ON THE ROAD- 131 MILES IN 28 YEARS – ‘TIME-WARP’ PEUGEOT HEADS ‘LOW-MILEAGE LOTS’
An immaculately-preserved, totally original one-owner 1991 Peugeot 309 GTi with a remarkable 131 warranted miles on the clock is among the early entries for Barons’ Classic Winter Warmer sale at Sandown Park next Tuesday, February 26.
The vendor bought the car new in 1991 but was working overseas a great deal and had a second car, so the Peugeot was barely used, as the mileage so clearly shows. Throughout its life the car has been kept garaged and it is in showroom condition. Engine, electricals, interior, bodywork etc. are as-new and, with a guide price of £8,000-£11,000 it represents a fantastic opportunity to acquire a ‘new’ classic family saloon that can only prove to be a sound investment for the future.
While none can rival the Peugeot for such extraordinarily low mileage, there are several other classics in the sale which have also covered significantly shorter distances than you might imagine, given their age…
The 1960 Morris Mini Minor De-Lux is a beautiful little machine, presented in wonderfully original condition. Thanks to its first, lady, owner, who never used the car, and a subsequent owner who displayed it in the Alford Grampian Transport Museum, it has clocked up less than 29,000 miles in just under 60 years. Guide price: £9,000-£12,000.
Until the vendor acquired it in 2017, the 1964 Morris 1000 Traveller in Tuesday’s sale had been in one family ownership since new and has covered less than 40,000 miles. This is a really charming car, in great condition, and is just waiting for another enthusiastic family to ‘adopt’ it. Guide price £6,000-£8,000.
Tuesday will also see two Jaguars showing particularly low mileages go under the auctioneer’s hammer. The 1966 S-type 3.8 litre is accompanied by a substantial amount of paperwork which appears to verify the displayed mileage of 31,000, while the odometer on the handsome 1951 Mk V saloon, which spent half a century in the dry, sunny Australian climate, displays 55,535 miles. Barons points out, though, that while the history and documentation for both cars supports the mileages, they cannot be warranted. The S-type carries a guide price of £14,000-£17,000 and the Mk V is estimated at £23,000-£28,000.
Just outside the ‘extraordinarily low mileage club’, but not exactly overused either is the 1964 Morris Mini Cooper Mk1 998cc. With 95,000 miles on the clock, this nippy little motor has been cherished over the decades, and still boasts the original shell, engine and interior. It comes complete with a huge history file and the original handbook and BMC Passport to Service books – a fantastic buy for a Cooper fan, at £17,000-£21,000.
For more information about Baron’s February 26 Sandown Park Classic Winter Warmer sale, check the listings HERE