The Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper debuted in September 1961.
The 848 cc (51.7 cu in) engine from the Morris Mini-Minor was given a longer stroke to increase capacity to 997 cc (60.8 cu in) increasing power from 34 to 55 bhp (25 to 41 kW). The car featured a race-tuned engine, twin SU carburettors, a closer-ratio gearbox and front disc brakes, uncommon at the time in a small car. One thousand units of this version were commissioned by management, intended for and designed to meet the homologation rules of Group 2 rally racing. The 997 cc engine was replaced by a shorter stroke 998 cc unit in 1964. In 1962, Rhodesian John Love became the first non-British racing driver to win the British Saloon Car Championship driving a Mini Cooper. Min Coopers have continued in competition ever since
Sales of the Mini Cooper were, :64,000 Mark I Coopers with 997 cc or 998 cc engines;
First registered as OLB 697E in April 1967, this Cooper formed the basis formed the basis for a restoration project in the late 1990’s resulting in the conversion of a road going original Cooper to a car equipped for Historic Rallies by the Allbon family, who ultimately took part in the Monte Carlo Classic Rally.
The body shell was completed stripped and panel replaced, a replacement 998 engine was sourced and rebuilt, the detail of which is provided in the history file
The interior was fitted with a full-length dash, with additional instruments, a Halda Speed Pilot and Heuer stop watches, Cobra sports seats, twin fuel tanks, rear spot light,
In excellent restored condition, restored as Historic Rally Cooper, with period instruments. Original pattern interior and Cobra competition seats
Mechanically the car is excellent restored condition, full details of the engine rebuild and specification can be found within the history file, with further details to follow.
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This little Mini Cooper is finished in Tartan Red with Snowberry White roof.
It was owned buy the previous owner for 14 years and during that time it was subject to a complete nut and bolt restoration.....
Fully restored over a three year period on behalf of and by it's then owner, a retired aircraft engineer. On completion, the car was sold to a new owner in 2016. It comes complete with photographic.....
1966 MORRIS COOPER S MK2 ORIGINAL ITALIAN CAR
MODEL COOPER S MK2
PRICE EURO ON REQUEST
CHASSIS N. 767696
CAPACITY 1275 CC
KM SHOWN 54000