Tue. Sep 17th, 2019

News: Time warp! This 1968 Morris Mini Mk1 has covered just 438 km from new

A 1968 Morris Mini Mk1 with a mere 438 km on the clock has popped up for sale in the United Kingdom.

Woodham Mortimer has put the vehicle up for sale in Essex, describing it as “the world’s most original Mini”.

With just 272 miles (or 438 km) on its odometer, the 1968 model is offered as it would have been delivered more than 50 years ago, with even the plastic seat covers fitted and intact.

Built in 1967, the car was registered and delivered in 1968 to Mrs B Jones, who had yet to learn to drive. She never did and the Mini was garaged, where it remained until it was auctioned by her family a few years ago.

Inside, you’ll find a Tartan Red interior as well as optional safety belts sporting manufacturer’s pre-delivery service cardboard tag. There’s even an original “running in” sticker on the rear screen.

“This is a truly unique example of the iconic Mini and it is a privilege for Woodham Mortimer to offer it for sale. The car offers the unrepeatable opportunity to own what must be the world’s most original example of Britain’s most-loved classic car,” said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO and chairman of Woodham Mortimer.

The firm has not published an asking price, but at the time of writing the Mini was listed as being “under offer”.

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