Over the years, prices for original Minis have soared. It’s not uncommon to hear Mini enthusiasts selling mid Seventies Cooper S clones for well north of ten grand. So what happens when a really special car with a significant race history goes on the block? Easy, it doubles the estimated sale price and hits a whopping $197,000.
DJB 93B carried Rauno Altonen to a historic win in the 1965 RAC Rally in Great Britain. It also took part in the 65 Swedish and Acropolis rallies and in 66, before being retired and going into hiding until the Eighties. Through the Nineties, the car has been fully restored to it’s former glory and has seen competition in hill climbs and vintage events.