The inaugural Silverstone-based Classic Car Auctions sale will see a brand new Classic Mini Cooper go under the hammer
How much of a premium would you pay to buy an as-new example of your favourite classic car? Brand new auction house CCA, from the same team that created Silverstone Auctions, is offering a 182-mile 2001 Mini Cooper, with an estimate of £14,500 and £16,500.
This particular Mini is also significant, being the final example of the iconic original Mini to be sold in Scotland during 2001. A collector purchased the Mini from Rover dealership McRae and Dick in Inverness, shipped it to a heated garage in Orkney where it lived for 12 years.
It was then sold to the current owner, and it still remains showroom fresh, with stickers on alloy wheels that would normally be removed during its PDI check, plus original tax disc and key fob. It comes with all the original documentation, which includes the supplying dealer’s voucher for a first service.
CCA’s first sale will take place on 3 March, at the Silverstone circuit. The selection of cars at the sale has been tailored to include ‘everyman’ classics, that are perhaps more affordable and accessible to enthusiasts than the more top-end cars usually offered by Silverstone auctions.