1969 Austin Mini 1000 Cooper

Highlights


  • Beautiful Snowberry White paint with black roof
  • 998cc A series engine
  • Ruggedly simple early Mini design

The Appeal


1967 saw the introduction of the Mk II Mini, which featured a larger rear window than earlier cars as well as a redesigned front grille. It retained many other features such as exposed door hinges and large storage bins in the doors. 

This particular Mini was restored some ten years ago and repainted in its original Snowberry White. This paint remains in great condition and we particularly like the contrasting black roof. 

Inside, the car’s upholstery is very tidy and the interior in general is a very pleasant place to be. This is the kind of car you’d be wanting to drive to the shops whenever possible. 

There aren’t many cars which are the subject of almost universal adoration, but the Mini certainly is one of them. And we think this Cooper is a very fine yet useable example. 

The History and Paperwork


  • First registered 2nd July 1969
  • Eight former keepers
  • MOT valid until October 2023
  • Road Tax and MOT exempt 
  • No MOT advisories
  • Heritage certificate
  • Invoices for parts from Mini Spares and Woolies
  • Two sets of keys
  • Restored around ten years ago
  • Photographs of restoration included

The Interior


  • Black vinyl upholstery in excellent condition
  • Only very minor creasing to front seats
  • Rear seat shows almost no signs of use
  • Black carpets clean and tidy throughout
  • Instrument cluster with temperature and oil pressure gauges
  • All features said to be in working order
  • A tachometer has been added
  • ‘Cooper’ gear knob
  • Large storage bins in doors
  • Door cards well presented 
  • Head lining secure
  • Front seatbelts fitted
  • Rubber overmats in front footwells
  • Boot very clean and tidy, with carpeted floor
  • Full size spare wheel


The Exterior 


  • Snowberry White paintwork in great condition
  • Contrasting black roof
  • ‘Austin Cooper’ badge on bonnet
  • Exposed door hinges
  • Exterior trim very well presented
  • Chrome bumpers show a deep shine, with no obvious pitting or dents
  • No reported blemishes or marks 
  • Body panels appear to be nice and straight
  • MiniLite alloy wheels look very tidy
  • Falken tyres said to retain good tread
  • Underside clean and tidy
  • No reported damage or corrosion underneath


The Mechanics 


  • 998cc A Series engine 
  • Engine bay clean and presentable 
  • The engine has clearly been repainted at some point in fresh BMC green
  • Dynamo still fitted
  • Goodridge braided brake hoses
  • Said to accelerate brilliantly
  • Changes gear well and brakes in a straight line
  • Straight-through exhaust reportedly sounds very good
  • No reported leaks or smoke


Summary


This Mini has evidently been well looked after since its restoration around a decade ago. It remains in a very good state inside and out and the owner tells us that it drives just as well. 

‘60s Minis remain very desirable and we think this here is a great example of one. The white paintwork and black roof work well and if features a very capable 998cc A series engine, a dependable unit which is almost infinitely reparable.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1969
  • Make Austin
  • Colour Snowberry White
  • Odometer 35,106 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Holt
  • Location Norfolk
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
11 bids from 6 bidders
  • edward-•••• £14,250 08/12/22
  • fox.geo•••• £14,000 08/12/22
  • Robmort•••• £13,750 08/12/22
  • dale.re•••• £13,250 08/12/22
  • Ian Fox £12,750 08/12/22
  • fox.geo•••• £12,500 08/12/22
  • Robmort•••• £12,000 08/12/22
  • fox.geo•••• £11,500 07/12/22
  • Robmort•••• £11,000 06/12/22
  • fox.geo•••• £10,500 03/12/22

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