1964 Morris Mini Cooper S

Mark I (1071cc)

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1964
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    K-A2S4/563341
  • Engine number 
    9F-SA-H/33450
  • Lot number 
    307
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Green
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French registration
Chassis # K-A2S4/563341
Engine # 9F-SA-H/33450

- Only two owners since new
- State of exceptional preservation
- Rare and desirable version, with special equipment

Having rolled out of the factory on May 21, 1964, this Mini Cooper S MkI was sold new on June 22, 1964 to Mr Michel Leroux. A talented photographer, Michel Leroux took part in the Gordini Cup before joining the Group Hommell and worked on magazines such as "Auto Passion" where we had the opportunity to admire his many stunning photography. As a Mini enthusiast, Leroux kept the car for over 40 years before selling it to the current owner.
It is a rare example of an early Mini Cooper S with the 1071 cc engine in such an original condition, unmodified and with special equipment. This car was delivered new with a double tank option and with a Richard Dulls dashboard with four Smiths instruments including a tachometer. Probably at first, intended for the UK market, it is a right-hand drive car with a genuine Paddy Hopkirk accelerator pedal, especially designed to improve the heel-and-toe. In Almond Green colour with an Old English White roof, this Cooper S is equipped with an interior in green and gray imitation leather, in original condition, which is very well preserved. Overall, the condition of the car is at a rare level, so that it was presented as a reference in the book "Mini Cooper S - De la série à la compétition" by Enguerrand Lecesne to illustrate the S 1071. Mechanicals and suspensions have received an overhaul in the early 1990s, using only original parts from BMC and in the winter of 2012/2013 a major revision was made at the garage Coletti, in Normandy. This Mini Cooper S 1071 comes with its booklet, its original tools and the BMI Heritage Trust Certificate.
It is rare to find a Cooper S in such a state of preservation, never used in racing and only driven for normal use on the road. Real enthusiasts will appreciate this rare opportunity.

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