Lot 222 - 1963 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. 1 (1071cc)

Lot 222 - 1963 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. 1 (1071cc)

Lot 222 - 1963 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. 1 (1071cc)

Lot Number 222
Registration ALC 415A
Chassis Number CA257487121
Engine Number 9F-SA0H26757
Odometer reading 20,620 miles
Estimate £27,000 - £33,000
Result Sold - £30,564
  • Rare original 1071cc example
  • Presented in largely original condition
  • Matching numbers example
  • Sizeable history file

Launched in September 1961, the Mini Cooper was a car that offered a size/price/performance package that was nothing short of miraculous. The Mini Cooper soon established its credentials as a rally and race winner, and the stage was set for even faster versions. The first of these and now one of the most sought after - the 1,071cc Mini Cooper 'S' of 1963 – took engine development a stage further and provided the basis for the 971 'S' and 1275 'S' of 1964.

The example offered here is one of the rare and desirable 1071cc Cooper S, built between April 1963 and August 1964. ALC 415A comes complete with a sizeable history file detailing previous maintenance work, the V5C registration document, various MoT test certificates and the Heritage Certificate confirming that it is a matching numbers example. The Mini presents well with both the paintwork and interior in largely original condition creating a lovely patina inside and out. Described to be in good driving order the Cooper S starts well and sounds fantastic! This is a very rare car indeed and is an opportunity not to be missed.

 

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