Lot 165 - 1969 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. II
|Odometer reading||70,210 km|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
- Rally timing equipment
- Magnesium Minilite wheels
- UK market Cooper S
The Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. II is a legendary car, which was first introduced in 1967. The Mini Cooper S Mk. II is known for its unique design, handling, and impressive performance on the road. The car was equipped with a 1275cc engine, which produced 76 bhp, which may not sound like much by modern standards, but at the time, it was considered to be quite powerful for a car of its size. The Cooper S Mk. II was also quite a rare car with only 1,479 destined for the home market and far fewer remaining.
The Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. II had a distinctive look that set it apart from other cars of its time. The car's handling was also exceptional, thanks to its front-wheel drive and nimble suspension system, making it a popular choice for racing enthusiasts. Overall, the Austin Mini Cooper S Mk. II was a car that was ahead of its time, offering impressive performance, exceptional handling, and a distinctive design that still looks great today. It has become a classic car, which is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
This particular example was built on 12th November 1969 as a UK right hand drive example, but spent a large proportion of its life in Greece, returning to the UK in 2014. The car comes with a British Motor Industry Heritage Certificate and an FIA car pass for a 2013 classic regularity rally in Greece, believed to have been the Historic Acropolis Rally. The car is now a lovely example of a fast road style Cooper S, with magnesium Minilite alloy wheels, bolt in half roll cage, Lucas spotlights and rally timing equipment. The car now presents superbly throughout and is ready to be enjoyed right away.