1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721

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Lot 32
1966 Austin Mini Cooper
Registration no. HAY 571D Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721

Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 31,976) inc. premium
1966 Austin Mini Cooper
Registration no. HAY 571D
Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
Odometer reading: 33,600
MOT Expiry: N/A

*Immaculate 1960s Mini
*UK car with large history file
*Car shown at events, including 50 years of the Mini Cooper


Introduced in 1959, the Austin Mini soon became an icon of 1960s British popular culture. The example shown here, a 1966 Austin Mini Cooper with the 998cc engine, was a later vehicle manufactured towards the end of the run in April 1966 for the UK market. The car was specified in the de-luxe trim to include a factory heater. Sold new via Lathams of Leicester, the car stayed local to Northampton until 2006. Between 1987-2005 the car was owned by John's Motors in Fosters Booth, Northampton. Established in 1963 the company has been run for many years by the founders son, well known historic single seater racer Jon Millicevic. Jon is well known for winning in superbly self-prepared cars. Whilst in his care he changed the colour of the car from the original white with a black roof (as described on the Heritage Certificate on file) to the current livery of fiesta yellow and white roof. In 2005 he sold it to Edward Bishop, Managing Director of Connaught Racing Cars. He kept the car for 18 months before selling to the next owner who undertook substantial work, ending in the car being sent to a rolling road (results on file). After buying the car in 2011, the current owner continued to take the car to the potential concours winning level it presents itself in today. The car has been shown at Autolegends, Goodwood's celebration of 50 years of the Mini Cooper, and the Festival Italia celebrating The Italian Job as well as the car being a regular visitor to Goodwood's Sunday breakfast meets. So whether you want to enter Concours events, have a great car to go to Goodwood Revival or simply have that Mini Cooper you have always promised yourself, you will not find a better example.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 94/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 25/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 14/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Seats: 3
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 5

Saleroom notices

1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
1966 Austin Mini Cooper  Chassis no. C-A2S7/873721
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