The 1995 Mini Cooper 1.3i owned by Harold Musgrove is going up for auction at the upcoming Brightwells’ Bicester Classic & Vintage sale on 10 April 2019. It was owned from new by the former Chairman of Austin Rover (1982-1986), and was taken to Rover Special Projects for final prep to make sure everything was spic and span before it was handed over to the then-ex-company boss.
The car has only 11,558 miles on the clock and has a fully-documented MoT history. Harold Musgrove is 95 now and has not used the car much in the past few years, having covered just 3500 miles during the past 13 years. It’s recently been MoT’d until February 2020 and passed with no advisory notices. The auction estimate is £4500-6000.
It has a full leather interior, rosewood fascia and wider Minilite-type wheels. The car is finished in Tahiti Blue metallic with a contrasting white roof. The car lived at and was used sparingly from Harold’s holiday home in Cornwall. If you’re interested in having a closer look at this very interesting Mini, Brightwells is having an auction viewing day at Bicester Heritage on 9 April.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
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