This is an early MK2 Australian assembled Cooper S, and according to the Ausmini register was built in January 1970, and complied in February 1970. This was just after the introduction of compliance plates, and this vehicle is a matching number example with its original and refurbished engine fitted.
The car is one of approximately 2,500 MK2s built between 1969 and 1971, making it a very desirable and rare example, particularly over in New Zealand where the car is located. The MK2 Cooper S cars benefited from several upgrades including a full synchro gearbox, flared wheel arches, alternator and numerous other changes differentiating it from the MK1.
This particular example has undergone a full bare metal restoration, with no expense spared, finished in its original GTO Green paint with Crystal White roof. A nice set of period contessa style 10 inch mag wheels have been fitted, and finish off the car nicely. There is nothing to spend and this S is ready to enjoy, representing one of the few genuine MK2 Cooper S vehicles on offer in Australia and New Zealand.
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Iridium Green LS spotted on Gumtree in 2020. Needs a lot of work by the look of it. Seller at the time noted; Complete car with motor and all other parts removed and cleaned and sorted into boxes - ready to assemble. Glass and windows all intact. Comes with EXTRA 2 front seats, radiator and 2 front bumpers!. Some rust in floor. There are more of these out there that we originally thought..
A lovely colour combination on the 1275 GT, Gold on Creme with a gold decal. This one was spotted on trademe in late 2019, looks in solid original condition. Looks to be the correct original motor. At the time it was offered, the seller noted it runs and drives, but the rego was on hold. Check out the others on the 1275 GT register below - lots of NZ cars..
A very low km example of the S500 coupe, pre-facelift. Looks in great condition, one of very few in NZ. The seller at the time we spotted this one advertised noted the following: 50,087 original, AA certified ks since brand new
Arrow silver two tone with black leather interior, excellent condition
This is the first Daytona we've spotted on NZ, this one found on trademe.co.nz asking $18,500 in November 2019. Looks solid, however, has a modified engine bay paint job. I think we'd prefer the original Horizon Green metallic paint..The seller at the time noted: The car is basically how it come from the States, faded paint, no hood liner, put a set of 15x6 Cragars on it and drove it.
The first on the register, a rare 1990 Mini 30th Anniversary. This one was advertised on Ebay USA in November 2019, asking $10,900 buy it now. Looks in solid condition, with the seller noting the car originally came from Japan.
This customised GTO was advertised on trademe NZ ni November 2019. Interesting modifications - this one has a fuel injected motor setup, and electric windows so u can easily wind all 4 windows down and cruise with the pillerless windows. A bit or rust and scrapes, but looks like its worth spending some money on - wouldnt take much to get it looking great.
This 1954 2-door Customline has been tastefully modified into a hot rod by the current owner, and is in excellent restored condition. This example is fitted with a refurbished 312 cubic inch Ford Y-block engine, mated to a 3 speed column shift manual. The engine runs perfectly, and presents nicely under the custom louvered hood.
Additional modifications include a recessed power antenna, electric door and trunk opener, custom twin exhaust and color coded "Rallye" style wheels with chrome centre caps and dress trims. All interior and exterior trim is in great condition, finished beautifully in a red/black theme. All the hard work has been done, and this nice old school hot rod is ready to enjoy. If you ever needed spare parts or wanted to further the modifications, the Customline is one of the most popular collector rods on the market and your options are endless.
The seller notes they may take a partial trade for a 50's - 60's car, truck or scooter. For any questions, or to arrange an inspection, please call Mike on 703-791-3962, or sign-in to Classic Register and send a message by email. No text messages by phone please.