1978 Mini Clubman Saloon                                   ...





1978 Mini Clubman Saloon                                  

Chassis Number: XC2S2 - 513768A
Registration Number: VLR 669S
Recorded Mileage: 24,000 miles 

'At last - a comfortable Mini', was Motor magazine's take on the Mini Clubman at its introduction in 1969. The Saloon version of the newcomer had been penned by ex-Ford stylist Roy Haynes as a replacement for the Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet, while the related Estate car was intended to succeed the established Countryman and Traveller. However, a change of plan saw both round and square nosed Minis produced concurrently, until the Clubman range gave way to the Metro in 1980. 

A three owners from new car, this later 1098cc Clubman model was kept in dry storage for many years before being acquired by our vendor, a local resident of Frome and classic car enthusiast. Since purchasing the Mini as a light recommissioning project, other than basic mechanical works the roof has been refinished in white and a sporty set of wider Minilite wheels have been fitted. In other respects the Mini is as it left the factory, with much original paint and interior trim.

Only used for minor local journeys and weekend drives, offered with a V5C document, MoT certificate to April 2022 (although it is now both tax and MoT exempt), and with bills for various items purchased, this is a smart example of a truly endearing classic.

Auction Date: 12th Feb 2022 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
12th Feb 2022 2pm (Lots 1 to 37)