1962 Austin Mini Cooper Mk1 Project

Lot: 288

Sold for (£): 7,500
Offered for sale is a .848L 1962 Austin Mini Cooper manual that has been with the current owner for the last 58 years. Coming with no history file, this lot's condition scores 67 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:


58 years with its only owner and for sale for the first time...                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • This venerable early Mini Cooper was first registered on 16/01/1962 to its one and only owner
  • Originally finished in Almond Green with an Old English White Roof and now presented in red
  • In need of a total restoration. Potential buyers should satisfy themselves as to the extent of the work required
  • Original 997 replaced with a short-stroke 850cc at some point. We understand it runs well
  • Interior needs restoration although the original Dove Grey/Porcelain Green vinyl may well cleanable
  • Around 300,000 miles. The original registration number 150 FOC will remain with the car
  • Still in regular use, "goes like the clappers" and will be driven to the auction
  • Only one owner and a valuable registration, this could well be a worthwhile restoration project
This car was consigned by Richard Greenhalgh. Please feel free to contact Richard on 07948 152921 / richard@classiccarauctions.co.uk


Lot Details

Registration: 150 FOC RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1962 Engine size: .848L
Make: Austin Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Mini Cooper MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: CA257199138

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 67 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Originally Almond Green now hand-painted in red and white. 


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Original 997 replaced with a high-compression, 850 short-stroke with twin SUs


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Running Gear

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Vehicle History


It has a tow-ball fitted which I use mainly to tow trailers, but I used to tow a caravan with it. The Vacuum brake mechanism for that, is still in place.

About the Condition Report

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history