Pictures of the Oldest unrestored 1959 Austin Mini Seven in existence
Photos of a 1959 Austin Mini Seven De Luxe, thought to be the world’s oldest unrestored Mini. Up for auction in April 2012.
When you look at these photos of the 1959 Austin Mini Seven De Luxe it’s hard to believe it has anything in common with the BMW MINI, but it has. Without the BMC Mini , the BMW MINI wouldn’t exist.
This particular 1959 Mini is an Austin Seven (or, if you prefer, Austin Se7en – although it was never badged as such) and is only the eighth Mini ever made, three months before the Mini launched.