Lot 167 - 1969 Morris Mini Cooper Mk. II

Lot 167 - 1969 Morris Mini Cooper Mk. II

Lot 167 - 1969 Morris Mini Cooper Mk. II

Lot Number 167
Registration RKN 360G
Chassis Number KA2S61288857A
Engine Number 12A2BG03260292
Odometer reading 20,644 miles
Result Sold - £19,040
  • Historic Rally Prepared
  • Cooper S Specification
  • Championship winning and multiple class wins

To many, its designer Alec Issigonis included, the notion that the Mini might have a future as anything other than basic transport was an anathema, and the idea of a high-performance version was laughable. One man though, saw it quite differently. Racing car manufacturer John Cooper already knew quite a bit about tuning BMC's A-Series engine - he was running the company's Formula Junior effort at the time - and a test drive in a prototype Mini convinced him of the car's competition potential. The result, launched in September 1961, was the Mini Cooper, 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.

This fabulous historic rally prepared Mini Cooper Mk. II has been built to full Cooper S specification with twin tanks, disc brakes and 1293 engine with twin SU carburettors. Presented in British Racing Green, this example is described as a very solid and well prepared car, used successfully for club road rallys and Historic rally events during the last decade, with many class wins and one championship win. Our vendor acquired the vehicle in 2020 and has been using it for speed events, sprints & hillclimbs but admits it is far more capable for the historic rallys it was designed for. The engine and transmission were built by Bill Richards Racing; the engine is a 1293cc unit with twin SU's, 12G940 35.6mm Inlet and 30mm exhaust, Piper 285 camshaft and Powermax pistons coupled with a close ratio straight cut gearbox with limited slip differential. The suspension and brakes consist of Hi-Lo suspension, adjustable shock absorbers, 5x10 alloys, Minifin rear drums with Cooper 'S' front discs and calipers and a 'fly off' handbrake. Safety equipment includes bucket seats and harnesses, full safety devices, roll cage, long alloy sump guard, plumbed in and handheld fire extinguishers and a master electrical cut out. There are also map lights and rally trip meters ready for the navigator. Aesthetically, the car has period Lucas spotlights and a works style dash. Offered with lots of history including the build specification for the engine, wiring diagram for the custom loom, folders full of receipts and various photographic pieces of its history coupled with a Heritage certificate. An incredibly capable car is fantastic fun and a relatively inexpensive Historic rally competitor or fast road example.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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