8th Sep, 2020 10:00

Arts & Crafts and Art Deco - Live Online

Lot 3


1960 Morris Mini Minor De-Luxe Saloon

1960 Morris Mini Minor De-Luxe Saloon
Registration No: 71 COX
Chassis No: MA2S447365
Engine No: 8AMUH81593

Built on 5 October 1960 and despatched from the factory nine days later, 71 COX is a genuine right-hand drive, home market, Morris Mini Minor De-Luxe saloon.

First registered on 2 February 1961 through dealers Smiths Garages Limited, Bournville, the car came into its present family ownership in January 1974 after the Standard 8 it replaced 'failed to proceed'. Cherry Red with grey fleck and red trim, 71 COX provided reliable service until 2000 (a small mishap at Kenilworth Golf Club in 1979 aside…), when the annual MoT test delivered bad news. With the choices being to either scrap or restore, thankfully the decision to restore was made.

A note in the Mini’s file suggests that the work took five years to complete, with it being restored to original specification where possible and remaining in Cherry Red with the original specification interior. The original rear seat was kept, although it is likely that the fronts were re-trimmed during the restoration, albeit in correct colours. Fifteen years later the car remains generally very tidy and still presentable, although starting to 'mellow' in some areas. More recently it has stood for some time, so inspection prior to purchase is expected and some re-commissioning will be required.

Paperwork includes the original Warranty dated February 1961 and BMIHT 'Heritage Certificate', the original buff log book dated February 2nd 1961, handbook, a large quantity of expired MoT test certificates, various expired V5 registration documents and V5C. The original Smiths Garage Ltd., Bournville rear registration plate has been kept with the car and, as a bonus, a nodding dog guards the rear shelf.

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Sold for £12,000

Condition Report

Back from the garage...Needs re-commissioning. The clutch is not working properly. Starts, runs, but needs work. Brakes need looking at - not working at present. New Battery added. Original keys and chassis number available.
Work kindly done to make the video possible by Stanley Motors, Stansted www.stanleymotors.co.uk
Further images of restoration uploaded onto the system.

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Auction: Arts & Crafts and Art Deco - Live Online, 8th Sep, 2020

The Arts & Crafts and Art Deco sale is shaping up to be one of the most interesting sales within our 20th Century Design department this year.

Fresh to the open market is a collection of Stanley Webb-Davies furniture commissioned in the 1930s, one of Great Britain's premier makers of Arts and Crafts furniture. A pair of chairs, by the architect and designer C F A Voysey, comes to us from a private collection and are a very exciting inclusion; they feature the designer's signature heart-shaped backs, following his ‘sense of proportion and puritanical love of simplicity’. Also included by Voysey is a rare example of his architectural clock in oak, the dial inlaid with pewter letters 'Tempus Fugit'. Works by Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson, John Makepeace Workshop and Liberty of London are a few of the designers included in the sale.

Within the Art Deco category is a fine figure of the ‘Dancer of Karpurthala’ by the genius of the period Demetre Chiparus (1886-1947), created in bronze and ivory, placed on a marble and onyx plinth this comes from a private collection. Further Art Deco figures, furniture and lighting, including an iconic table lamp by Tiffany, complete the sale.



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Sunday 6 September, 10am - 4pm;

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