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1965 Austin Mini Cooper Mk.1 SOLD by Auction

1965 Austin Mini Cooper Mk.1 SOLD by Auction
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For sale by auction on Saturday 25th November 2017 with Historics at Brooklands.

Registration JGU 415C
Chassis Number CA2S7L715172
Odometer reading 44850
Estimate 15000-22000

In 1959, a new concept in car design was born, designed by Alex Issigonis with a monocoque shell, transversely mounted engine and front wheel drive, the new 'Mini', as it was commonly known, soon became popular across a broad spectrum of the population. The potential for competition use was soon realised by John Cooper and, although Alex Issigonis was less keen, BMC were finally persuaded and worked together with John Cooper culminating in the birth of the Austin Mini Cooper and the Morris Mini Cooper in 1961. Victories in the 1964, 1965 and 1967 Monte Carlo Rallies set the Mini on the road to fame, but probably the greatest publicity was gained from their (somewhat unfair) disqualification for lighting irregularities in the 1966 event after coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

First registered 12th August 1965 as confirmed by the accompanying Heritage dating certificate, this original Mk.1 Austin Mini Cooper is in lovely condition throughout. Originally supplied to Portugal and converted to left hand drive in 1965, when this Mini was repatriated in 2016 it was returned to right hand drive and given a light cosmetic restoration, thus presents fantastically.Recently when taken for an MoT, the mechanic complimented the car on its originality, good body and mechanicals, all of which are a credit to the previous ownership.

In 2016 this Mk.1 car was subject to an engine rebuild and suspension upgrade to dry suspension, this included correct Hi / Lo kit and a servo was added to improve braking. Invoices totalled 3,700 which can be found in the history file. Other recent maintenance included a new central exit exhaust system and rebuilt brake callipers, including new pads and new front wheel bearings attached to the Cooper S reverse rim wheels. Offered with an MoT test certificate until November 2018 and fully serviced with overhauled carburettors, new spark plugs and HT leads. This plucky Cooper is a loved and increasingly rare car that is a sound investment as well as a fun, useable classic appreciating in value.


Advert Type: For Sale by Auction
Category: Classic Cars
Make: Austin
Model: Mini
Model (alt): Mini Cooper Mk.1
Year: 1965
Country: UK
Region: Berkshire
Telephone: 01753 639 170
Status: Trade
E-mail: Contact Advertiser via Email
Listing Date: 15-Nov-2017
Ref: C934666