1965 Austin Mini Cooper

S to full historic rally specification

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Incorporating The Excellence of Porsche
Brands Hatch
Kent

Sunday 25th May 2008

Collectors'' Items: 2.30pm
Motor Cars: 4.30pm

Arguably the most popular British-made car ever, the original Mini Cooper is considered an icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout, which allowed 80% of the area of the car''s floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage, influenced a generation of car-makers. Sir Alec Issigonis'' iconic design was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in Great Britain, the Victoria Park/Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.

A more powerful version of the original design, the Mini Cooper S earned acclaim with Monte Carlo Rally victories in 1964, 1965 and 1967. Minis were initially pl