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Sold1965 Morris Mini Cooper S

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

This is a legit ’65 Mk1 Morris Cooper S that has a Heritage Certificate that documents its authenticity. It is a California black-plate car that reportedly has zero rust! It retains its original hydrolastic (“wet”) suspension, so it rides and handles very well.The custom flares and body kit are all steel, no fiberglass or plastic – so no cracks! New 10″ Minilight-style (8-spoke) alloys and new tires have just been fitted, along a new performance exhaust system, new SU carb and many other new components. Major service and maintenance has just been performed by Mini specialists Jet Motors Mini.The Mini reportedly runs exceptionally well, it drives and handles like it should – and everything works!

The steering is factory Left-Hand-Drive (LHD).

  • 1275cc Cooper S engine
  • 4-speed Cooper S transmission
  • Twin fuel tanks
  • New SU carb (HIF44)
  • New alloy intake manifold
  • New RC40 performance exhaust system
  • Alloy rocker cover
  • Electric windshield-washer pump and bottle added
  • New 6″x10” Ultralight deep-dish (Minilight-style, 8-spoke) alloy wheels
  • New 165/70 10″ Falken tires
  • New brake master cylinder
  • New throttle and choke cables
  • Hydrolastic suspension
  • Custom steel wheel arches (ie: flares)
  • Custom dash with full complement of gauges and array of auxiliary switches
  • Quad driving lights in front, including two fog lights
  • Wire mesh headlamp guards
  • Chrome bonnet hold-downs
  • Chrome bullet side-view mirror
  • Chrome fuel filler caps
  • Backup light added
  • Tinted side and rear windows
  • Sport bucket seats with headrests
  • Aftermarket sport steering wheel
  • California black-plate car!


Heritage Certificate Authenticates that it’s a genuine Cooper S:



Certified Copy of a Factory Record:

Make and Model: Morris Mini Cooper “S” Mark 1 (1275cc)

Car/chassis Number: K-A2S4-L / 5533[*][*]

Engine Number: 9F-SA-Y / 327[*][*]

Body Number: 328[*][*]

Specification: LHD, Export

Colour (exterior):  Tartan Red and Black

(trim):  Red and Gold

Date of Build: 30 October 1964

Despatch Date: 16 December 1964

Destination (dealer): Personal Export Delivery

Other Numbers (where recorded): 

Details of factory-fitted equipment: White and Red flashers, Laminated Windscreen, Thermal control on wiper motor, Hydrolastic suspension


Service and Maintenance:
A major service was recently performed by Jet Motors Mini in Portland, Oregon. Many new parts were installed at that time, now everything works and it runs and drives excellent. (Extensive invoice available on request)


California title and registration.

Located in Portland, Oregon

[ ID# RED65MORRIS1275S ] Asking: $17k


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.


2020 – 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 ’65 Mk1 Mini!)

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

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