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Lot No. 101 - 1967 Mini Cooper S Mk.I 1275cc

Sold for: £24,150

The recipient of a full nut and bolt rebuild & just 1,500 miles since...
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Cooper S Minis won the tough long-distance Monte Carlo in 1964 and again in 1965. When Timo Makinen won again the French authorities declared the win null and void. The Mini had broken the rules. How? It had the wrong sort of headlamp bulbs, said the absurd and xenophobic officials. It was sweet revenge when a Cooper S won again in 1967 marking its ground as a formidable competitor and cementing its place in our hearts. (Jonathan Glancey, A History of the Automobile, 2004) It comes as no surprise then that road-going variants of the iconic underdog still have the potential to work us to frenzy even today. Guided at an attractive level for this well restored and fully shaken-down example this fetching 1275cc and twin-tanked Cooper S is surely worthy of consideration? The subject of a complete and sympathetic restoration not more than 1500miles ago, this Cooper S was full bare-metal re-sprayed at the same time and received a complete engine rebuild to original 1275cc specification. Each component of the car was stripped and either restored or replaced with correct parts, the resulting car looking incredible throughout. Purchased by our vendor through Classic Throttle Shop in Australia, this is why there are a few subtle differences to the leather pattern on the interior, and we believe even Mk.II style windows. Delicately combining both restoration and preservation, this Cooper S is the prefect classic city car behaving as you would expect, turning a lick of pace when required, and looking the part wherever it goes. Offered with a UK V5C and current MoT, the 1275cc Cooper S remains the most sought of all the Minis and this car being one of the best commands serious attention today...    

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Right-hand Drive
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VBY 354E
Cooper S Mk.I
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