1964' Morris Mini Cooper
Offered for sale at auction on 20th April at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, KT10 9AJ
A more powerful Mini Cooper, dubbed the "S", was developed and released in 1963. Featuring a 1071 cc engine with a 70.61 mm bore and nitrided steel crankshaft and strengthened bottom end to allow further tuning; and larger servo-assisted disc brakes, 4,030 Cooper S cars were produced and sold until the model was updated in August 1964. Cooper also produced two S models specifically for circuit racing in the under 1,000 cc and under 1,300 cc classes respectively, rated at 970 cc and a 1,275 cc, both had a 70.61 mm bore and both were also offered to the public. The smaller-engine model was not well received, and only 963 had been built when the model was discontinued in 1965. The 1,275 cc Cooper S models continued in production until 1971.
This example is a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S 970cc which has been fitted with a rebuilt 1071cc Cooper S engine. The vendor states that this delightful car is in outstanding condition, and that it drives very well. The car is fitted with all the correct period bits and pieces, including twin fuel tanks. A new interior from Newton Commercial finishes off a 'ground up' restoration recently carried out. The car comes with a V5C registration document and a Heritage Certificate to confirm its authenticity.
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- 28 марта 2021