1964 Morris Mini Cooper 970 'S'

Lot: 515

Sold for (£): 41,070
Offered for sale is a .970L 1964 Morris Mini Cooper 970 S manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 116 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A very rare 970 S matching numbers and a Heritage Certificate...

  • Dating from 02/10/1964 and despatched to BMC Dealers Marshalsea Bros of Taunton
  • Complete bare-metal restoration by marque guru Fred Walters. Very little use since
  • Superbly finished in its original Surf Blue (BU35) and Old English White (WT3)
  • Fitted with a set of Vortz Rose Petal wheels with Dunlop SP Sport P7s
  • Interior fully restored in, period-correct, Powder Blue/Gold Brocade Grey
  • Only 965 of these Homologation specials were built and less than 60 survive today
  • Complete with its Heritage Certificate confirming matching numbers, this is an important car




Lot Details

Registration: JHR 577B RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1964 Engine size: .970L
Make: Morris Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Mini Cooper 970 S MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: K-A2S4/550662

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 116 / 135


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Vehicle History


In March 1964 a pair of Cooper S variants appeared - the 970S and the 1275S. The 970S was a homologation special, using a shorter block than the 1071S. It was designed to compete in the 1.0-litre category and used a shorter stroke than the 1071S to attain 65bhp and because it had a larger bore than the 997 and 998cc Mini Coopers, the 970S could use larger valves. Around 965 were built in total.


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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