Morris Mini Cooper S MKII
|Exterior Colour:||Island Blue|
|Date of Reg:||18/12/1969|
|Top Speed:||99 mph|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Engine Output:||75 bhp|
|Chromed filler caps, chromed number plate lamp, double-dip headlamps, hinged rear number plate, sliding windows, opening rear windows, wide door pockets, fresh air heater, oil pressure gauge, water temperature gauge, door kick protectors, front and rear ashtrays, sun visors, twin fuel tanks.|
|Pancake air filters, car cover|
Simply perfect having been completely re-trimmed in the original black vinyl coated seat fabric, new black carpet set, matching door cards and restored flawless dash which all complement the exterior wonderfully. The door pockets are unmarked, the original bakelite two spoke steering wheel with the Morris badge is in excellent order. The large instrument cluster houses the Smiths gauges which all function perfectly as does the fresh air heater. The boot area is impressive with gleaming gloss black painted twin tanks synonymous with the Cooper S and new carpeted boot floor... Stunning
This Morris Mini Cooper S MKII sits perfectly and finished in its original Island Blue with the roof in Old English White the paint work completed in 2013 is seriously impressive with a deep glossy uniformed flawless finish. All the chrome detailing has a mirror finish and is immaculate throughout. The sliding side windows, glass and lenses are perfect in every detail. The underside of the car is equally immaculate, unmarked, detailed and still as it left the restorers in 2013… An impressive show piece.
Fully restored pressed 4.5 inch Cooper ‘S’ steel wheels with chrome hub caps are finished in factory silver with new all matching Yokohama AD08 165/70 10 tyres. New 7.5 inch front discs and calipers, rear drums all as per the ‘S’ specification.
The original matching numbers engine was fully rebuilt by Aston Martin Specialists Headshop (UK) of Warrington in October 2013 and has only covered a mere 485 miles since. The water cooled in-line overhead-valve four-cylinder engine mounted transversely has a cubic capacity of 1275cc and produces 75bhp. The twin S.U carburettors with separate pancake air cleaners give a wonderful induction note and combined with the full stainless exhaust the sound is infectious. The original four-speed close ratio gearbox and light clutch operate with ease, such fun to drive. The engine bay is completely detailed.
Supplied by Wadhams Limited, Waterlooville, Hampshire, this wonderful example was built 25th June 1969, despatched 11th December 1969 and registered on the 18th December 1969. The certified copy of a factory record provided by the Heritage Trust confirms this example to be a matching numbers genuine Morris Mini Cooper S.
The comprehensive history file documents the thousands of pounds spent during the restoration of 2012-2014 by Cavanaghs Limited of Hereford. There are detailed invoices for servicing, repairs, old V5's and tax discs dating back to the early 1980's plus 17 past MOT certificates the earliest being May 1982.
This Cooper S only be described as a collectors / enthusiasts dream. It wants for nothing and is ready to be used and enjoyed.
MOT May 2019, Tax Exempt, HPI Clear and British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate certifying this a genuine matching numbers UK supplied car... It doesn't get any better.
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Shortly after the Mini was on the market, race car builder John Cooper realized the potential of the little car in competition. The 848cc engine from the Morris Mini-Minor was given a longer stroke, increasing displacement to 997cc. A pair of SU carburettors helped increase power from 34 to 55 horsepower. Rounding out the performance package was a close-ratio gearbox and front disc brakes.
The Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper debuted in September 1961. To meet homologation rules for Group 2 rally racing, one thousand units of the original Mini Cooper were produced. The 997cc engine was eventually replaced by a shorter stroke 998cc version in 1964.
Mini Cooper S - A more powerful Mini Cooper was offered in 1963. The new model "S" featured a 1071cc engine with a larger 70.61mm bore. Large servo-assisted disc brakes were added. 4,030 original Cooper S models were produced and sold until the model was updated in August 1964.
Cooper also produced two other S models specifically for circuit racing in the under 1000cc and under 1300cc classes. Theses engines had displacements of 970cc and a 1275cc, respectively. The smaller-engine model was not well received, and only 963 were built when the model was discontinued in 1965. The 1275cc Cooper S model continued in production until 1971.
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