1963 Morris Mini

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Mileage 
    69 112 mi / 111 225 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    K-A2S4/450432
  • Engine number 
    9F-SA-H/24220
  • Lot number 
    420
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Almond Green/Old English White
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

Home-market 997cc Mk1 built on 23/08/1963. Sold byWH Johnson of NorfolkOriginal Green log-book (1973) showing PJE 535 had two early owners in nearby SuffolkKept in a showroom for 22 years before being fully craftsman restored to a superb standardOriginal colours,Almond Green and Old English White. Correct rose-petal wheelsInspectedby the Mini Cooper Registerconfirming its status and correct/matching engineWith lovely provenance, its Heritage Certificate andlots of original features (floor, panels, numbers on floor tags etc.)this is a very genuine CooperYou can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, from Thursday 29th October until Thursday 12th November (inclusive). Please contact Joe Watts on 07779 082707/ [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & 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.Father of the Mini, Alec Issigonis was firmly against the idea of a performance version of his new baby, despite several long evenings of animated discussion with his good friend, F1 guru, John Cooper in the Royal Oak. However, after JC appealed to BMC Management, Issigonis' concerns were disregarded and the two good friends eventually cooperated in creating what rapidly became and still remains a legendary little motor car. The first cars used a 997cc twin-carb A-series, changed for a short-stroke 998cc unit from 1964. Front disc brakes were standard and Mini-Coopers stood out thanks to their two-tone paint schemes and special grilles. Speeds of around 90mph may not have been all-out fast, but the Cooper's handling brilliance turned it into a potent race and rally tool.The car presented here is home-market 997cc Mk1 built on 23rd August 1963 and sold via WH Johnson & Sons Ltd. of Norfolk. This great example is accompanied by its old-style 1973 Green log-book showing two early owners in nearby Suffolk, plus an old MOT certificate from Bury St. Edmunds in 1975 showing 65,300 miles, a Heritage Certificate and two original keys.Supposedly kept closeted in a showroom for 22 years by a former owner before being fully craftsman-restored in recent years to a superb standard, this Mini has wanted for nothing and is on the button. Still displaying its original registration number PJE 535 andwearing its original colour combination of Almond Green and Old English White withperiod-correct Rose Petal wheels, there is a lot to recommended this Mini.Furthermore, it was inspected (on behalf of another previous owner, also from Suffolk) on the 12th May 2019 by the Mini Cooper Register confirming its status and correct/matching engine (Certificate in history file).With lovely provenance, its Heritage Certificate and lots of original features (floor, panels, numbers on floor tags etc.) this is a very genuine Cooper and would suit any serious enthusiast, it really is that good.1963 Morris Mini Cooper 997https://youtu.be/C3prFXVIw3Ifalse