1967 Mini Cooper S Mk1

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Marine Blue | Sedan | 4 Speed Manual | 1275cc | 70,631 miles showing | SOLD

WPCS 2.1.0
 

If Alec Issigonis' revolutionary Mini introduced the world to a new breed of small car in 1959, it was John Cooper who created what is arguably the founding father of today's hot hatches- the Mini Cooper “S”.

Totally engaging and never, ever boring the “S” nomenclature essentially denotes more power, better brakes, and stronger engine components like a nitrided steel crankshaft.

Not only made famous from an incredible four rally wins in Monte Carlo from 1964 through to 1967, the Mini Cooper S was also used by the police in the UK and here in Australia as a high speed pursuit vehicle.

Today, finding a genuine Mini Cooper S isn’t easy as the ravages of time have more often than not taken their toll.

Narrowing the search even further to find a well maintained, Australian complied example is nigh on impossible but that’s exactly what we’ve been waiting on tender hooks to discover.

Uniquely available here is a brilliant, Australian delivered Mini Cooper S sold new in 1967, presenting in its original Marine Blue and Toga White top over Black trim and recently subject to a detailed mechanical overhaul.

Retaining its original and key Cooper S identifying features like the correct chassis number on the original radiator shroud, correct SU carburettors, twin fuel tanks and 120mph speedometer with corresponding temperature and oil pressure gauges this Mini Cooper S is something special.

Stepping through the pint sized door apertures reveals the original well-shaped sports seats and enough room for 4, neatly finished vinyl and chrome dash trim, a full complement of correct and crystal clear instruments perfectly aimed at the driver, correct and well fitted carpets and the overall feeling is simply fresh and sporty.

All tell-tale signs point to how well this car has been maintained and a short stint behind the wheel highlights the rifle like gear changes, fast and well balanced steering feel and a sharp throttle response Cooper S’s are so famous for.

One of the best driver’s cars ever produced, hard to find and made even more special when available in turnkey condition, these rare cars are still so usable today. Arguably more engaging than any modern hot hatch because sometimes, it’s much more fun to drive a (relatively) slow car fast than a fast car slow. An excellent addition to any garage or established collection, this Australian delivered Mini Cooper S offers a unique opportunity to own, drive and invest in a slice of motoring history as values and interest continues to climb around the world.
 

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