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1964 Austin Mini Super Deluxe

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£15,688

  • Mileage~34,466 on clock
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine850cc
  • LocationSolihull

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1964 Austin Mini Super Deluxe

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Introduction

Glynn Parry
Professional Consigner and Photographer

This barn find restoration comes with exceptionally low mileage and its competition winning trophy.

The Mini was one of Britain's most iconic cars and a car that changed the style of vehicle design, as well as having an influence socially, culturally and mechanically for years to come after. The Mini's space-saving transverse engine and front-wheel drive layout, which allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, changed a generation of car makers for the future and helped set Mini in the history books as a true timeless British classic.

Launched in 1959, sales of large cars had slumped from petrol rationing due to the Suez oil crisis which then lead to smaller cars becoming increasingly popular. Fun and funky and really on trend for the era, several thousand MK1 Mini's were produced ready for purchase as practical, smaller cars became much more desirable. The MK1 was available in two forms as either the Austin Se7en or the Morris Mini-Minor, with the cars made available in two different options of finish being either Basic or Super Deluxe. This version comes as the Super Deluxe version with upgraded trim and detailing.

Coming to market after a great restoration project was completed on it by its previous owner, this is a Mini that has well deserved the trophy it has been awarded. Having been family owned for the majority of its life, the Mini shows as only having 2 previous owners on its V5 log and what's more impressive is that this had been largely unused and dry stored during that ownership. The restoration project went to great lengths to bring the car up to the standard its at now, with the car body being acid dipped and fully restored with new panels where necessary.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Glynn after meeting Paul the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

The thrill of the drive, the admiring looks she gets and the nostalgia are some of the best feelings you get when out in the Mini.

Paul's first car was an Austin Mini finished in Island Blue, having always been a fan of all things Mini, when he saw this example on a classic car dealer website he knew he had to own one again - he said, "The condition was amazing on this car when I went to see it and I knew it was the one for me".

Since owning the car, Paul has only travelled a few miles in it and mainly when the weather has been good and on the occasional sunny weekend. Being such a show stopper of a car, Paul entered the Island Blue Austin Mini into the '2021 British Mini Club' show where the car won second place in the 1960's category. Paul let us know that, "As I feel it's the car that rightfully won the trophy, I will be passing this on to the current owner, so it can stay with the Mini, after all, it's the car that won it!".

As the car was largely restored before Paul's current ownership, the only real work needed to be carried out was to replace the petrol pump and add a new windscreen wiper arm and blade. Having had the car checked over and greased regularly when he bought it, the main thing for Paul to do was to simply enjoy it. "The thing I like most about this Mini is, when you drive her it feels like you go back in time and out of the mad world we live in now".

With a reluctant sale, Paul mentions, "The only reason I am selling the car is that I have another classic car, my MG Midget, which my late wife bought me for my 65th Birthday. I don't have time to run both cars, so unfortunately, one has to go".

Paul
Vehicle Owner

Paul saved £2,700* when they
sold their Austin with us.

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Exterior

A genuine piece of motoring history showing real quality in its restoration and jaw dropping condition.

Wheels and Tyres

Vee Rubber City Star 02 tyres sit on all four corners of the car date coded in 2015, there were a little sign of cracks beginning to appear on the tyres themselves but the tread showed well looking over them.

The Super Deluxe wheel trims are also present around the car showing nicely and keeping the car with its original look - there were just a few marks found on the wheel trims.

Bodywork

Looking around the car the panels look great around the exterior, the drivers door did sit slightly proud from the main frame of the car and there was a very slight ding in the nearside front nose panel, but we did have to look in fairly close detail for this to be noticed.

A nice touch considered by the original Mini design team, is that when the boot folds down for extra space, the registration plate is also able to fold down so other road users can still see your reg details driving behind the car.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our high resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

The lovely Island Blue finish on the Mini looked excellent.

Being picky there was a slight mark on the bonnet section and some slight signs of paint bubbling on the door hinges and by the front quarter panels that we noticed.

We've taken high resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves. The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these high resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass is all presented in great condition, with no major scratches or chips which we could see at the time of our visit. The trims and seals are the same, matching the rest of the vehicle.

Take a look through the exterior gallery and review video, we take you across all the areas of the car as if you were standing there for yourself. This way, you can see in greater detail what a great looking vehicle the Austin Mini really is.

Interior

Driving the Mini feels like a step back back in time for all the right reasons with its retro interior.

Seats and Carpets

The seats are comfortable and supportive showing their age really well. Equally, the rear seats show in a great condition and compliment the interior nicely.

Checking underneath the carpet sections shows the flooring is well finished, it's apparent that the restoration project has taken into consideration all elements of the car with the floors being treated also.

The carpet overlays are new and not original and as such show in a great way with no issues observed here.

Dashboard

Presented without cracks, splits or blemishes, the dashboard looks excellent alongside the rest of the interior. Dials and gauges all look excellent showing without fogging or issue on our visit. The simple dash area is reflective of the 60's era where driver simplicity gives a lovely retro feel to the cabin area.

Head over to the interior gallery for more images of the dash section and how well this is presented.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Much like the rest of the car and the interior sections, the steering wheel presents well. A simple two-spoke approach gives a lovely classic feel to the driver area.

We've detailed some more images of the cabin area including the steering wheel in our Interior Gallery section, head over to see more shots of what's on offer with the Mini.

Mechanics

You don't need a lot of power to have fun in a car and this Super Deluxe shows exactly how that's done.

Engine and Gearbox

Simplicity was key with these cars when initially produced, designed to be straight forward to maintain with little complication, it's refreshing to see a car that has inspired so much for future generations still going well, even by modern day standards.

Take a look at our "Mechanical Review" video where we see the Mini starting up and running. The cold start section takes the car through its initial startup - the car hadn't been started for around three weeks prior to our visit and considering this is a car with a great amount of history and considerable age behind it, we were really pleased to hear the car start up nicely after a little hesitation.

Suspension and Brakes

We noted no issues with the suspension and how they car behaved or performed whilst going through its paces out on the road, with the mechanical components working as to be expected. The underside of the car also showed in a really nice condition too.

Equally, the brakes performed respectably, stopping as required when we needed them to.

Take a look at our "On the Road" video to see in real time how the car responds to the road and driving.

The Drive

The Mini performed really well whilst on the road, the journey was smooth and gained a lot of admiring glances from passers by. There were no unwanted noises or anything that was a particular concern for us on the journey out.

Clutch and bite point had no issues that we observed and the gears and selection worked well throughout our time in the car. The ride overall was lovely with the engine sounding great out on our drive also.

Electrics and Other

The Mini is a relatively simple car without any additional features as its ultimately a classic car, the oil pressure gauge work well (which was an added feature on the Super Deluxe model), fans and heaters are working along with added wiring in place to to accommodate a stereo for the future owners consideration.

History and Paperwork

In February 2019 the Mini was on the front cover of Mini World Magazine and also had a 7 page write up inside giving the full story of the car's life and restoration.

This lovely 58 year old Mini has just 2 previous owners on the log book. It was previously owned by the same family until 2015 when it was then bought by a retired mechanic who fully restored the car from the ground up as a project with his son. All of the mechanical items have been rebuilt and the body has been acid dipped and fully restored with new panels where necessary.

The body and engine numbers match the original log book, which is also with the car. The underside is all body coloured and the quality of the restoration is clear. The interior is all original other than the carpets and over mats. Having only covered around 250 miles since completion, the total mileage was ~33,950 at the time Paul purchased the car and is understood to be correct as the last owner knew the family who had previously owned the car. However, this of course can't be verified.

Since current ownership, very few miles have been added onto the Mini with the car mainly being used in good weather and at the weekends. The current mileage, at time of visit, now sits at ~34,466 on clock. Paul has only needed to update the petrol pump and add a new windscreen wiper arm and blade over the past ~1 year of ownership.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
18.03.2021 MOT 33,908
03.05.2017 MOT 33,663
Key Details
  • ModelMini 850cc Super Deluxe
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date04.06.1964
  • CC850cc
  • Mileage~34,466 on clock
  • HistoryGreat
  • ColourIsland Blue
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Chassis #A257568988
  • Engine #762834
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTExpired on 17.03.22
  • MOT ExemptYes
  • Road Tax ExemptYes
  • HPi ClearYes - All Clear
  • Former Keepers2
  • Tyre BrandVee Rubber City Star 02
  • Tyre Age2015
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~1 year
  • Key FeatureCondition
  • Auction ID1056