<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223

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Lot 25
Shown at the 1963 New York Auto
1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON

Sold for US$ 34,650 inc. premium
Shown at the 1963 New York Auto
1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON

Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453
Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223

997cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
55bhp at 6,000rpm
4-Speed Close Ratio Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Dry Rubber Cone Spring Suspension
Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drum Brakes

* Documented as one of two cars for the New York Auto Show in 1963
* Comprehensively restored
* Iconic early Mini Cooper


THE MINI

To many - its designer Alec Issigonis included - the notion that the Mini might have a future as anything other than basic transport was anathema. One man though saw it quite differently - racing car manufacturer John Cooper. A test drive in a prototype Mini convinced him of the car's competition potential. Revising an A-Series engine, enlarged to 997cc and suitably tweaked, it easily met its 55bhp target. The extra power endowed the Mini Cooper with an 95mph-plus top speed, according to contemporary reports in Car and Driver, and to cope with this increased performance Lockheed developed special 7"- diameter disc brakes for the front wheels. Launched in September 1961, and coveted and copied ever since, the Mini Cooper is a true sporting British icon.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A Mini enthusiast of many years, this car was a dream find for its current owner. Its former owner had stumbled across it looking simply for a Cooper project, and found it having been laid up after a minor accident in 1973. At that time, although missing its front valance panel, where its body plate would have been, by supplying the VIN plate and engine numbers to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust the owner was rewarded with the information that chassis C-A2S7-L/365453, as supplied new with engine 9F-SA-H/17223 and body A.O.12748 was "one of two cars for the New York Show".

Dispatched on February, 19, 1963 destined for the New York Coliseum, it was configured to left hand drive North American Export specifications, with a fresh air heater and white wall tires, while its livery was the already popular Tartan Red, with red and gold trim. Its last owner never got around to restoring the car, but it was a project that the current custodian relished and armed with this information, he acquired it and began a comprehensive restoration to return this historic Mini to its former show glory and as you see it today. Along the way a period photo of the Show stand was found, suggesting that the car would have had a black roof, but by this time the white scheme of the Works Rally Cars had already been chosen. A couple of other modifications were also made, Newton Commercial reclining seats being fitted to add comfort and larger 7 1/2 inch front discs to aid stopping.

In fine order and with an interesting pedigree this is a great example of the model.
Contacts
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
<i>Shown at the 1963 New York Auto</i><BR /><B>1963 AUSTIN MINI COOPER MARK 1 SALOON<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. C-A2S7-L/365453<BR />Engine no. 9F-SA-H-17223
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