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1964 MORRIS MINI SPRINT CONVERTIBLE For Sale by Auction

Bonhams are delighted to offer at our forthcoming Collectors' Motor Car Auction on Saturday 7th September 2019 at The Beaulieu International Autojumble, England 126 collectors motor cars – plus over 400 lots of automobilia and 30 motorcycles. The full online catalogue can be viewed on the Bonhams website. 1964 MORRIS MINI SPRINT CONVERTIBLE COACHWORK BY CRAYFORD REGISTRATION NO. 1070 PP CHASSIS NO. M/A2S4244258 * An early example of Crayford's Mini Sprint Convertible * 998cc Mini Cooper engine and other upgrades * Original registration number * Fully restored during 2015/2016 * Concours winner at the Beaulieu National Mini Cooper Day 2016 "Crayford Mini Sprint was developed and tested over many thousands of miles and has scientifically engineered chassis developments, to give improved rigidity. The superb roadholding and handling of the standard car is, if anything, enhanced. The wonderful spacious interior is almost exactly as standard. The car simply has a folding top. A sleek, clean design, built by leading hood manufacturers of England, in tough good-looking 'Vynide', with a rear window as large as the saloon. Easily let down, and if necessary, put up, from the driving seat. A real convertible for the family man – The Crayford Mini Sprint. The car to get you there quickly, safely, and more economically, with fresh air and sunshine to hand." – Crayford Engineering. Founded in 1962 by Jeffrey Smith (engineer and designer) and David McMullan MBE (sales), coachbuilder Crayford was based in Westerham, Kent, specialising in the conversion of coupés and saloons into convertibles and estates. First registered in December 1964, the car offered here is a very early example of Crayford's BMC-approved convertible Mini conversion and is fitted with Crayford upgrades such as the 998cc Mini Cooper engine. A resident of Buckinghamshire, the first owner kept the Mini until the 1980s. While belonging to the previous owner, the car underwent a full no-expense-spared photographically documented restoration during 2015/2016 using many genuine new-old-stock parts. The rebuild included a full mechanical overhaul (engine, gearbox, carburettors), a professional repaint, and interior re-trim. Upgrades incorporated at the same time included rare Microcell reclining seats, a Les Leston wood-rimmed steering wheel, and Cooper S wheels and disc brakes. Some measure of the restoration's quality may be gained from the fact that this Sprint won the John White Trophy at the Beaulieu National Mini Cooper Day in 2016, and was short-listed for Best In Show at Goodwood Revival that same year. Finished in Tweed Grey with blue/grey interior, the car is offered with an owner's handbook, an old-style logbook, current MoT, and a V5C Registration Certificate. Crayford Mini Sprints are exceedingly rare, and this beautifully restored example is quite possibly the best there is. £15,000 - 20,000 €16,000 - 22,000


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Price
1960 Morris 1960 MORRIS MINI BABY 1071 ARDEN Array £50000
1964 Morris 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S mk1 (1275) 64 Array £50000
1971 Morris 1971 Morris Mini Cooper S MK3 Array £45000
1971 Morris 1971 MKIII Cooper S in Red and black 29k Array £45000
1964 Morris 1964 Mini Cooper S Rare model with all equipment Array £43000
1969 Morris 1969 Morris Mini Cooper S MKII - Documented Restoration - UK Car Array £41950
1966 Morris 1966 MORRIS MINI COOPER 1275 S MK I Array £39995
1968 Morris 1968 Mini Cooper S MK2 Array £39995
1964 Morris 1964 Mini Cooper S Mk1, 1964 LHD, 3 owners Array £39500
1964 Morris 1964 Morris Cooper S FIA Racecar Array £36000
1964 Morris 1964 MORRIS MINI 1.3 MINI COOPER S Array £34995
1968 Morris 1968 Classic Mini Cooper S Wood & Pickett Mercedes . Array £33500
1960 Morris 1960 Morris Minor 1000 1/4-ton Pickup = clean driver $32.9k Array £32900
1923 Morris 1923 Outstanding condition inside and out beautiful example Array £29950
1962 Morris 1962 MORRIS MINI COOPER Array £29950
1967 Morris 1967 Morris Mini Cooper Mk1 Restored to Rally Specs. Array £27950
1965 Morris 1965 Morris Mini Cooper Array £26500
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1965 Morris 1965 Full build Post office van, to better than factory spec Array £25500
1968 Morris 1968 Morris Mini Cooper s MK2 Array £25000
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1957 Morris 1957 Morris Minor Convertible Array £25000
1968 Morris 1968 Morris Minor 1000 Traveller Array £24995
1967 Morris 1967 Maroon Replica Convertible with Biscuit Trim Array £24950
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