We spoke to the seller of this little survivor just before it sold. Just holding onto life, and certainly worth restoring, this GT was sold as a shell excluding the motor (which the seller was using in another project). This wasn't so much of an issue given that the motor in the car was not a genuine GT unit..
Otherwise, everything appears to be in place! Twin tanks, 7.5 inch brakes - it was asking $4K at the time (not sure what it actually sold for though). This only lasted a day online before it was snapped up..
This genuine matching numbers MK1 Cooper S is offered for sale in NSW’s Sutherland Shire, and has what we consider one of the best factory colour combinations available on the MK1 (Special Burgundy on Snow White). According to the ausmini MK1 Register, this is one of a small batch of Cooper S vehicles of this particular colour scheme built during 1967, with Snow White replacing Toga White around September that year.
The seller notes the vehicle’s body is very solid, with all rust professionally removed and plated. Paint and body work was completed approximately 3 years ago, and the only issue of note is a small dent in the trunk lid – a spare panel is provided with the sale. The exterior of the car is all to original specifications, other than the aftermarket wood and picket style plastic arches which could be easily removed if the new owner desires.
Inside, this example also keeps true to its factory specifications with the exception of a period Motolita style steering wheel, with correct red vinyl trim (re-trimmed a couple of years ago and in great condition). Amazingly, the door trims, headliner and carpet are all original – particularly hard to come by these days, and a testament to the vehicle’s owners over its life. The car is missing its original heater, however, we've seen a few come up for sale online recently which suggests they can be fairly easily sourced.
Importantly, this is a matching numbers car, with the body stampings and engine number matching the vehicle ID plate on the firewall. As a genuine Cooper S, all other identification features are where they should be. For more information on what makes a genuine S, see Classic Register’s MK1 identification guide.
The engine was rebuilt approximately 6 years ago at a cost of $6.500.00, and now runs perfectly. The only non-original mechanical fitting is a MK2 all-synchro gearbox. The car has done very little work since the engine rebuild, with just a few small trips on weekends. It also comes with a set of minilite style wheels with good road-legal race tyres fitted. A set of original steel Cooper S rims would not be hard to source if desired – often coming up on Ebay and Gumtree.
The car is currently on club registration – which is non-transferable. The seller doesn’t foresee any issues preventing the car from obtaining a roadworthy certificate.
For more information, please contact Jason by clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.
An example of a race prepped GTS offered for sale by classic car specialists in October 2018. This one doesn't look too original (wrong flares, alternative paint job, non-original interior to account for the racing equipment etc, but does appear to have the correct chassis number for a GTS. Check out the others on the South African Mini GTS register.
This solid example was advertised around 2015 in USA, and onlt the 5th MS series Toyota Crown Coupe on our register. It was advertised as a barn find at the time from an estate, and was last registered in 1983 - so has had very little use overall. It has its original 2.6 4M streight 6, power steering, power antenna, and original radio. The best of Japanese luxury at the time.
Another Australian Clubman GT found advertised in NZ - only 200 were exported there. Surprising that we've seen quite a few survivors. This one is a project car clearly, but everything is there and some serious work has already begun. Importantly the car comes with its disc brakes and correctlt prefixed 1206 engine.
At the time this one was advertised it was asking starting bids of $9,000 NZD plus, with a buy it now price of $11,000.
This one has been sitting on trademe NZ for a while, a great looking example of the 1200 in Orange - The seller at the time didn't clarify but it appears to have been fully restored to original spec. This one the first 1200 on classic register by the look of it. If anyone has a classic 1200 (particualarly a SSS) we'd love to seee it - sign up and add your car :)
The last of the Studebakers, this is an excellent opportunity to purchase one of only 620 V-8 Daytona Sports Sedans built for the 1966 year. Manufactured in the Hamilton Ontario plant, this particular car is believed to be the last Studebaker sold new in South Dakota - where it still resides today. This would make an ideal collector piece for the late model Studebaker enthusiast, with little work required to get the car back on the road or into show condition.
This one is a true time capsule, having spent the last 40 years in storage, and is described by the current owner as all original. As a result, the car has an exceptionally low 15,383 miles on the clock, and is even fitted with its original tyres. There have been several beautifully restored and preserved examples of the 1966 Studebaker come up for sale in recent years, but it's uncommon to find one with such low mileage in what is already a small pool of vehicles remaining.
The body is in great shape, with only the paint on the hood and trunk lid suffering from surface rust during the car's time in storage. The original Niagra Blue Mist paint is otherwise in excellent condition, and there's no structural rust to speak of. The original black vinyl roof is also in great shape for the car's age.
Inside, the vehicle was optioned with black vinyl (one of only 3 trim colours available in 1966) which would clean up well. The revised 1966 trim and accessories are all in excellent condition and everything is where it should be. The car has the optional centre console fitted between the front bucket seats, and a period airconditioning system could easily be fitted if desired (this was optional on the 66 Daytona).
We hope this well preserved example finds an enthusiast to protect this piece of history, and get it back on the road where it can be enjoyed. If you'd like to inspect the vehicle or have any questions, contact Mark by clicking the contact seller button at the top of this page.