Meet Margo, a 1969 Morris Mini Super Deluxe. Margo was bought new in 1969 by Millie Properjohns. Almost 40 years later, 98-year-old Millie gave Margo to her daughter who kept the cherished Mini in tip-top, roadworthy condition thereafter, stored in a garage in Brighton.
Margo the Tartan Red MkII Morris Mini was later sold on to Lancaster insurers and was subject to major restoration over a period of seven months at the MG Owners’ Club Workshop. Both A-panels were replaced, minor welding was carried out, the boot lid was repaired and a full strip and repaint took place in Margo’s original Tartan Red. The team also had to carry out a cylinder head overhaul, fit a new gasket and re-lapped valves. To finish the job and bring Margo back to her former glory, the team cleaned the interior, fitted new screen seals, carried out an underseal and cavity wax and refurbished the road wheels. All of this work was completed by February 2016.
Having taken pride of place at a few car shows since, Margo was sold at NEC Classic Motor Show’s Silverstone Auctions sale, with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK. With no reserve and bidders urged to give generously, Margo sold for £12,938!
With a superb family history, only covering 33,000 miles from new and in impeccable condition, with many original features, this comes as no surprise. We hope Margo’s new owners enjoy driving her as much as Millie did for many years!
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