21st Jul, 2023 10:00

July Classic Vehicles & Memorabilia Auction

 
Lot 72
 

72

1978 LEYLAND CARS MINI 850

Sold for £10,000

Note that some lots may be sold provisionally


Lot details

Make: LEYLAND CARS
Model: MINI 850
Registration: VWV 896S
Engine Size (cc): 848
Current Speedometer Reading: 55,911
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Date First Registered: 01/03/1978
Current V5: YES
Location: PICKERING
You can view from: Monday 10 July - Thursday 20 July

Current V5 Present. Paperwork includes various invoices for work carried out.

The vendor has supplied the following:

I was told by the previous owner that the van started life in Horsham as a "meals on wheels" van with a lady owner from new.

It spent most of the time parked in the garage.

Ownership passed on to her son who was a farmer in 1998.

He used it occasionally until mot failure and then left in a barn.

The farmer's son-in-law also a farmer took over ownership in 2017 with the intention to restore one day but left the van in the barn.

Re-commissioning was never started so he decided to sell.

I purchased it at this point to restore.

Re-commissioning

To re-commissioning the van has had the following major items (see large receipts folder for further details)

  • Full inside and out respray in original Tahiti Blue including the underside which is also painted.
  • Braking and clutch systems totally rebuilt with silicon fluid. New master and slave cylinders.
  • Both subframes original and excellent condition - powder coated.
  • Engine only needed cleaning and painting in correct bmc green.
  • Suspension bushes replaced.
  • Original wheels powder coated and fitted with new tyres
  • Original seats
  • New windscreen
  • New carpet fitted and dashboards
  • All new doors and glass seals replaced

The van has been kept original as possible.

 

Make: LEYLAND CARS
Model: MINI 850
Registration: VWV 896S
Engine Size (cc): 848
Current Speedometer Reading: 55,911
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Date First Registered: 01/03/1978
Current V5: YES
Location: PICKERING
You can view from: Monday 10 July - Thursday 20 July

Current V5 Present. Paperwork includes various invoices for work carried out.

The vendor has supplied the following:

I was told by the previous owner that the van started life in Horsham as a "meals on wheels" van with a lady owner from new.

It spent most of the time parked in the garage.

Ownership passed on to her son who was a farmer in 1998.

He used it occasionally until mot failure and then left in a barn.

The farmer's son-in-law also a farmer took over ownership in 2017 with the intention to restore one day but left the van in the barn.

Re-commissioning was never started so he decided to sell.

I purchased it at this point to restore.

Re-commissioning

To re-commissioning the van has had the following major items (see large receipts folder for further details)

  • Full inside and out respray in original Tahiti Blue including the underside which is also painted.
  • Braking and clutch systems totally rebuilt with silicon fluid. New master and slave cylinders.
  • Both subframes original and excellent condition - powder coated.
  • Engine only needed cleaning and painting in correct bmc green.
  • Suspension bushes replaced.
  • Original wheels powder coated and fitted with new tyres
  • Original seats
  • New windscreen
  • New carpet fitted and dashboards
  • All new doors and glass seals replaced

The van has been kept original as possible.

Auction: July Classic Vehicles & Memorabilia Auction, 21st Jul, 2023

Welcome to our July Auction!

Prospective buyers are encouraged to view specific lots pre-auction and inspect paperwork if available.

The main viewing period for this auction is Monday 10 July - Thursday 20 July.

This auction is fully consigned. The next auction is Friday 1 & Saturday 2 September.

 

Viewing

The main viewing period for this auction is Monday 10 July - Thursday 20 July.

Mon to Fri: 9am – 5pm

Sat: 9am – 1pm

Auction Days are closed.

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