From time to time we email people who have registered their cars for invites to shows etc.
Unfortunately we receive a lot of "bounced" emails.
Would you be sure to send us an update if you change your email address via the contact form please?
This is the only way we can communicate with you.

No MOT for our 1959 Minis

As from the 18th November 2012 it will not be necessary to MOT pre 1960 cars.

For full details please read this letter recently sent to us by the DVLA.

We currently have 184 1959 Minis registered.
Morris Austin
Clipper Blue 36 Speedwell Blue 14
Cherry Red 30 Tartan Red 29
Old English White 22 Farina Grey 24
Non Standard 14 Non Standard 11
Total 102 Total 82
The break down between De-luxe and basic is as follows:
De-luxe 104
Basic 22
Unrecorded 58

Supercharged 1959 Mini


Another famous 59 has been snapped up by yet another motoring journalist, John Simister has Bought LSK 706 the Cherry Red Shorrock Supercharged 59 off another register member. John is also friends with Richard Bremner and again sights Richards purchase of 108 as a factor in buying LSK 706.

John writes,
“Its history is complex but genuine. It spent a while in the 1990s as a kind of Cooper replica, in green with a white roof, but when Perry Shaw restored it he brought it back to its original look. It still seems to have virtually all of its 1959 specific features, which is great.

It made an interesting contrast to the Farina Grey Austin basket case, recently for sale on the 1959 register, that is the third-oldest surviving Austin (is that right?) that three friends of mine have bought. Last Monday one of those friends and I went to visit it in its hideaway in my new toy. It was quite surreal.


John’s Supercharged 59 LSK 706.