This 1967 Morris Mini Cooper is a very late Mk1 with a Mk2 Cooper engine. The vendor states that this is a great example of a 1967 Mini Cooper in classic Blue and White, that was lovingly restored by the vendor's late father, a body repair specialist, in the 90s/00s. The chassis number is an original MK1 67, and the engine number is a MK2 1967. Since his passing, the car has been dry stored in a lock-up garage for the last 10+ years. A renovation specialist has done a little work every 5 years or so to keep things ticking over and MoT roadworthy.
The bodywork is described as being generally good, but it has previously had cover sills welded on as opposed to the factory style 4.5” vented type, and these may require attention in the future. Other points to note are that the jacking points have plates welded, the boot board supports have all been pop riveted on as opposed to factory spot welded, the bumpers are missing the overrider bars, and purists will undoubtedly take offence at the bee sting aerial! The paintwork has dust-like blisters in places on the bonnet, roof and boot lid. There is a small chip to the paint finish on the driver's door closer and rust blisters beneath the paint on the roof in 3 places about 1-2cm in size.
The engine is described as good, and the cylinder head was changed to use unleaded petrol. The interior is good, the doors and rear seats are in the vinyl gold brocade trim, the front seats are plain grey, probably sourced from an 850. The transmission/gearbox is good to very good, with a smooth gear change. The history is moderate, but the V5 shows ownership going back 35 years, with date of first registration of 1967 and acquisition in 1985. There is an MoT certificate from 2002 & 2009, and receipts for the maintenance in 2013 and 2021. The electrics are good, though petrol gauge is not showing correct fuel levels.
Great fun to drive with the classic Mini Cooper roar and fitted with period Cosmic alloy wheels.
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