1966 AUSTIN COOPER Mk1 “S” 1275cc
(Total nut & bolt restoration)
Island Blue/Old English White with Cumulus Grey & Gold Brocade trim.
Original UK home market example, Built on the 25th May 1966, Ordered in Island Blue with Grey/Gold brocade and equipped with a fresh air heater, Originally supplied by Swain & Jones of Farnham, Surrey.
During the production period of Longbridge built Austin Cooper “S” the majority of cars were built with the Hydrolastic suspension setup with the exception of less than 300 cars which were built up using earlier parts like dry suspension and external door handles and pull door cords.
“Running in” mileage only since total nut & bolt photographic professional restoration to original factory specification commissioned by highly regarded Mini enthusiast & expert, Equipped with Bill Richards 1293cc Fast Road specification engine, 4-speed synchromesh gearbox, Twin 1.25 SU carburettors with original air filter box, Twin pin differential, Extremely rare Mk1 aluminium boot lid, LCB exhaust system with RC40 silencer, B.M.C lap & diagonal seat belts, Bilstein shock absorbers, Factory 4.5J “S” wheels.
Original Hampshire registration number, Historic tax status, Complete with provenance file including Original Green logbook, Continuation book, Heritage Trust certificate & Original Drivers handbook.
Inspected by Paul Sulma of the Mini Cooper Register and consequently awarded the Chief Judges award at the 2019 National Mini Cooper Rally held at Beaulieu.