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Lot 221: Austin Mini Cooper MKI

Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend, Coys (14 July 2012)

Few cars in competition have fuelled the imagination like the giant-killing Mini Cooper, whoe combination of diminutive size, outstanding road holding and punchy power often running rings around the opposition.

Following the original 997cc Mini Cooper's launch in July 1961, Pat Moss gave due warning of the car's potential by winning the 1961 Tulip Rally on only the car's second outing, and the following year John Love won the British Saloon Car Championship.

Further success was quickly demonstrated by Rauno Aaltonen's outright win on the 1963 Alpine Rally, followed by Paddy Hopkirk's 1st place overall on the Monte Carlo, 3rd on the Tour de France and 4th on the RAC.

With only three keepers from new, this 1962 Cooper is described as being in good condition throughout and boasts Cooper 'S' brakes and sits on new Minilite style alloys and has a 998cc engine fitted. Resplendent in green with a contrasting white roof and matching green and grey interior and comes complete with V5C, MoT test certificate and road fund licence valid until September.

A true treat for anyone who appreciates iconic British design and offered at a sensible reserve, this car is the most fun you can have whilst fully clothed.

Lot Details
Auction Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
Lot Number221
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£7670
Condition rating3
Registration number273 YUK
Chassis numberC-A257-254753
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2