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Morris Mini Cooper 970 'S'

Advert ID: 39048 To Be Auctioned

Advert Began: Jun 20, 2017, 19:07
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We all know about the iconic Mini introduced so successfully back in 1959. However, specialist knowledge on the rarer Cooper and Cooper 'S' performance derivatives is harder to come by. One of the rarest of all time is the 970 S derivative of the Cooper S of which less than a thousand were ever produced. So, today, an original car with matching numbers throughout is both highly unusual and extremely collectible.....
Have a peruse below at this amazing cars specification;

Date built 23 November 1964
Date dispatched 3 December 1964
First Registration January 1965
Colour Tweed Grey with Old English White Roof (as it is today)
Original chassis Number K-A2S4/550846
Original engine Number 9F-SA-X/29746

Engine updated by AMAC Engineering , renowned Motorsport engineers in North Yorkshire which now gives 60bhp at front wheels which equates to approx 95bhp at flywheel.
Engine has 649 cam, with lightened flywheel and built to rev to 7500 RPM. It has improved oil pickup with baffles to prevent oil surge and all invoices relating to work done are included with the paperwork.

The interior is updated to works spec with rev counter and panel, including retrotrip and watches. It has a fully illuminated panel and a built in plug for Don Barrow "Potty". It also has a map light and spot light on the roll cage . The car has a full Safety Devices bolted in cage (removable) which is painted in body colour of Tweed Grey with closed foam cell wraps, as required by the FIA. The seats are uprated Newton Commercial bucket seats in the correct colour of two tone grey to match the original interior. A fire extinguisher is installed forward of front passenger seat. A smaller leather covered Moto-Lita steering wheel completes the interior upgrades and the original seats and steering wheel are included with the sale.
The exterior of the car is upgraded by the inclusion of two tastefully placed leather bonnet straps , Cibie spot lights , reversing lamp, alloy sump guard, 2 Monza filler caps ( original caps included), and a new fully laminated screen have all been installed. Under the bonnet an upgraded radiator and oil cooler are installed along with an under bonnet light which is switched on from there. The suspension is upgraded and has negative camber at the front and all wheels are Minilites, including the spare. A full set of steel wheels is also included with this Lot. Works FIA spec arches are fitted and the brakes have fully aeroquiped pipes.

The car comes with older FIA HTP papers, dated 2004, and all Homologation papers including a Heritage Certificate, Workshop Manual , owners handbook , original engine plate, full DVLA history, all invoices , Mot certificates and 3 sets of keys and original tool kit. The car has an MOT from June 2017 and will come with comprehensive spares to include hoses , bulbs. coil, distributor cap, fuses and throttle cable - plus numerous sundry parts. Significantly this car has been owned by the Vendor for the last 15 years and kept in a heated garage with his collection of historic vehicles and has only completed some 3000 miles in his ownership and since the engine rebuild .

Any future purchaser of this car will be surprised by the lightweight and nimble handling. It is a real 'Homologation Special' and less than 965 cars were built by BMC in total. It is thus a very rare and highly collectible car today.

Also included is an opportunity to buy a complete set of 6 brand new unused 'Vortz Rose Petal' wheels ( Original Cooper Racing Wheels) from the Vendor.

Registration: DPR 386C
Chassis Number: K-A2S4/550846
Engine Number: 9F-SA-X/29746
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 970
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Estimate (£): 43,000 - 50,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

Viewing and bidding

The Silverstone Classic is a closed event and an event ticket will be required along with an auction catalogue to enter the sale. Ticket information can be found here: Silverstone Classic ticket information

The Silverstone Classic Auction takes place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017 in The Wing building at Silverstone circuit, NN12 8TN.

Automobilia and watches will start at 11am.

Cars will start at 14:00.

Viewing of the lots will be available from 09:30 to 18:00 on Friday 28th July 2017 and on the morning of Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017.

Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online via Proxibid. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (

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Silverstone Auctions

Member Since:
19 Dec 2013

Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0EP

Phone: +44 1926691141
Phone 2: +44 7773776414

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