1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A

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Lot 337
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII

Sold for € 10,350 (US$ 11,759) inc. premium
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII
Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
•Matching chassis and engine
•Present ownership since 1998
•Restored between 1998 and 2000
•Approximately 2,000 kilometres since restoration

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 a lot about tuning BMC's A-Series engine, 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. Enlarged to 997cc and suitably tweaked, the revised A-Series engine easily met its 55bhp target. The extra power endowed the Mini Cooper with an 85mph-plus top speed, and to cope with this increased performance Lockheed developed special 7"-diameter disc brakes for the front wheels. The new car soon established its credentials as a rally and race winner, and the stage was set for even faster versions.

    According to the vendor, this is a completely rust-free car retaining its original bodyshell and engine. Featuring the 998cc engine first introduced in 1964, this Mini was first registered in 1969 and was bought by the present owner in 1998. A 'last nut and bolt' restoration was then commenced that would take two years to complete. Since the restoration's completion, the Mini has covered approximately 2,000 kilometres and has been regularly serviced and maintained. Described by the vendor as in very good condition, the car is offered with Greek registration papers.

    Austin Mini Cooper MkII 1969
    Châssis n° C/A2SB 1254208A

    •Châssis et moteur concordants
    •Un même propriétaire depuis 1998
    •Restaurée entre 1998 et 2000
    •Environ 2 000 km depuis sa restauration

    Chez beaucoup, y compris son concepteur Alec Issigonis, imaginer que la Mini puisse à l'avenir être autre chose qu'un moyen de transport basique vous valait un anathème, et l'idée de version haute performance faisait rire. Mais un individu ne voyait pas les choses ainsi. John Cooper, le constructeur de voitures de course, savait s'y prendre pour gonfler les moteur BMC série A, et l'essai d'un prototype de Mini le convainquit du potentiel sportif de la voiture. Cela déboucha sur la présentation en septembre 1961 de la Mini Cooper, une voiture qui présentait un compromis taille/prix/performances quasi-miraculeux. Porté à 997 cm3 et convenablement affûté, le série A modifié avait facilement atteint son objectif de 55 chevaux. Ce surcroît de puissance permettait à la Mini Cooper d'atteindre un bon 137 km/h, performances qui rendirent nécessaire le développement par Lockheed de freins à disques spéciaux de 178 mm de diamètre pour les roues avant. La nouvelle voiture ne tarda pas à se poser en vainqueur en rallye et en course ; le terrain était prêt pour des versions encore plus rapides.

    Selon son vendeur, celle-ci est totalement exempte de corrosion et possède toujours son moteur et sa caisse d'origine. Cette Mini, qui est équipée du 998 cm3 lancé en 1964, fut immatriculée pour la première fois en 1969, et son propriétaire actuel l'a achetée en 1998. Il a alors entrepris de la restaurer "jusqu'au dernier boulon", ce qui a pris deux ans. Depuis que cette restauration est achevée, elle a parcouru environ 2 000 km et a été régulièrement entretenue. Son vendeur la présente comme étant en excellent état, et elle est proposée avec ses documents d'immatriculation grecs.
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1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
1969 Austin Mini Cooper MkII   Chassis no. C/A2SB 1254208A
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