11-12 May 2012

Lot 313

1967 Morris Mini Traveller Estate by Harold Radford & Co.

To be auctioned on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sold for €28.000

  • Chassis no. M-AW4/961853

1,275 cc OHV inline four-cylinder engine, dual carburettors, four-speed manual gearbox, front and rear rubber-spring suspension, and front disc rear drum hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 2,141 mm (84.3")

• Nicely restored, well equipped example from a private collection
• One of the most fashionable cars of the 1960s
• The choice of numerous film and musical stars in period

From the beginning, Alec Issigonis’s Mini revolutionised automotive design, and despite its “economy” market positioning, the Mini was highly fashionable and epitomised the youthful, avant-garde spirit of mid-1960s London. Demand was strong, and it even attracted the attention of bespoke coach builder Harold Radford & Co. of South Kensington in London. Radford Minis were fitted with many luxurious “non-standard” features, and they were owned by such stars of the 1960s as John Lennon, Peter Sellers and American movie and motorsports icon Steve McQueen.

This left-hand drive Mini Traveller Estate by Radford is very handsomely presented and equipped with a full Connolly leather interior, electric window lifts, a walnut dash and a Webasto sun roof, as well as additional instrumentation, Minilite wheels, a wood-rimmed steering wheel and extra insulation. An upgraded 1,275 cc, dual carburettor engine, servo-assisted 7? Lockheed front disc brakes, sports exhaust and gas-adjustable shocks enhance drivability. Formerly part of the personal collection of Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, this Radford Mini is accompanied by a historical file.

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