This Mini is one of the oldest surviving 'Austin Seven' versions, originally owned by the engineering and tuning specialist Daniel Richmond of Downton Engineering.
The car had a relatively successful competition history, including the support race for the 1960 1,000 km of Spa, employing Jimmy Blumer as the driver.
At Brands Hatch in 1960, Blumer had a titanic struggle with Jeff Uren and his works' Zodiac but nimble handling of the Mini meant Blumer finished just ahead of the Ford. Richmond also used the Mini for sprints, claiming it could get from 0 to 100mph in just 27 seconds.
After Richmond's early death, his widow Bunty used the car for many years, before bequeathing it to the Trust's collection.