Rutland Minis – Classic Mini Specialists

Rutland Minis are first and foremost, enthusiasts. We are keen buyers of all Classic Minis, regardless of condition, if you have one of these cars and wish to discuss its potential value, either call us on 07533 488682 or complete this form. To read what about what we do in detail click here

We are especially looking for old cars that have been languishing in garages for many years that we would be able to purchase and restore. Over the years, Rutland Minis has restored many old-style minis and we feel it is now even more important to keep as many Classic Minis on the road and saved from being broken for spares to give a “quick buck return”

I purchased this new in 1989, a Mini 30. Only 3,000 were produced to commemorate thirty years of Mini production. Remains today as a very collectable limited edition Mini. Leather seats, alloy wheels, lush red carpet, and was fitted with a Philips R570 radio cassette system. This one started life as a standard 998cc, it was then upgraded to a 1380cc engine and saw action around the Nurburgring in Germany

As specialists, we always offer a realistic valuation whatever the condition of your car and offer a hassle free service. We can collect throughout the UK. Read our guide on how to sell a classic mini for more information on selling an old mini and how to get the best price.

What we offer for the Classic Mini owner

Our workshop can undertake any project, from dent removal through to major restoration. We can even convert your automatic to a manual mini! At Rutland Minis, we cover all aspects of mechanical and bodywork issues your car may have. We are also buyers of any old mini and can offer valuations if required.  

A brief Classic Mini overview

Produced from 1959 to 2000 over 5,000,000 minis were manufactured, read about the mini history here, today we wonder how many are left? Rutland Minis are proud to source and often restore quality minis. We are continually looking to buy cars, vans, clubmans, pick ups, coopers and estate variants. We currently have numerous clients looking for hopefully what you want to sell!

The classic Mini is a fair weather car, many people only take their Minis out during the summer months for organised rallies and shows. During the summer, Mini asking prices certainly increase. During autumn and winter, values seem to ease slightly and so, this is an ideal time to start looking for your new Classic Mini.

We must add that the desirable Limited Edition Minis are still very popular, especially the 30, British Open Classic with its full length electric sunroof. The market for vans, pick ups and mokes has increased dramatically over recent years, probably due to their rarity. Automatic minis continue to be worth considerably less than there manual counterparts. The last of the classic minis were the cars fitted with the Multi Point Injected engines (1997 – 2000), these cars are sought after, especially models that are the Sportspack variants with the 13″ wheels and larger wheel arches. Unfortunately these cars do suffer heavily with corrosion and thus values on these will range dramatically.

Classic Mini – Our likes and dislikes

As a company we prefer original cars. We are not keen buyers of cars that have been subject to engine and body modifications. If you wish your car to increase in value, we suggest that you don’t paint it in non-standard colours or fit fibreglass body kits etc. 

Subtle upgrades such as walnut dashboards, headlight upgrades and alloy wheels will most likely enhance the value.


We are located in the East Midlands just South of Grantham in Lincolnshire. If you are located in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, South Yorkshire or Cambridgeshire, we are probably your local classic Mini specialist. We look forward to hearing from you.