Bonhams MPH are delighted to present 120 collectors motor cars for our inaugural auction on 26th September at Bicester Heritage. Specialising in Modern, Popular and Historic collectors motor car auctions the full online catalogue can be viewed on our website, link in the title. Our next auction takes places on 26th November, and entries are invited for this auction.
1966 AUSTIN 1275 COOPER 'S'
REGISTRATION NO. FHO 835D
CHASSIS NO. C-A2S7/851702
*Recent extensive restoration
*Engine rebuilt to 1,293cc by Bill Richards Engineering
*Offered in factory specification
*Fast road specification
*Right hand drive
First registered on the 25th May 1966 this 1,275 Mini Cooper S has recently been completely restored and prepared to fast road specification, it is described by the vendor as in effectively 'as new' condition throughout having been professionally restored. Included in the restoration was a bare metal refinish to the paintwork and a gearbox and engine rebuild carried out to a very high standard by Bill Richards Racing, including a rebore to 1,293cc.
Presented in factory specification of B.M.C. Island Blue with an Old English White roof the Mini looks fantastic and drives superbly. Offered with a comprehensive history file detailing the restoration work, the original registration book, heritage certificate, and the engine and gearbox build specification. This meticulously restored example must be one of the best on the market today and is ready to be enjoyed by a new custodian.
£45,000 - 50,000
€49,000 - 55,000
Vendor Score Total: 100/100
Bidders should note that the automated 100-point Seller's Assessment is provided by each Seller at the point of consignment using the guidelines below, and is not provided, assessed or verified by Bonhams MPH. Accordingly Customers (Bidders) are on notice that each vehicle is offered "as is / as seen" subject to the Conditions of Sale for the auction, and Customers (Bidders) are strongly recommended to view the Lot(s) being offered, before bidding, in order to satisfy themselves as to their condition; Bonhams MPH will not entertain disputes over Sellers' Assessments.
Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well
EXTERIOR TOTAL: 25/25
Body Work: 5
INTERIOR TOTAL: 20/20
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
Mechanical components: 5
Under Bonnet: 5
RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
Ancillary components: 5
Main components: 5
Car History File: 5
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