Lot 228 - 1965 Morris Mini Cooper Mk. I (998cc)
|Sold - £23,520
- One owner from new with its original buff logbook
- Genuine low mileage example
- Sizeable history file detailing its ownership
- Matching numbers example
This superb and largely original Morris Mini Cooper is a one owner from new example. Purchased by the vendor as a 21st birthday present to himself on 9th June 1965 through dealer, Wadhams Holdings Limited of Chichester, where he was completing an apprenticeship at the time. The vendor chose to collect the Mini directly from the Longbridge factory production line and subsequently drove the car back to Wadhams on trade plates. With the help of Wadhams he immediately set about completing some modifications to the car which included fitting wheel arches all round and changing the colour from Tweed Grey to the Opalescent Silver Blue it wears today.
Since then, the Mini has resided with the vendor at his West Sussex home covering a mere 40,798 miles from new. Dry stored for the past 33 years, this Mini is in very good and largely original condition. It has never been restored but maintained and recommissioned where necessary and as such it is showing some light patina. The paintwork is good, and the original interior has survived very well indeed. On our inspection the Cooper fired up on first turn and sounded fantastic.
Fitted with its original and rare Cosmic alloy wheels, matching numbers engine and gearbox, and its original registration number ‘GBP 777C’. The history file that accompanies the car includes the original sales invoice from Wadhams Holdings Limited, many old MoT test certificates including the most recent undertaken in 2017, old tax discs, various sundry bills, the original buff logbook, original workshop manual and drivers handbook, original service booklet with stamps, the vendors hand written vehicle maintenance log, current V5C registration document, and the Heritage Certificate confirming its original specification.
This wonderful Mini Cooper Mk. I, complete with its excellent history is a real time warp example and offers a one off opportunity for Mini enthusiasts and collectors alike. Offered at a very sensible reserve due to the vendors advancing years, we are sure this British classic will be keenly contested at auction.
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