1967 Austin Mini Cooper
MAKE: Austin Mini Cooper
MODEL: Mark I
CHASSIS #: C-A2S7-L/892650
COLOR: Almond Green with Old English white roof.
INTERIOR: Porcelain Green with Dove Grey trim.
HISTORY: British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate shows it was built on August 31, 1966. Delivered to Kittery Auto Sales in Maine in September of 1966. It was purchased from the dealership by Lt. Robert Carolan in October of 1966. First owner, Carolan, who kept the car for 29 years before selling it in 1995 to the second owner Paul Strieby, who kept the car for 20 years. Selling it to Victor Avila of Southern California in 2015. Then in 2017 it sells to Sterling Ball, also of Southern California.
CONDITION: A solid original car which underwent a complete professional bare shell restoration by Paul Strieby in 1998-2000 to include all body work, paint, chrome, interior, engine, gearbox, and suspension restoration, with extensive photo documentation. 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 the electrical wiring was improved; some routine service and a professional detail were performed. It is in original factory colors with the same options as built.
DOCUMENTS: Original Driver’s Handbook and Service Passport with service stampings, restoration invoices and photos.
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.