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Highlights

  • Fully restored to original specifications
  • British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate confirming matching numbers
  • Only 3 owners from new
  • Recently completed full inspection and service
  • Currently registered in Denmark

The Appeal


In 1961, John Cooper - after much debate with Alec Issigonis - managed to realise his dream of producing a 'Performance Mini' - the Mini Cooper. To say it was a smash hit is an understatement - the car was built in only 1,000 units, intended for Group 2 Rally Racing, and quickly gained an impressive record as a rally racer. It's little wonder, then, that more were quick to follow - the more powerful 'Mini Cooper S' was born. 

The Morris Mini Cooper S first hit the market in March 1963, with a still relatively modest 1071cc A-Series engine - but by now, the Cooper S's success was already assured, and had soon set up a new way of life for Issigonis's masterpiece. By 1965, two more sports models had joined the fray - the smaller 970cc Mini Cooper S, and this beauty - the 1275cc Mini Cooper S. Naturally, the 1275cc was the biggest success of the Coopers, and quickly dominated the scene. 

With its 1,275 cc engine, twin HS2 SU carburettors, and 7-inch disc brakes, the Cooper S was a formidable competitor in its day, achieving notable success in events like the Monte Carlo Rally. Beyond all else, though, it was fun - the car's agile handling and charming character soon led to drivers becoming fiercely dedicated to their little cars. The Mini earned more applause and affection from driver and audience alike than any of its competitors. It was an icon!

This particular Cooper S stands out due to its meticulous restoration, which we're informed has led to it driving just as well - if not better - than it would have leaving the factory. The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate confirms its matching numbers, build and delivery dates, and original colours and equipment, and following a full inspection and service, we're convinced this remarkable car is in fine fettle for the lucky new owner.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built on 4 December 1964
    • VIN: K-A2S4/553477
    • Engine Number: 9F-SA-Y/31894
    • Body Number: 33926
  • Dispatched to Morris Garage, Aylesbury, UK, on 9 December 1964
  • Only three owners from new
  • Supplied with a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate confirming matching numbers
  • Currently registered in Denmark
  • Full inspection and service recently completed

The Condition

  • Bodywork presents well with no notable defects
  • Attractive period colour scheme with white contrasting roof
  • This is the car's original build colour of Tweed Grey and Old English White
  • Fully repainted in recent years and in fine order
  • Brightwork is nicely presented
  • Wheels and tyres are in good condition
  • Underside is in practically new order, with no signs of corrosion or wear
  • Interior is nicely presented with two-tone leather fitting the car's original build data
  • Upholstery is clean and free of rips or tears
  • Some marks and scuffs visible here and there
  • Morris steering wheel is an original item and carries some signs of wear
  • Controls, switches, and instrumentation function as expected
  • Headlining is in fair order with some staining

The Mechanics

  • 1,275 cc A-Series 4-cylinder engine
  • Manual transmission
  • Twin HS2 SU carburettors
  • 7-inch disc brakes
  • Everything has been overhauled, serviced and inspected
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues
  • Ultimately, this superb example of the Cooper S looks ready to go

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1964
  • Make Morris
  • Model Mini
  • Colour Grey
  • Odometer 33,926 Miles
  • Engine size 1275
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Fyn
  • Location International
  • Country Denmark

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