1966 Austin Mini Cooper

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Mileage 
    12 350 km / 7 674 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    CA297L947231
  • Lot number 
    406
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other

Description

Finished in Almond Green/Old English Whiteover a Dove Grey/Porcelain Green interiorAn older restoration, it'sbelieved to have spent most of its life in PortugalIt has been well kept in dry storage and, we understand, runs and drives wellWith its original handbook, Portuguese documents and a NOVA. AHeritage Certificate has been applied forA lovelylittle Coop, nicely restored, in wonderful usable condition andready to be enjoyedLaunched in September 1961, the Mini Cooperoffered a size/price/performance package that was nothing short of miraculous. Itsoon established its credentials as a rally and race winner, and the stage was set for even faster versions. The first of these - the 1,071cc Mini Cooper 'S' (late 1963 until August 1964) - took engine development a stage further and provided the basis for the 970 'S' and 1275 'S' of 1964.Manufactured in 1966, this rare original 1275Cooper 'S' is the most desirable of all variants andhas covered only 12,350km, aremarkably low mileage that is clearly reflected by the condition of the car.Having been restored some years ago, this little 'Coop'still presents superbly and is now beautifully bedded in.One of the very fewleft-hand drivecars produced in 1966, it'sbelieved to have spent most of its life in Portugal and isfitted with all the period-correct 1275Sfeatures including theoptional Twin Tanks, correct 200kph speedometer (120mph), 7.5in servo-assisted front discbrakes, twin SU HS2 carburettors and 9-slot vented 10 x 4.5" Cooper Swheels.Finished in the attractive colour combination of Almond Green with an Old English White roofover a Dove Grey/ Porcelain Green interior, the Minihas been well kept in dry storage, runs and drives well and comes complete with its original handbook, Portuguese documents and a NOVA. The vehicle can be registered with a UK logbook if desired and a Heritage Certificate has been applied for. A lovelylittle car, nicely restored, in wonderful usable condition and ready to be enjoyed by its new owner.