Last MINI from the Longbridge factory up for sale

A salvaged Mini, a last Mini to leave the Longbridge factory was re-discovered in the tunnels last year after laying there for 30 years will be up for auction at the Silverstone Classic Sale on Saturday 27th July.

The iconic car was used to travel around the sprawling plant had been secretly dumped by workers in the late 1970s after suffering some damage thought to be from a storage container falling on it.

The famous MINI was saved by a former factory worker in 2012 shortly before the tunnels were due to be filled in, making it the last ever Mini to leave Longbridge.

Now the so called ‘Longbridge Tunnel Mini’ is being offered without reserve by Silverstone Auctions end of July.

Nick Whale, managing director, Silverstone Auctions, said: “Without doubt, this has got to be one of the most fascinating cars we’ve ever secured for auction.

“It made international headlines when it was rescued from underneath the factory and has caused a fair amount of controversy in the Mini community, as some people would have preferred it was left in the tunnels as a hidden memorial.


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