• Year of manufacture 
    4/1965
  • Mileage 
    65 000 km / 40 390 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Grey
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
    France
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Performance 
    65 PS / 48 kW / 65 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The 970 S is one of the most desirable Mini models, but only 963 were produced for Formula Junior homologation (the rules were: less than 1000 units and less than 1000cc), so there must be around 80 cars left in circulation.

A rare variant of the iconic British version, which has benefited from a complete restoration.

This example has all its original parts (AEG151 block, 22G190 3-synchromesh gearbox, AEG163 cylinder head, original upholstery and, above all, the rare “Recliner” front seats).

Power comes from a 970 cm3 A-series in-line four-cylinder engine, whose figures would be identical, coupled to a four-speed manual gearbox with synchros on the first three gears.
Cooper produced two models specifically for circuit racing, with 970 cm3 and 1,275 cm3 engines. The smaller-engined model was only intended to be homologated for racing in classes below 1000 cm3 capacity, and only 961 models were built with 970 cm3 engines before the model was discontinued in April 1965.

It was acquired by the seller via My Mini Revolution about a year ago. Prior to this purchase, the car underwent a complete restoration that involved total disassembly and rebuilding.
The odometer shows 68,219 miles, which is not justified given the restoration.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES:

This Cooper S Mk1 is finished in gray, with a white roof, chrome bumpers and body trim, and 10-inch cream wheels with chrome hubcaps and Camac NC80 tires.

Inside, it features two-tone gray and cream vinyl-trimmed reclining front seats, as well as Smiths dials and a wood-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel.

A spare wheel will be included in the sale, as well as a partial service history.

Heritage certificate available.

Malfunctioning temperature and fuel gauges

The vehicle is covered by a 6-month Triomphe Héritage warranty with a ceiling of €2,500 and 10,000km.
Extension of duration (12, 24 or 36 months) and/or ceiling (5,000€ or 10,000€) possible.

The car can be seen in Paris and on the Mecanicus website for more photos.

Trade-in and financing available.

The Mecanicus team


MECANICUS
27 Avenue Jean Moulin
75014Paris
France
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Victor
Last name 
Roney

Phone 
+33-0646883586
Mobile phone 
+33-0646883586