‘Best Mini in the UK’ sells for £17,000 at ‘fiercely competitive’ BCA fleet and lease auction
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:00
BEST: High-spec Mini fetched £17,000
A top-of-the-range de-fleeted Mini – described as the ‘best in the UK’ – has fetched almost £17,000 at a British Car Auctions (BCA) sale in Blackbushe.
The event, which took place last Wednesday, saw the high-spec vehicle, a John Cooper Works with Chilli Media Pack, go to a Live Online bidder for £16,900.
Fitted with nearly every extra available, the car originally cost more than £30,000 and had covered just 24,000miles since its 2011 registration.
Phil Kelly, National Account Manager at BCA, said: “This was probably the best specified Mini anywhere in the UK and there was some fiercely competitive bidding from buyers in the auction hall and online.
“The final bid of £16,900 was well ahead of expectations and underlined that this car was a one-of-a-kind with every extra you could possibly want.”
Boasting a 225hp-tuned engine with sports suspension, the Mini had an interior finished in Carbon Black with Chilli red accents.
Gadgets included air conditioning, cooled glovebox, Harman Kardon hi-fi, DAB Radio, Voice Control, Bluetooth, USB audio interface, Navigation System, heated Recaro seats, heated front windscreen and tinted rear windows.
Safety and driving aids included ABS/EBD, Cornering brake control, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic traction control, speed sensitive power steering, hill start assist, rear park distance control, all around airbags and crash sensor.