Very rare car. 1 of 1800 made globally, 1 of 300 made for the UK, with less than 100 still on the road.
It is with a heavy heart that we are selling our much loved Mini, Betty. She has taken 1000s of visitors around London over the last 10 years. smallcarBIGCITY provides bespoke sightseeing experiences for distinguished travellers. She has wowed everyone from tourists to celebrities, YouTubers to Instagram influencers! These cars are in such high demand in the city that our little business has grown over the last decade, from one car and one driver to 11 cars and 30 drivers. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we find ourselves without the ability to generate revenue for the 6th month in a row and therefore have no choice but to sell one of our beloved Minis.
In our business breaking down is simply not an option, therefore we run possibly the most comprehensively maintained fleet of classic cars in the world. We have upgraded many parts to the highest specification, the car is checked weekly and serviced bi-annually. In short – this is possibly the most reliable classic Mini you will find for sale anywhere. We ‘life’ parts just as you would on a plane, replace all hoses with higher quality silicone hoses, added secondary earth straps for improved charging, upgraded alternators, added magnets to the sump to collect any fragments circulating in the oil etc. Over the last ten years of driving and restoring these cars we have revised and improved all of the usual failings of the original design for maximum reliability.
Who will give this marvellous little car a new home? This is your opportunity to own a piece of iconic motoring heritage, with a car that you could use every single day without issue.
75,000 miles, very low for age
MOT’d until Feb 2021
Same owner since 2009
New gearbox in 2018 @ 71,000 miles
New sills in Feb 2020
Thorough service history
Serviced bi-annually at prestigious London garage Hearn Bros Est 1922
£10,000+ worth of invoices for mechanical work and renovations!!
Full leather interior
Limited Edition Paul Smith Model 1 of 1800
New discs and pads 5,000 miles ago
x4 new tyres 500 miles ago
Too many extras to list, here are a few:
Full Fletcher sports exhaust system (side exit)
K&N air filter
Silicone hose upgrade
Hi-Lo fully adjustable suspension front & rear
KYB Gas shock absorbers.
New Expansion tank and impeller water pump
Solid all around.
Light wheel damage on alloys
Small chip in the windscreen
Chrome surround on the glove box has a crack in it
She is a lovely, honest, straight, everyday classic, that doesn’t want for anything and drives incredibly well. The first person to see her will buy and be a very lucky owner.
She is being sold by Autostorico. Viewing by appointment only in Taplow SL6