Mini’s heritage is bringing big bank to some collectors. Take, for example, this Mini run in the 1965 RAC Rally, piloted by Rauno Aaltonen. The only Mini ever to win the British race, it’s been sold at auction for what’s thought to be a record $197,000. With only 4825 miles on the clock, the racing Mini is still in great shape after a faithful restoration. The original engine is, according to the seller, “extremely flexible from 3,000 rpm and will easily rev to 8,000 rpm.” We’ll take their very expensive word for it, thanks.
AND NOW, THE $197K MINI—TheCarConnection.com