It's been locked away in a barn in Oxfordshire for 40 years - but this car is expected to fetch around £10,000 at auction. The 1959 Morris Mini Minor Saloon has just 47,0000 miles on the clock - but it will need some attention when it's auctioned next month.
The rusty dishevelled car is expected to attract plenty of attention as it's the 15th oldest Mini in the world. It will go to auction in Oxford on March 2.
This decrepit motor was only the eighth to be made in the UK when it rolled off the production line in 1959 and is thought to be the oldest unrestored Mini in existence. Despite its condition the Mini is being described as a 'classic'.
BMW has announced a new pay offer following discussions with the UNITE union, in the hope that a strike at its Mini plant in Oxford can be avoided. In a joint statement the company said:
Following constructive and productive discussions, we have reached agreement on a pay offer which will be recommended for acceptance by the union.
The details of this offer are being put to the workforce today and a ballot will follow subsequently. The offer is as follows: 4.5% increase in base pay effective 1 January 2012, 2.3% increase in base pay effective 1 January 2013."