1965 Austin Mini Competition Saloon to 'Cooper S' specification  Chassis no. AA2S7S695531
Lot 342
1965 Austin Mini Competition Saloon to 'Cooper S' specification
Registration no. COB 893C Chassis no. AA2S7S695531
Sold for £34,500 (US$ 46,114) inc. premium

Lot Details
1965 Austin Mini Competition Saloon to 'Cooper S' specification  Chassis no. AA2S7S695531 1965 Austin Mini Competition Saloon to 'Cooper S' specification  Chassis no. AA2S7S695531 1965 Austin Mini Competition Saloon to 'Cooper S' specification  Chassis no. AA2S7S695531 1965 Austin Mini Competition Saloon to 'Cooper S' specification  Chassis no. AA2S7S695531
1965 Austin Mini Competition Saloon to 'Cooper S' specification
Registration no. COB 893C
Chassis no. AA2S7S695531

Footnotes

  • To many - its designer Alec Issigonis included - the notion that the Mini might have a future as anything other than basic transport was anathema, and the idea of a high-performance version was laughable. One man though, saw it quite differently. Racing car manufacturer John Cooper already knew quite a bit about tuning BMC's A-Series engine - he was running the company's Formula Junior effort at the time - and a test drive in a prototype Mini convinced him of the car's competition potential. The result, launched in September 1961, was the Mini Cooper. Its prodigious roadholding and excellent power-to-weight ratio enabled the Mini Cooper to compete successfully with larger-capacity rivals, and on tight twisting circuits the car was often a candidate for outright victory. Indeed, Warwick Banks won the European Saloon Car Championship outright in 1964 driving Ken Tyrell's Mini Cooper. Spectators everywhere delighted in the spectacular, sideways cornering style adopted by the car's main protagonists, and the Mini's supreme driveability and user-friendliness have kept it in the forefront of historic saloon car racing ever since.

    Badged as a Morris, this well-known Austin Mini competition saloon has been raced very successfully in various historic series, achieving many class wins and several overall victories. The related cups and trophies come with the car. Raced by the vendor at Brands Hatch on 7th September this year, 'COB 893C' won its class, came 2nd overall and set the fastest lap of the race with a time of 58.7s (anything under 1 minute in a FIA-specification Mini is pretty good). This time would have put the car on the front row of the grid for the all-Mini race at the Mini Festival in May.

    The car has recently been refurbished and upgraded by Gerald Dale Motorsport, while the seat, seatbelts and fire extinguisher are all in date code. It is fitted with a welded-in Custom Cage costing over £2,000, a device far superior to the £500 bolt-in cages. A desirable Swiftune 1,293cc engine is fitted (they now cost £21,000+VAT) which has done only the Brands Hatch race since being rebuilt. The exhaust system is a Maniflow and the shocks are Koni.

    The car has a V5 registration document and FIA papers, which in common with all papers issued before 2009 need the formality of renewing, though we are advised that few series actually require them.
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