Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: S7 WKS Chassis Number: SAXXNNAZEWD157942
Few cars in competition have fuelled the imagination like the giant-killing Mini Cooper, the combination of diminutive size, outstanding road holding and punchy power often running rings around the opposition. Following the original 997cc Mini Cooper’s launch in July 1961, Pat Moss gave due warning of the car’s potential by winning the 1961 Tulip Rally on only the car’s second outing, and the following year John Love won the British Saloon Car Championship; it was successes like these that prompted BMC to build a much more radical car, an homologation special to take on the world’s best in competition.
Throughout the years there have been various incarnations of the Mini and none are more desirable than this particular edition which requires a little special attention. Rover launched a special limited ed