1966 Austin Mini Cooper

MAKE: Austin Mini Cooper
TYPE: 1275S
YEAR: 1966
CHASSIS #: C-A2S7-L/892650
COLOR: Almond Green with Old English white roof.
INTERIOR: Porcelain Green with Dove Grey trim.

HISTORY:  The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate shows it was built on August 31, 1966. Dispatched on September 9, 1966 to the USA. The original sales invoice shows it was sold in October 1966 by Kittery Auto Sales in Maine to Lt. Robert Corolan. First owner, Carolan, kept the car for 29 years before selling it in 1995 to the second owner Paul Strieby. Strieby kept the car for 20 years and was the one who did the initial restoration. Strieby sells the Mini in 2015 to Victor Avila of San Clemente, California. Then in 2017 the Mini is sold via Grand Prix Classics to Sterling Ball of Palm Desert, California. Returning to Grand Prix Classics in 2021, it is sold to Bobby Rahal of Jacksonville, Florida. Now back at Grand Prix Classics, it is available once again.

CONDITION: A solid original one-owner car which underwent a complete professional bare shell restoration by Paul Strieby in 1998-2000, this included all body work, paint, chrome, interior, engine rebuild, gearbox rebuild, and suspension rebuild. Extensive photo documentation comes with the car. In 2017 Bill Schlossnagel performed a top end rebuild of the engine to include valve job, cylinder head, carburetor rebuild and other work. In early 2021 $5,700 of service was performed (with receipts) to include electrical wiring, lighting, horn, fresh air system, windshield washers, turn signals, suspension flush and fill. Corrected oil leaks and did a tune up. This by Bill Schlossnagel.  Then in 2023 an extensive detail and inspection.

DOCUMENTS:  Heritage Trust Certificate, original sales invoice, original Driver’s Handbook and Service Passport with service stampings. Restoration invoices and photos, recent repair orders, and ownership history.

OF NOTE:  An original Mini Cooper 1275S, restored to its original build, with matching numbers and colors, a known documented ownership and restoration is a rare find.

PRICE:  Inquire