1971 Morris Mini

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1971
  • Mileage 
    414 mi / 667 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    XAD1395245A
  • Engine number 
    12H397F1316
  • Lot number 
    314
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

UK-supplied, right-hand driveCooper S. Just 414 miles showing since a total ground-up restoration in 2005Documents within the file suggest a detailed restoration back to bare metalRebuilt engine by Rob Walker EngineeringCorrectly stored since restoration and presenting well inTeal Blue and matching navy seatsThe 76bhp, 1275 Swas the ultimate Mini and ishighly collectable todayOffered with current V5c and MOT valid untilFebruary 2021This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use.Along with the rest of the Mini range, the Cooper S was launched in Mk2 guise in 1967. Other Minis had dispensed with their marque names but the Cooper S continued to be available in Austin and Morris forms and the 1275 Cooper S actually made it to Mk3 form with concealed door hinges, wind-up windows and Hydrolastic suspension until British Leylands 3-year agreement with Cooper expired in 1971 and the model disappeared with only 792 UK-market examples of the Mk3 1275S leaving Longbridge.Offered here is a beautiful UK supplied, right-hand drive Cooper S first registered on 24th August 1971. According to documents within the file, this example had been subject to a detailed ground-up, nut and bolt restoration in 2005 to mostly original specification including an engine rebuild by Rob Walker Engineering. This example has formed part of a significant private collection of landmark cars and appears to have been stored correctly during this period.Today this Cooper S presents beautifully in Teal Blue paintwork with matching Navy Blue seats. The speedometer indicated just 414 miles at the time of cataloguing and we believe this is the distance travelled since the complete restoration. Accompanying this car is a file containing a current MOT valid untilFebruary 2021, the V5cand some related documents.In recent years this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.You can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or [email protected] 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.