Offbeat Video

By Chris Jaffray and Pete Goddard 

This classic car has a very MINI mileage – having done only 16 miles in 30 years.

Brother and sister Mick Evans and Gillian Evans went to Wright’s Garage in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, to pick up a new car in 1989 – and no one then would have believed nearly three decades later the vehicle’s mileage would not make it beyond the 20 mile mark.

Instead, the classic Mini, made to mark the 30 year anniversary of the founding of the car brand, stayed as part of a collection for 27 years without ever making it onto the road.


But now, after a long wait and two more owners later the vehicle might finally get the chance to get some miles under its belt – as it’s set to go under the hammer for £15,000 next month.

Matthew Parkin, the head of classic motors at Brightwells auction house in Leominster, Herefordshire, said: “Such a low mileage isn’t entirely unheard of, but it certainly doesn’t happen often.

“The story of this car is part of its appeal, but the main thing is that it has only done 16 miles.”


The Mini, one of only 3,000 made at the time, will be sold at the Brightwells classic car sale on March 6 with a guide price of £12,000 to £15,000. 

And whoever lands the vehicle can expect it to go as new along with a full up to date service history.

Matthew added that between 1,000 and 1,500 people are expected to show up for the auction with others getting the chance to bid for items online.