1969 Morris Mini Cooper

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  • Comprehensively rebuilt engine and gearbox in 2019
  • Entirely resprayed in Tartan Red in 2019
  • Sunvisors signed by Paddy Hopkirk and Jon Cooper's son
  • Interior updated with new Cobra seats, carpets, and door cards in 2019
  • Documented with a folder of receipts and Heritage certificate

The Appeal

This 1969 Morris Mini Cooper, resplendent in a Tartan Red finish, is a meticulously maintained example of one of Britain's most iconic vehicles.

At the heart of the Mini's enduring appeal lies its winning combination of compact dimensions, cheeky character, and go-kart-like handling. This Cooper model takes that appeal a step further with its stronger engine and sporty accents, which made it a giant-killer in the 1960s world of rallying.

However, this particular Mini Cooper stands out even further. Its engine and gearbox have seen a comprehensive rebuild, and it enjoys numerous interior upgrades including new Cobra seats, carpets, and door cards. More uniquely, it has sunvisors signed by Paddy Hopkirk and Jon Cooper's son!

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1969
  • The DVLA records 7 previous owners
  • In current ownership since 2018
  • Engine and gearbox underwent a comprehensive rebuild in 2019 costing just under £4,000
  • The Mini was resprayed in Tartan Red in the same year
  • New Cobra seats, carpets, and door cards were also fitted in 2019
  • Currently indicates 31,666 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Sadly we can't authenticate this as a true mileage
  • MOT exempt and last tested in 2017
  • A folder of receipts is included in the sale
  • The vehicle comes with a Heritage certificate
  • The vehicle has been dry stored during the current ownership

The Condition

  • The bodywork is in good condition, with a respray undertaken in 2019
  • The underside of the vehicle is in good condition
  • There is evidence of good standard welding to the sills
  • A crack of paint by the driver's door and next to the Webasto roof slider is noted
  • New window rubbers installed when the vehicle was repainted
  • Chromework looks in good order with light wear
  • Car is sat atop a contrasting Cooper S wheelset with Falken tyres
  • The interior has been updated with new Cobra seats, carpets, and door cards
  • The sun visors are signed by Paddy Hopkirk and Jon Cooper's son
  • Secure seat belts were replaced recently

The Mechanics

  • 998cc A-Series powerplant
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • The engine and gearbox had a full rebuild in 2019
  • Front brake discs and pads replaced recently
  • The vehicle has retained its original hydrolastic suspension
  • The vehicle is fitted with a sports steering wheel
  • The vehicle is equipped with a centre upsweep exhaust
  • The vehicle starts and runs well and is reported to handle corners excellently due to its Cooper S wheels

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1969
  • Make Morris
  • Model Mini Cooper
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 31,666 Miles
  • Engine size 998
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Highbridge
  • Location Somerset
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
16 bids
  • da•••• £12,000 29/11/23
  • ba•••• £9,750 29/11/23
  • da•••• £9,500 29/11/23
  • ba•••• £9,250 29/11/23
  • al•••• £9,000 29/11/23
  • ba•••• £8,750 29/11/23
  • Ir•••• £8,500 29/11/23
  • ba•••• £8,250 29/11/23
  • Pe•••• £8,000 28/11/23
  • ch•••• £5,555 28/11/23
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