1966 Austin Mini Cooper "S" Mk 1 Extraordinary $31,000 Plus Restoration

Price: US $49,500.00 Item location: Sarasota, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mini
  • Model: Classic Mini
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 23,488
  • VIN: CA257L931908
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1966 Mini Classic Mini

RECORD ACCORDING TO BRITISH HERITAGE TRUST CERTIFICATE.
THIS RARE 1966 AUSTIN MINI COOPER 'S' WAS IN PRODUCTION FROM 14 FEBRUARY 1964 TO 11 SEPTEMBER 1967.
THIS IS ONE OF 1,673 BUILT IN 1966. LESS THAN HALF WERE EXPORTED, THE CHASSIS NUMBER IS C-A2S7-L/931908.
THIS CAR BUILT ON 26 SEPTEMBER 1966 WAS A PERSONAL EXPORT DELIVERY MEANING THAT AN INDIVIDUAL DIRECTLY PURCHASED THE CAR
FROM THE LONGBRIDGE FACTORY.
THE ORIGINAL COLORS WERE TARTAN RED AND BLACK. THE OPTIONS INCLUDED TWIN FUEL TANKS, UMP GUARD, IL COOLER,
LAMINATED WINDSCREEN AND FRESH AIR HEATER.
EARLY HISTORY IN THE USA.
THE CAR WAS BELIEVED FIRST TITLED AND REGISTERED IN THE STATE OF IOWA, ERTAINLY AT THE LATEST BY 1970 AS A STATE OF IOWA REGISTRATION RECEIPT SHOWS.
THE OWNER WAS A MR OWEN ARTHUR 'JOE' HOADLEY. JOE GOT MARRIED TO BILLIE JOAN MONTAGUE ON JANUARY 30 1966. IT IS MOST LIKELY HE WAS THE FIRST OWNER,
MAYBE THE 'S' WAS A BELATED WEDDING PRESENT ? IN ANY CASE IT MUST HAVE BEEN AN AMAZING SIGHT IN CEDAR RAPIDS, OWA
SURROUNDED BY THE LARGE CHROMED AMERICAN AUTOMOBILES OF THE TIME.
RECORDS SHOW THAT JOE OWNED THE CAR AT LEAST THROUGH 1971 AS EVIDENCED BY ANOTHER IOWA REGISTRATION RECEIPT.
JOE AND BILLIE JOAN PASSED AWAY WITHIN A YEAR OF EACH OTHER IN 1999/2000
BODY RESTORATION
THE COOPER 'S' WAS LOST IN THE MISTS OF TIME FOR THREE DECADES AND THE NEXT RECORD IS FOR 2003 IN THE CARE OF RESTORATION SPECIALISTS
XKS UNLIMITED OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, A. FROM THE VOLUMINOUS AND COMPREHENSIVE RECEIPTS IT APPEARS THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY REBUILT, AINTED AND REASSEMBLED
USING TRUSTED SOURCES FOR ALL PARTS IN THE DELIGHTFUL COLOR COMBINATION OF BRITISH RACING GREEN AND IVORY WE SEE TODAY.
XKS UNLIMITED DID A TERRIFIC JOB AND THE 'S' LOOKS FACTORY FRESH. THE BODY IS AS NEW WITH EXCELLENT FIT AND FINISH. PAINT IS GORGEOUS.
THE INTERIOR VINYL IS PIPED IN GREEN WITH DOVE GREY, ARPET IS GREEN. THE WHOLE IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH NO WEAR ON SEATING SURFACES.
INVOICES OF OVER $11,000 IN PARTS ALONE REFLECT THE THOROUGHNESS OF XJS UNLIMITED'S SKILL.
MECHANICAL RESTORATION
NEXT THE ENGINE AND MECHANICS WERE UPGRADED TO HIGH ROAD PERFORMANCE STANDARDS BY RENOWNED MINI SPECIALISTS HERITAGE AUTO OF COSTA MESA,CA.
THE ORIGINAL 1275 CC ENGINE WAS CHANGED TO A NEW 1430 CC ENGINE. THIS IS WAS MODIFIED BY USING A SPECIAL ALUMINUM CYLINDER HEAD WITH ARP FASTENERS, EGA PISTONS,
SP 286 CAMSHAFT ETC ETC AT A COST OF OVER $6500. ALL DOCUMENTED. THE ORIGINAL 4 SPEED GEARBOX WAS CHANGED TO A 5 SPEED "JACK KNIGHT" GEARBOX AT A COST OF OVER $3250. THE COMBINATION RESULTSIN THRILLING PERFORMANCE EASILY ABLE TO KEEP PACE WITH MODERN TRAFFIC. THE MILEAGE ON COMPLETION WAS 20,792.
INVOICES OF OVER $9,787 ATTEST TO THE COMPREHENSIVE MECHANICAL ENHANCEMENTS BY HERITAGE AUTO FOR TODAY'S DRIVING CONDITIONS
FEATURES OF A GENUINE COOPER S
APART FROM CHASSIS NUMBER INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
TWIN HS2 CARBURETTORS
120 MPH SPEEDOMETER
TWO GEAR LEVER HOLES, RONT HOLE FOR STANDARD MINI MADE AS PART OF THE FLOOR PAN PRESSING, EAR FOR "S" AS SHOWN IN PHOTO
CHROME TRIM TO OPENING REAR WINDOWS
EXTERNAL DOOR HINGES
SPOT WELDED BOOT FLOOR BRACKET
RH SIDE FUEL TANK VENT PIPE HELD IN PLACE BY SPOT WELDED CLIPS
7.5 INCH FRONT DISC BRAKES
TWIN FUEL TANKS WITH FACTORY HOLES FOR FUEL FILLER PIPE
ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP SITED ON REAR SUB FRAME
3 IN1 EXHAUST MANIFOLD
THESE ITEMS ARE PRESENT ON THIS CAR.
A SECOND TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE
SUBSEQUENTLY C-A2S7-L/931908 WAS ACQUIRED BY A RENOWNED DUTCH COLLECTOR AND BROKER, NICO AALDERING, RUMMEN, L.
BY DECEMBER 201, HE ODOMETER READ 23,116 MILES. ONLY 2,324 MILES HAD BEEN ADDED IN 6 YEARS.
A THIRD TRANSATLANTIC VOYAGE
NOW WITH 2 TRANSATLANTIC CROSSINGS TO IT'S CREDIT THE COOPER 'S' EMBARKED ON YET ANOTHER ATLANTIC CROSSING WHEN I PURCHASED THE CAR IN JANUARY 2013,
THIS TIME THE DESTINATION WAS FLORIDA. ALL FEDERAL, USTOMS AND STATE TAXES PAID, HE COOPER "S" WAS TITLED IN FLORIDA ON 08/22/2013. WITH 23,129 MILES ON THE ODOMETER.
SUBSEQUENT WORK
IN MY OWNERSHIP THE COOPER 'S' HAS UNDERGONE FURTHER WORK AND REFRESHING INCLUDING
TWO COMPLETE FLUID SERVICES AND FILTERS
NEW RADIATOR, OOLANT HOSES AND 12 BLADE PLASTIC FAN
TUNING THE MIGHTY TWIN 1 1/2 INCH SU CARBURETTORS BY TWIN CAM SPORTSCARS, ARASOTA,FL
FITTING A PERIOD CORRECT "MOTO- LITA" STEERING WHEEL AT A COST OF OVER $700
SOURCING A CORRECT HORN BUTTON
FITTING CORRECT REPLACEMENT TWIN FUEL TANKS WITH ASSOCIATED FUEL LINES FROM THE UK AT A COST OF OVER $1,100.
DETAILED SERVICE AND CHECK BY TWIN CAM SPORTSCARS, N PREPARATION FOR SALE. INCLUDING WHEEL ALIGNMENT, RAKE AND CLUTCH FLUID FLUSH AND NEW FLUID
TIMING,VALVE AND CLUTCH ADJUSTMENT.
30 HOUR PROFESSIONAL DETAIL.
OTHER FEATURES
SOME OTHER FEATURES OF THIS EXCEPTIONAL CAR INCLUDE
PERIOD CORRECT MAGNESIUM MINI-LITE WHEELS
YOKOHAMA A-008 TIRES IN VERY GOOD CONDITION
INSTRUMENT PANEL NICELY INCORPORATES TACHOMETER GAUGE AND TWIN OIL PRESSURE/WATER TEMPERATURE GAUGE ON EITHER SIDE OF SPEEDOMETER.
ALL GAUGES WORK
INTERIOR SEAT UPHOLSTERY SOURCED FROM NEWTON, NGLAND WITH FRONT SPORT SEATS FITTED WITH ADJUSTABLE RECLINING BACKREST.
DOVE GREY AND GREEN AN ORIGINAL AVAILABLE COLOR.
TWIN "ASTON" RACING STYLE FUEL FILLER TANK CAPS
DRIVING EXPERIENCE
THIS COOPER "S" IS THAT RARE CAR WHICH BRINGS BACK IN FULL MEASURE THE GLORY DAYS OF POST WORLD WAR TWO RACING, RIVING AND TOURING.
THE IMMEDIACY OF THE CONTROLS, HE DEEP INTAKE ROAR OF THE TWIN SU'S, HE SHARP GO KART LIKE HANDLING AND PERFORMANCE TO MATCH MAKE THIS CAR
A RARE FIND, OUPLED WITH A BUDGET BLOWING RESTORATION IT IS AN EXCEPTIONAL AUTOMOBILE EXPERIENCE.
THE CAR IS SOLD AS IS, ITH 23,488 MILES SHOWN.
NO WARRANTY GIVEN OR IMPLIED. HISTORY AND RESTORATION COSTS CAN BE VERIFIED BY DOCUMENTS AND INVOICES IN OWNER'S POSSESSION.