UPDATE: Feb. 4 – have a lot more fresh pics not yet posted. Will be shortly, or contact us to have them emailed direct, if you wish.
NOT SHOWN: We have virtually all the parts to do the complete restoration, including more than $7k USD worth of new parts!
More info and LOTs more pics (of a total of 249) available on request.
Note: Heritage Certificate (copy on request)
UPDATE: Have two complete, running Cooper S engines with transmissions available too, one complete with axles and S brakes and already mounted on a new front subframe with new suspension cones.
UPDATE: Now have pretty much all the (new) restoration parts needed to complete it, including all exterior trim and badging front and rear, new mustache grille, grille surround and whiskers, new chrome bumper overriders and corner bars, all new weatherstripping, door seals, all brake and complete suspension rebuild components, new Newton Commercial-style brocade interior (includes everything but the headliner), etc. etc., and too much to list. Also have two Cooper S speedos and lots and lots of miscellaneous parts (not shown in pics).
UPDATE: Now have all four genuine Cooper S steel wheels! (not shown in pics).
This genuine 1967 Austin Mk1 Cooper S has a body with zero rust and zero welding. Yes, you read that right.
It’s a true S, with the 7.5″ diameter disc brakes, twin fuel tanks and all the appropriate braces, holes and mountings.
It’s totally rust-free. Ones like this are made of “unobtainium” – meaning you just don’t see them – and they rarely come up for sale. Has all its original sheet metal, including floors, sills, boot floor, battery box, A panels and wings (fenders) – and, as mentioned, it’s never been welded! Zero rust and zero dents in doors, bonnet and bootlid, and there’s no evidence they ever had any.
Basically, it’s about as perfect as a body that you will see. One minor prang in right rear in taillight/side seam area, fixed reasonably well but not perfect. Otherwise, no collision damage. Roof has no dings or dents. Has some minor scrubs on the front and rear lower valances from being moved in and out of various indoor storage locations over the years. Last registered in 1978.
Has been inside in dry storage since then. Prior to going into storage, had been tanked to remove all paint, then shot in red primer. Following that, black epoxy was sprayed on the underside, floors, engine compartment and boot before subframes, suspension, steering, brakes and engine were refitted. Both subframes are solid, and still fitted with the factory Hydrolastic (ie: “wet”) suspension.
It is a factory left-hand-drive (LHD) car, but is currently set up as a right-hand-drive (RHD). The LHD steering rack is included.
Period aftermarket parts include very rare J.A. Pierce “Magna” wheels, which also have their center caps, and a genuine period “Paddy Hopkirk” gas pedal. Has aftermarket sport steering wheel (missing center cap might be in all the boxes).
Tires are ancient but will mostly hold air for rolling around. Rolls and steers, but suspension needs pumping up. (Present “wet” suspension condition is unknown, but was fine when parked, according to owner). Two extra front bags, two extra rear bags, and an additional front subframe are included.
Has all glass, and some extra. Windshield and rear window are fine. Has the original Cooper door chrome trim also. The vinyl of the front bucket seats is original red-and-gray brocade, and is in good, usable shape. There is a matching rear seat back that’s not great and another one dyed black; the seat bottom is also dyed.
Will need all the parts normally replaced, including things such as the door cards and side panels, headliner, boot board, dash cards, windshield rubber and weatherstripping, grille, moustache and whiskers and exhaust system, among other bits and bobs.
The current owner bought this ’67 S as pretty much a rolling, less-engine car to use as a donor for his very rusty ’66 998 Cooper, which he subsequently junked after removing the useable parts. As such, this ’67 shell is currently fitted with his twin-carb 998cc Cooper engine that he had pulled from his ’66. Some other parts are from the ’66, including the 100-mph “Cooper” speedo (ie: rather than the missing 120-mph “S” one).
Note: Have 1275cc “S” engines available (at additional cost), but won’t be numbers-matching (ie: to this car) engines.
Owner has owned it since 1974. Has been a California car since at least then, and it’s believed to have been sold new in California.
VIN: CA2S7L-9318[*][*]. Has California title and registration, as well as never-mounted, new license plates (not shown).
UPDATE: Also has Heritage Certificate confirming it’s a genuine Cooper S built as LHD and exported to the U.S. [ ID# CA2S7L ]
NOTE: Seller prefers that this Mini be restored to a proper 1275 “S” – so please don’t contact if you plan to hack it up or stick a Honda VTEC in it!Vehicle Details: