1969 Austin Mini Cooper

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Mileage 
    60 825 mi / 97 889 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    CA2SB-1282380A
  • Engine number 
    9FD-SA-H4347
  • Lot number 
    54963
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

- Built on March 10th 1969 and supplied new via Murray and Charleton Ltd of Middlesborough

- The subject of an extensive 'bare metal' restoration from 2010-2011

- A 'matching numbers' example that retains its original bodyshell

Introduced in Autumn 1967, the MKII version of the Mini Cooper had lost none of its predecessor's vim or driving appeal. Powered by a 998cc four-cylinder A-series engine allied to four-speed manual transmission, it was still capable of humbling many a more exotic sportscar when the going got twisty. According to its accompanying British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate, this particular example was built on March 10th 1969 and despatched to Murray & Charleton Ltd of Middlesborough the following day. Originally finished in Tartan Red with Black upholstery, the Austin was acquired by its previous keeper, Robert Russell of Chelmsford, during November 2009. Having ascertained that the Mini retained its original bodyshell, engine and gearbox, Mr Russell set about an exhaustive 'bare metal' restoration which took over a year to complete (March 2010 - April 2011). An understanding of the lengths he went to can be gleaned from viewing the blog section of www.bornagaincars.com. Suffice to say that the refurbishment would have been wholly uneconomic if Mr Russell who is a System Engineer for the Ford Motor Company had entrusted it to a third party! A testament to the quality of the bodywork rejuvenation, the finished car apparently required no adjustment when checked with laser wheel alignment equipment. Mr Russell overhauled the engine and gearbox too as well as paying attention to the interior, steering, suspension, electrics, carburettors and subframes etc. A real labour of love, the Cooper was acquired by the vendor in April 2013 as a 'starter classic' for his children. Sadly, they have not taken to it and aside from some sunny day outings 'NXG 805G' has been little used. Deemed by the vendor to be 'very good' with regard to its engine, gearbox, electrical equipment, bodywork, paintwork and interior trim, the Austin remains a fine testament to Mr Russell's skill. Offered for sale with BMIHT Certificate, V5C Registration Document and MOT certificate valid until May 2018.

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