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Lot No. 288 - 1962 Austin Mini Cooper Mk1 Project

Sold for: £7,500

  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  
Details Specification Condition Report
Year of manufacture:
1962
Make:
Austin
Chassis number:
CA257199138
Engine capacity:
.848
Body colour:
Red
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
150 FOC
Model:
Mini Cooper
Engine number:
8AMUH409101

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

67 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

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Remarks

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

Interior

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Engine

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Remarks

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

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Vehicle History

Remarks

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.

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