The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414

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Lot 69N
The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell
1964 Morris Mini Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon
£ 50,000 - 60,000
US$ 65,000 - 78,000

Lot Details
The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414 The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell,1964 Morris Mini  Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon  Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414
The ex-Johnny Lundberger, Reine Wisell
1964 Morris Mini Cooper 'S' Competition Saloon
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. KA2S4-L/553414
*Built in period as a racing car by Broadspeed
*Raced in period in the Swedish Championship
*1,293cc competition engine
*Recently rebuilt by an ex-Broadspeed engineer
*Zero miles since the rebuild

Footnotes

  • Considered by automobile historians to be one of the most important and influential designs ever, the Austin/Morris Mini was in production for 40 years and today remains the most enduring icon of the British motor industry.

    To many though - 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, a car that offered a size/price/performance package that was nothing short of miraculous. The Mini Cooper soon established its credentials as a rally and race winner, and the stage was set for even faster versions. The first of these - the 1,071cc Mini Cooper 'S' of 1963 - took engine development a stage further and provided the basis for the 971 'S' and 1275 'S' of 1964. The ultimate Mini of its day, the 1275 'S' pumped out 76bhp while remaining exceptionally flexible, and was good for a genuine 100mph - an astonishing performance at the time.

    Originally a 1,275cc model, this Cooper 'S' was converted to 971 'S' specification in 1966 by the famous specialist BMC tuning firm, Broadspeed for the Swedish racing driver Johnny Lundberger in order for the car to run in the Swedish championship, which restricted the class to 1,000cc. When the car was restored in 1983/85 by Lundberger it was fitted with a 1,293cc competition engine built and tested by Richard Longman. since Broadspeed was no longer in business by this time. The Mini Cooper then competed in the 1990 FIA Historic Touring Group 2 Championship with the original driver, Johnny Lundberger, and former Swedish Formula 3 Champion and Formula 1 star, Reine Wisell. Good results were achieved, including 1st at the Nürburgring and other venues.

    The engine and transmission have since been rebuilt after its long sabbatical by one of the original Broadspeed engineers, Mike Kenney. Therefore it was deemed appropriate to paint the power unit in the original blue colour, and it now sports an original and very rare blue Broadspeed badge. Displacing 1,293cc, the engine incorporates a steel crankshaft and con-rods; 12:1 competition pistons; '649' type camshaft; ported, big-valve cylinder head; and twin 1½" SU HS4 carburettors. A maximum output of 113bhp at 7,775rpm is claimed. Power reaches the wheels via a straight-cut close-ratio gearbox incorporating a competition CW/P and limited-slip differential. The suspension runs Formula 1 type Koni dampers and is to Broadspeed specification. The fuel system retains the original twin tanks. Zero miles have been covered since the rebuild, and the car will be fully checked by specialists prior to the auction.
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