1968 Austin Mini Cooper 998cc

Lot: 204

Sold for (£): 11,988
Offered for sale is a 0.998L 1968 Austin Mini Cooper manual that has been with the current owner for the last 9 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 97 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Smart, original Mk2 sympathetically restored ten years ago...


  • Subject to a bare metal restoration with a new wiring loom around 10 years ago
  • Refinished in its original colours of Sandy Beige and Snowberry White with a Mk1 grille
  • Fitted with an alternator, servo,  bucket seats, and Minilite-style alloys with 165/70 tyres
  • Improvements include a rear roll cage, 4-pot front calipers, Cooper "S" discs, and "Hi-Lo" suspension 
  • The indicated mileage of 50,307 appears to be corroborated by historic MOT Certificates
  • Detailed history file including restoration photos, invoices, handbooks and a Heritage Certificate


Lot Details

Registration: SHV 937F RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 0.998L
Make: Austin Odometer reading (miles): 50307
Model: Mini Cooper MOT expiry: 2019-09-02
Warranted: No Chassis number: CA2SB/1102844A

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 97 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Restored about 10 years ago with a bare shell respray. There are some photographs of the restoration with the car. A few rust spots in roof gutter. Some areas of faded paint


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Front bucket seats are nearly new. Other trim is in sound condition.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Engine is reliable but has not been overhauled in our ownership. New carburettors have been fitted.


Gears: Drive-shaft:


No known problems.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Front brakes upgraded to 4-pot calipers with Cooper-S discs. Adjustable height suspension units front and rear. Front swivels and CV joints renewed. Fitted with Minilite wheels with 165/70 tyres.


Minor: Major:


The car had a new wiring loom fitted in 2013. Generator changed to alternator by previous owner.

Vehicle History


From 9-year ownership. Detailed history file including restoration photos, invoices, handbooks and a Heritage Certificate.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
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