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$21,5001967 Austin Mini Cooper S

UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!

This legit Mk1 Austin Cooper 1275 S has recently been fully serviced, thoroughly inspected and authenticated. The legit, original S components are detailed in the writeup below. It also has a Heritage Certificate:

Heritage Certificate authenticates that:

Make & Model:              AUSTIN MINI COOPER “S” MARK I (1275CC)

Car/Chassis Number:     C-A2S7L/1012787-A. 

Engine Number:             9F-SA-Y/46730

Body Number:                64951

Specification:                  LHD, North American Export

Colour: a.) exterior:         Almond Green and Old English White

b.) trim:                           Porcelain Green and Dove Grey

Date of Build:                 27 June 1967

Date of Despatch:          14 July 1967

Destination (dealer):       USA

Factory Fitted Equipment: Fresh Air Heater


Original S components:

  • Hydrolastic suspension (recently serviced)
  • Cooper S block (with tappet covers on the back)
  • Cooper S “11-stud” head
  • Cooper S 3-synchro transmission (22G 333) w/ proper remote shifter
  • original Body Number (matches Heritage Certificate)
  • original VIN (Chassis Number) plate (in proper location, with proper screws)
  • twin fuel tanks
  • Twin SU carbs
  • 120-mph Smiths speedo
  • Chrome gear stick
  • chrome ashtray with lid
  • boot board pedestals and the front boot-board brackets
  • RH tank brackets behind rear seat (original)
  • oil cooler (factory)
  • Generator and voltage regulator



  • sport steering wheel
  • Tachometer
  • Quad driving lights
  • Union Jack flag on roof (vinyl)
  • Minilight-style (8-spoke) alloys
  • stereo  system
  • beige upholstery with green piping


Mk1 features:

  • Mustache grille
  • External-hinge doors
  • Sliding windows
  • Pop-out side rear windows
  • Small oval taillights (red/amber)
  • Flip-up license plate holder
  • Note: the drop bracket for the license-plate light is unique to North American Export models


[ LOTS More info to follow, call in the mean time ]


Recent thorough, mechanical evaluation performed by Mini specialist shop:

  • Compression is excellent (180-180-180-190 lbs)
  • engine starts well, runs well
  • drives well
  • shifts well and has the proper, original 3-sychro transmission (non-synchro first, as original)
  • Electric system works as it should

(Contact us for additional information from the inspection.)


Recent Maintenance:

  • Full service and tune-up, with fuel system and cooling system flushing
  • Hydrolastic system serviced and pressurized
  • new exhaust system and muffler
  • new battery
  • etc. etc.
  • (contact us for copies of invoices..)


Video #1 – driving:  (0.53 min)


Video #2 – drive-by: (0.6 min)

Notes and FYI:

  • Heritage Certificate matches original VIN plate (aka: Chassis Number plate)
  • Heritage Certificate matches original Body Number (the one welded to front panel)
  • Engine rebuilt at some point (tag removed)
  • Badges removed (but readily available)
  • missing one bootlid cable
  • Odometer reads 17,909 miles (true mileage unknown)
  • Yokohama tires have good tread, but date codes are old
  • VIN on car matches the California title


Title and Documentation:

  • Clean California title with VIN that matches exactly. (previously had typos, but the title was just reissued.)
  • Heritage Certificate
  • Invoices and inspection information available on request


Located in Costa Mesa, (Southern) California 92626.  (in Orange County, near Newport Beach)

California title and current registration. (VIN matches the title now; typos in title were recently corrected by DMV.)

[ ID# BRG67MK1S ] Asking: $21.5k USD. Export assistance available.


Independent mechanical evaluations may also be arranged, as well as nationwide door-to-door transport. Escrow Services for payment, title-document-transfers, and transport coordination (to help provide more-secure transactions) are also available, contact us for details.


FINE PRINT: MiniGuy / Lewis Motors makes no representations as to the accuracy of any seller’s listings on our “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages, including but not limited to, physical or mechanical condition of vehicle, status of title or registration, any applicable emissions-equipment, emissions-testing or emissions-certification requirements, as well as relevant safety equipment or safety-related requirements, import status, or fitness for use. Please note that emissions or safety requirements may differ by state, region, or country. Potential buyers should consult their appropriate state or local agencies or departments to determine, among other things, the status of a particular vehicle related to the above, including vehicles that might normally be exempt from emissions testing, emissions equipment, or emissions certification requirements. For California buyers or sellers, more information may be obtained from various state and local agencies, including, but not limited to, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Bureau of Automotive Repairs (BAR) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

BOTTOM LINE: This is a case where it pays to do your homework. Be careful what you buy, you may not be able to drive it in some states, including California.


2019 – UPDATED FOOTNOTE: According to current California ARB guidelines, pre-1968 classic Minis – because of their age – would not be subject to the restrictions that would otherwise apply to direct-import vehicles. (Great news for this legitimate ’67 Mk1 Mini!)

UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!

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