Variant name:CITY E ,Variant: CITY E Automatic - One lady owner from new, A superb example covering only 11,700 miles in 27 years. An outstanding car. Launched to a dumb-founded motoring press in 1959, the Alec Issigonis-designed Mini introduced a whole new concept in car design.
Perfectly timed to capture the revolutionary mood of the Swinging Sixties, it crashed through the traditional class barriers that had surrounded British cars up to that point and everybody wanted to be seen in a Mini. No wonder the fundamental shape remained unaltered for an incredible 40 years.
This remarkable City E Automatic has had just one lady owner from new and has only covered 11,700 miles in its 27 years to date. Supplied new by Eveleigh’s Garage of Exeter in October 1990, it has been religiously maintained by them ever since, the history file containing no fewer than 18 service sheets detailing regular upkeep over the years.
Always kept garaged, it remains in outstanding and original condition throughout with gleaming red paintwork and a virtually unmarked grey cloth interior. It even retains the factory paper tags on the wiring inside the boot lid. It rides on a matching set of Marshall tyres with about 5mm of tread all round.
The car comes with the aforementioned service history, the original owner's handbook, spare wheel, tool kit and jack, period AA 'emergency windscreen' and two sets of keys on the original leather Rover key fob. Said to drive as well as it looks, it has an MOT until June 2018 with no advisories recorded. You would be hard pressed to find a smarter, lower mileage example anywhere.