Lot 126 - 1969 Morris Mini Cooper Mk. II
|Odometer reading||102,310 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £9,856|
Designed by Alex Issigonis in 1959, a new concept in car design was born. With a monocoque shell, transversely mounted engine and front wheel drive, the new 'Mini', soon became popular across a broad spectrum of the population. The potential for competition use was soon seen by John Cooper; BMC were finally persuaded by John Cooper and the two worked together in culminating the birth of the Austin Mini Cooper and the Morris Mini Cooper in 1961. Victories in the 1964, 1965 and 1967 Monte-Carlo Rallies set the Mini on the road to fame but probably the greatest publicity was gained from their somewhat unfair, disqualification for lighting irregularities in the 1966 event after coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. A more powerful Mini Cooper, dubbed the 'S', was developed in tandem and released in 1963.
Despatched from the factory on 3rd July 1969 and sent to Loxhams Ltd in Preston, this Morris Mini Cooper was originally registered on 1st August 1969. A comprehensive history folder accompanies this Mini confirming an engine rebuild in 2012; she appears to have done no more than 2,000 miles since. Aesthetically, this right hand drive Cooper would benefit from a little time and investment, however she is MoT’d until 7th March 2019 and is ready to use immediately and the vendor has advised us she drives well. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a Heritage Certificate, this Morris Mini Cooper Mk. II appears to be realistically estimated given the eye-watering prices Mini Coopers have achieved of late.
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