1971 Mini Cooper S MK3

This MK3 was spotted on an auction site as sold, for a price of GBP17,000 - must have been 5 or so years ago to be that price.. 70,000 odd Miles on the clock, and loolks to be fairly original. The car was advertised through SWVA.co.uk - see the original advertisement here.

This excellent example of a Cooper S Mark III was purchased from a P Wright from Hartlepool in October/’97    She came with a full history, from new, including the original bill of sale and original receipt.  This comprehensive history has been maintained by the present owner, the vendor.  I cannot emphasise how comprehensive this history file is.  One folder is nearly 4” thick and then there is another one a good 2” thick crammed with articles, bills, receipts, even including the original Leyland special tuning for all S Models, a number of technical drawings etc. you will find in the back of the larger folder.  In 1997 the car had the following modifications carried out:   the alternator replaced the dynamo and the hydrostatic suspension was replaced with dry suspension, which is a preferred option.  You will find a DVD of the restoration of this car carried out by Jim Stokes, trading as J.S.W.L.  Ltd of Waterlooville who is a renowned restorer of classic cars at a cost of £7,835.25.  The file also shows that she has had 5 previous owners and it appears that all of them kept her records up-to-date.  She even comes with the original Leyland key and key fob  –  this lovely car may be viewed by appointment.

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Added on 8 Jan 2022

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Vehicle Location: Country: 
United Kingdom
Build date: 
built in 1971
Manual (floor shift)
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Interior Colour/Code: 
Black vinyl
Engine Type: 
4 cylinder
Engine Fuel Type: 
Petrol (4 stroke)
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