1963 Morris Mini Cooper 1071 “S” Mk 1 Monte Carlo Rally Spec for sale in London RHD
Designed by the creative genius Alec Issigonis, the famous Mini was originally marketed under two different brand names: Austin and Morris. The Cooper version appeared in 1961, owing its name to the engine tuning by John Cooper, who had won the World Championship with his Formula 1 cars in 1959 and 1960. Aimed primarily at the competition market, the S was soon a very familiar sight on the race tracks and with the rallying fraternity.
Our Mini Cooper S was delivered new to Loxhams Morris Services, Lancashire in July 1963, as stated on the British Motor Industry Heritage certificate that accompanies the car. This fantastic Cooper S has been totally restored without regards to cost to Monte-Carlo Rally specs. Finished in Tartan Red with Old English White roof this Cooper S looks amazing in period correct colours and beautifully crafted works to achieve the very accurate period rally specification. A short list of the spec is as follows:-
- Matching numbers
- Supplied with British Motor Industry Heritage certificate
- High spec mechanical overhaul and upgrades
- Downton tuned
- Roll cage
- Sump guard
- roof rack with twin spares.
- Driving lamps
- Roof mounted spotlight
- Boot mounted spotlight
- Fire extinguisher
- Bucket seats
- Full harnesses
- Leather steering wheel
- Halda Twinmaster
- Stop watches
- Extra gauges
- Flared arches etc, etc, etc,
Please telephone for full details.
Accompanying the car is a history file containing the original owners handbook, original vehicle registration document, an original ‘BMC Special Tuning for the Mini Cooper S’ booklet and numerous invoices documenting works carried out.
Despite being fifty-three years old a normal Cooper S is still quick enough to keep up with modern traffic, this car with its Rally spec takes it to a whole new level, you will just want to keep driving!
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.