1968 Morris Mini Cooper S

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    878 mi / 1 414 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    YKG2S23775
  • Engine number 
    9FSAY47820
  • Lot number 
    411
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Almond Green/OE White
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

Australian-spec cars had wind-up windows withquarter lights, flared wheel arches (dealer-fitted),twin tanks, stainless steel over-riders and corner 'nerf bars', steel4.5" x 10"wheelsand slightly different badgingReturned to the UK and fully restoredNowfinished in Almond Green with an Old English White roof and a very smart interiorAs a fully restored, Australian-market car, it's comparatively rare and would grace any collection of unusual MinisOffered here from The Anthony Hamilton Collectionis a charming Mini Cooper S Mk1 originally built to Australian-spec and shipped to Oz when new. Dating from 1968,this 1275Mini Cooper S Mk1 displays all the correct Australian-marketfeatures includingwind-up windows withquarter lights, flared wheel arches (dealer-fitted)capable of accommodating wider wheels,twin tanks, stainless steel over-riders and corner 'nerf bars' on front and rear bumpers, steel 4.5" x 10"wheels with 9 ventilation holes around the inner hub, and slightly different badging.There was a much wider choice of colours available and the interior trim was available in single colours. Pleasingly, its Chassis (YKG2S") and Engine Number (9FSAY) prefix match the correct ones for that market and there is correspondence in the file from JRA confirming that this is a matching numbers car and was manufactured by BMC Australia at their Zetland Plant in February 1968.It seems that when this Cooper S arrived back in theUK in early 1990 thata full restoration was undertaken. Naturally in right-hand drive, it's nowfinished in Almond Green with an OE White roof and a superbly-restored interior. Sitting on a smart set of Minilites,this 1275S really is a fine example which may inevitably start a few conversations as UK Mk1 Coopers never hadwind-up windows and quarter lights.As a fully restored, Australian-built, matching numberscar, it's comparatively rare and would grace any collection of unusual Minis.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location Monday to Wednesday betweenbetween Thursday 29thOctober - 12thNovember. Please contact Lionel on 07831 574381 [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health and safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.1968 Morris Mini Cooper Shttps://youtu.be/hBhbnwVuM-wfalse