1967 MINI Cooper

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    KA2S4968485
  • Engine number 
    9FDSAH23854
  • Lot number 
    211
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Right-hand drive Mk1 Mini Cooperbeautifully prepared for the 10th Monte-Carlo Historic,finishing successfullyStripped to a bare shell in 1999, seam-welded then completely rebuilt from the ground upto the Rally RegulationsA high-quality restoration documented with photographs, invoices and today presenting extremely wellLots ofhistory. Build records,pace notes, MOTs, invoices and supporting documentsRecently repatriated from Guernsey, on a NOVA, taxespaidThis lovely Mk1Mini Cooper was first registered on 07 April 1967, finished in blue with a whiteroof. Photographs within the history folder show the condition of the car in 1998 when it was purchased with one goal in mind, an entry in the 'Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique.The car was completely stripped to its basic components and totally rebuilt to a specification allowing entry into the event. The engine was rebuilt with a997 camshaft, scalloped pistons to accommodate a ported big valve head, and a long manifold connected to a works-spec central exhaust system. The interior is to period 'works' rally-spec including twin stopwatches and a Twin Halda Speedmaster. Now finished in Tartan Red with the standard white roof, the exterior has period spotlights, boot-mounted reversing light, twin fuel tanks and a sump guard. The suspension has rubber cones and is fully adjustable. Extensive photographic accounts of the work can be found in the history folder supported by invoices andit is clear to see the sheer quality of the workmanship as 20 years after the restoration the car still presents extremely well, beautifully in fact. The rally was successfully completed andtheentry forms, brochures and pace notes areincluded in the history file. Subsequently,the car was dry stored for a number of years before the decision was taken to have the engine professionally overhauled by Southam Mini Centre andshortly afterwards the owner moved to Guernsey where our vendor was offered and purchased the car in 2012.Today this little Cooperpresents beautifully, looking every inch a sixties rally car, and is said to perform well.On inspection, it'sclear to see that the quality of therestoration and recent correct storage has meant that it remains in excellent shape. Our vendor has little time to use the car so has decided topass it onto another Mini Cooper enthusiast. At the time of cataloguing, the caris in the process of being repatriated from Guernsey with a NOVA applied for and anyapplicable taxes paid.As far as we can see, there will always be events suitable for Sixties Mini Coopers and this well-prepared example is ideally suited for fast-road, hill-climbs,sprintsand historic rallying with a few minor modifications to suit particular event regulations. As always with a car used in competition, it's necessary to check the currency and suitability of any safety equipment but, that done, this super Monte-Carlo Mini will be welcome anywhere.