A Mk2 Mini Cooper in outstanding condition

THE CAR

Here we have a fine example of the increasingly popular original 1968 Mini Cooper. This model is a 998cc twin-carb car and is badged as Austin. Its a great little car to drive, is rust free, and has a high degree of originality. It was restored a few years ago, where it was given an authentic 60’s colour combination of Fiesta Yellow body with White roof and Light Blue interior.

THE ENGINE AND GEARBOX

This Mini has a particularly sweet engine and gearbox. The high compression 998cc 4-cylinder engine has twin 1.1/4 SU carbs and is matched to a 4-speed gearbox. The car starts instantly and settle down to a very smooth tickover. On the road the car is eager and feels quite sprightly to drive, although by modern standards it is not a fast car. The handling and roadholding on the 10″ wheels is still excellent, and can still put many modern cars to shame. The engine pulls strongly and sweetly through the rev range and is very economical to run.

THE INTERIOR

The car has benefited from replacement seats, door cards and carpets and  has a factory-fitted black Webasto-style fold back sunroof. All the instruments and switches work as they should do, and the only non-original addition is a very tasteful wood rim steering wheel.

THE EXTERIOR

The car is painted in Fiesta Yellow with an Old English White roof. The paintwork is excellent. The car has the Cooper reverse rim wheels with chrome hubcaps. A very 60s colour combination. The chrome all round is excellent.

THE HISTORY

This is a matching numbers Mark 2 Austin Mini Cooper  built in June 1968. The supplying dealer was Voss Motors of Liverpool. There has been 5 former keepers in its 50 years and the recorded mileage is 98500 which is believed genuine. The car is tax exempt, and has  an MOT valid to September 2018.

CONCLUSION

This Mini Cooper is a fine example of the very popular classic model, originally tuned by John Cooper, and bearing his name. It has be the subject of a sympathetic older restoration and comes highly recommended for its condition, both bodily and mechanically. There will not be many around in this lovely condition, available with this price tag.

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Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Recorded Mileage: 85,000
  • Engine Size: 998
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Date First Registered: 1968
  • Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: Fiesta Yellow / Old English White
  • Interior Colour: Light Blue
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: No
  • Our Price: £19995
  • Our Grading: 2
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