous owners and just 30,041 miles on the clock.
John Polson from Bonhams commented: “This is a wonderful opportunity to buy the car and restore it. Collectors love the fact it has had very little done to it since it was built. The car was made very, very simply without many instruments or equipment.”
It is thought that there are only three such Minis that pre-date this one, all of which have been restored.
The auction will take place on April 30th in Hendon, north London.