Morris Mini Cooper MK1 1964 entered into the July 25th Classic Car Auction
Genuine Mk1 Morris Mini Cooper, correct ’64 spec. Original shell, engine and interior etc. Owned by the same family for the last 20 years. Only 4 former keepers. Fully restored over a 10 year period with photo evidence. Huge file shows the Cooper’s history, including paper cuttings of its motorsport history. Most MOTs from new. This is a genuine dry suspension car, as delivery from the factory when new. Long MOT, no advisories, taxed (historic). No rust and cavities, all dynex rust proofed. Drives without fault, an excellent original Cooper. Has original handbook, BMC passport to service books.
Available for viewing by appointment.
- Reg number: AWU282B
- Date of registration: 02/04/1964
- Mileage: 95,170 (warranted)
- MOT: 13/02/2015
- Tax: 31/01/2015
Selling price: £11,395
Additional information on the Morris Mini Cooper MK1
“Designed as project ADO15 (Amalgamated Drawing Office 15), the first models were marketed with the names Austin Seven (often written as SE7EN) and Morris Mini-Minor in England. Until 1962, they appeared as the Austin 850 and Morris 850 in export markets. The production model differed from the original prototype (affectionately named “The Orange Box”) due to the addition of a front subframe, on which the engine was mounted, and by the engine being mounted with the carburettor at the back, rather than at the front, as in the prototype, due to carburettor icing.
The proposed engine size was originally 950 cc. However, Leonard Lord, chairman of BMC thought that the 90 mph (140 km/h) top speed was excessive and thus reduced the engine size to 848 cc to gain a more manageable speed (for the time) of 72 mph (116 km/h). Issigonis’ suspension featured the use of rubber cones as springs: the spring rate of rubber changes with compression, allowing the suspension to adapt to passenger load variations (a full passenger load could actually double the tiny vehicle’s gross weight). A conventional suspension would have required an increase in height to the design. This unique design was adapted from Issigonis’s home-built racer and built for the Mini by Alex Moulton.”
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