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.