Lot 125 - 1965 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. I (1275cc)
|Odometer reading||63,602 miles|
|Estimate||£39,000 - £46,000|
This car can be viewed in person from 14th to 18th July 2020 at our the auction site, Windsorview Lakes, Datchet, SL3 9HY
Designed by Alec 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', as it was commonly known, soon became popular across a broad spectrum of the population. Introduced in February 1964, the 1275 Mini Cooper S, with its torquey engine, has long been seen as the ultimate 'S' and is currently still the most sought-after version for most buyers and owners. Visually the same as the 1071cc 'S', the 1275cc was fitted with hydrolastic suspension along with the rest of the Mini range in late 1964. From early 1966, the extra fuel tank and oil cooler became standard items. The 1275cc 'S' then remained in production pretty much unchanged until September 1967 when the Mk. II version was launched.
Manufactured on 8th June 1965 and despatched the following day to R.M.Wright Ltd in Lincolnshire, this 1275cc Mini Cooper S presents in superb condition. It appears to have been restored around 2003 and the engine was rebuilt in 2005. Finished in Almond Green with an Old English White roof and a Porcelain Green and Dove Grey interior, the seats have been changed to the more sportier bucket seats although the original ones are supplied with the car. The car is currently sitting on Minilite wheels and again the original steel wheels are available with the car. Supplied with a V5C registration document, the original buff logbook, a Heritage Certificate together with a collection of invoices, this 1275cc Cooper S is one of the best examples we have seen for a long time.
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