1968-Austin-MINI-COOPER-MARK I-Super Deluxe-Right Hand Drive
- Make: Mini
- Model: Classic Mini
- SubModel: Super Deluxe
- Type: 2-Door saloon/sedan
- Trim: MARK 1 Super Deluxe
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 9,332
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: 998
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: Front Wheel Drive
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Right-hand drive
- Safety options: Front Disk brakes
- Options: Blue tooth amp and speakers
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1968 Mini Classic Mini MARK 1 Super Deluxe
Up for bid is a RARE Right Hand Drive 1968 Austin Mini MK I with original 998cc motor built September at the Longbridge Austin Plant with 09332 miles.The Hydrolastic suspensionwas removed, replaced with new Adjustable Shock and Cone Suspension system and New Front Disk Brakes.
The body kit and 10" tires gives this Mini that cool low profile look.
In 1968 there was not radio's in Mini's. So i installed a Bluetooth Mini amp with speakers.
1959 Through September 1969 – English Built
The general format for these early cars is:
First position (“A” in the above example):
A = Austin (other than Cooper and S)
C = Austin Cooper or Austin Cooper S
K = Morris Cooper or Cooper S
R = Riley
W = Wolseley
Second position (also “A” in the above example):
= A series engine. Any standard Mini engine for the period:
970cc Cooper S
998cc Cooper and non-Cooper
1071cc Cooper S
1275cc Cooper S
Third position(s) (“2S” in the above example):
= Body type:
2S = 2-door saloon/sedan. Caution: bureaucratic bungles often interpret this as 25 (twenty-five)
B = Moke (“Buckboard”!)
U = Pick-up. Caution: U and V can be mistaken one for the other.
V = Panel van. Caution: U and V can be mistaken one for the other.
W = Estate (with or without wood). Officially, “Dual-purpose”
Fourth position (“7” in the above example):
= Series of Austin, or Morris, etc.:
1 = Mk I Riley Elf, Wolseley Hornet, and Austin/Morris Moke
2 = Mk II Riley Elf or Wolseley Hornet
3 = Mk III Riley Elf or Wolseley Hornet
4 = Mk I Morris
6 = Mk II Morris
7 = Mk I Austin
B = Mk II Austin
Fifth position (“L” in the above example):
D = De-Luxe.
L = Left hand drive. Right hand drive was not designated
S = Super De-Luxe
Number positions (“###” in the above example):
= The sequential build number:
The first car at Longbridge was number 101, as was the first at Cowley. From then on, each factory continued with their own number sequence regardless of the model; e.g., Saloon, Van, etc. In other words, each model did not start at 101 and maintain its own sequence. Saloons and Vans, etc., are mixed in the number sequence along with the Cooper and Cooper S models.
The number sequence was into seven digits, #######, by the end of September 1969.
Last position (“A” in the above example):
= Assembly plant. Officially, “Internal Use Only”
This seems to be used inconsistently on English built cars and it is understood that the car was built at the “normal” factory if the letter is left off; e.g., an Austin, Riley or Wolseley at Longbridge may or may not have an A after the sequence number.
Yes, there were Austin Minis built at the Morris plant in Cowley and Morris Minis built at the Austin plant in Longbridge.
Note that all English built Cooper and Cooper S models (Austin and Morris) as well as Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet models were built at the Longbridge, Austin plant.
A = Longbridge
M = Cowley
A-A2S7-123456 (or A-A2S7-123456A)
A right hand drive, Mk I, Austin Mini Saloon built at Longbridge
M-A2S6-1234567 (or M-A2S6-1234567M)
A right hand drive, Mk II, Morris Mini Saloon built at Cowley
A left hand drive, Mk I, Austin Cooper or Cooper S
A right hand drive, Mk II, Riley Elf
A left hand drive, Austin Moke
A right hand drive, Mk I Morris Pick-up