A Mini which was used by workers at the Longbridge assembly factory for years and then abandoned in the tunnels under factory is to be auctioned at the end of next month.
The Mini was left to decay in the tunnels for over 30 years, before being saved in 2012.
It will now be auctioned off by http://www.silverstoneauctions.com on the 27th of July
More images and the full release after the jump.
Mini Coopers have always been of interest to me. My Father owned one when he was young and always talked about them to me and my brother since we were old enough to talk about cars.
So when a UK picture agency (Car & Bike Photo Library) contacted me wanting images for a couple of UK Mini calendars I jumped at the project.
First thing was to do some scouting to find some calendar worthy cars. So word was put thru the many car contacts I have in Victoria. I found my first subject an early model red Mini Cooper with a full UK/GB livery. It had the Union Jack on its roof, GB mini plates and GB stickers on its rear. Being summer the light in the early evening is great to work with so I planned the shoot for around 6pm.
The owner of the car lived down the Peninsula so I planned the shoot for that area. I had a couple of spots already picked out. First stop was an old building up on the hills over looking the bay. It had an old English feel so it made for a nice classic image with the Mini in front.