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1966 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk 1 - Believed Ex-Merseyside Police Car

Lot Number 833

1966 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk 1 - Believed Ex-Merseyside Police Car

1275S previously restored and powered by a Downton 970S unit.

  • Sold for: £19,688

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 30th September | 11.00am BST
  • BODY COLOUR
    White and Black
  • DRIVE
    RHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    EFE 147D
  • ODOMETER READING
    29809 Miles

SUMMARY

1275S previously restored and powered by a Downton 970S unit.

DESCRIPTION

  • According to the accompanying Heritage Certificate, this Austin Mini Cooper S (1,275cc) is a right-hand drive, home-market, single tank car finished in Police White with Tartan Red and Gold Brocade trim
  • Built on 24/11/1966, it was dispatched on 01/10/1966 to Voss Motors Limited of Liverpool, and first registered on 16/10/1966
  • Police White was a particular shade designed to be more reflective at night, so we assume this little Cooper was destined for the Merseyside Police
  • More recently, we understand that the car was previously re-shelled as the original bodywork had rotted away and was replaced with a slightly earlier shell
  • The engine was also replaced with a desirable Downton-tuned 970S unit. The only other obvious variation from the original spec is a Moto-Lita woodrim and reclining front seats but they are correctly trimmed in Tartan Red and Gold Brocade
  • Very recent attention (August 2023) includes new clutch master and slave cylinders, new solenoid and carburettors cleaned 
  • The history file contains 18 pages of invoices dating from 1996 showing work carried out over the years, including re-assembling the vehicle after the re-shell, as well as separate parts invoices dating from 1998. Also in the history file are the accompanying Heritage Certificate, old green logbook, previous MOT Certificates and an earlier photograph of the car
  • On offer from long-term current ownership, the car sits well on its silver Minilites and looks good in classic Cooper black and white. With a little bit of time, effort and further detailing, this little S could be taken to the next level, and we feel that it's very sensibly-guided given the potential on offer
 

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
833
Make
AUSTIN
Model
MINI COOPER S MK 1
Registration Number
EFE 147D
MOT Expiry
Exempt
Chassis Number
CA2S7932599
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
White and Black

CONSIGNOR

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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Vehicle History

Remarks

August 2023, the car had £718.80 spent on it at the Village Garage, Upper Boddington (invoice in the file). Worked included replaced clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder - bled clutch and tested-all ok. Found starter solonoid unserviceable - replaced and tested all ok. Drained old fuel from tank - flushed out system as required. Removed carburettors and cleaned out as required. Topped up with fresh fuel and started car. Carried out replacement of battery.


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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 Everyday 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

CONSIGNOR

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