Transmission: Manual 4 Speed

Engine Type: 4 Cyl 1275cc 

Engine Number: 9FXEY54793 

VIN/Chassis: YG2S41675 

Build Date:  03/1970 

Odometer Reading: 16673 Miles Showing 

The Mini Cooper S needs absolutely no introduction and when they arrive in red we all get a little excited.

This example is a genuine Mini Cooper S MKII and is in very good condition both inside and out.

Matching Numbers, original colour.

Driven into the Auction Rooms on Victorian Club Registration (sold unregistered).

To be brutally honest this example is very hard to fault and we’d be surprised if you could find one better for sale.

If Alec Issigonis’ revolutionary Mini introduced the world to a new genre of small cars in 1959, it was John Cooper who created what was arguably the grandfather of today’s hot hatches. With front-wheel drive and Hydrolastic suspension, the Mini was endowed with handling that put it ahead of many established sports cars and was soon tearing up the racetrack as drivers put these abilities to good use. With so much potential for tuning, a high performance derivative was inevitable and it was John Cooper’s garage that supplied the necessary ingredients to properly exploit the inherent abilities of the Mini’s chassis. Blessed with more power and better braking thanks to discs up front, the Mini Cooper embarked on a stellar motor sport career that culminated in outright victories in the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. The Cooper S, announced in September 1964, employed twin SU carburettors, two-inch big-end bearings and a Nitride-hardened crankshaft to allow the motor to rev more freely. Minis were assembled in Australia at BMC’s local facility at Zetland in Sydney, including the original 997 and 998 Coopers between 1962 and 1964, although the first ‘S’ variants (in both 970 and 1071 guises) to arrive here were all privately imported. BMC Australia launched a locally-assembled Cooper S here from September 1965, with a 75 bhp engine and a number of features unique to our Antipodean version, including the laminated windscreen, twin fuel tanks and three-point seat belts, plus revised floor pressings to protect the Hydrolastic suspension on our harsh roads. A facelifted Mark 2 model was introduced in the UK in October 1967, but Australian Minis continued without the new grille design and larger rear window, although wind-up windows were already part of the specification. New interior trim and a full synchro gearbox were notable improvements over the earlier Mark 1. In total just 2,419 Mark 2 Cooper S were assembled in Australia between 1969 and 1971, with surviving examples now regarded as highly desirable collector’s cars.

To protect your investment vehicle bidders should consider at a minimum replacement of fuel, oil, fluids, filters and thorough brake inspection as vehicles may have been stationary for some time. Vehicles are sold as is off the floor – unregistered. No warranty expressed or implied, sold with all or any faults, and where applicable sold with Australian Government Import Approval. A20