1966 AUSTIN MINI COOPER S
Island blue with old English white roof.
Interior :grey/ gold brocade.
Chassis : CA2S7L 892624
Engine : 9FSAY 42306
Built in Abingdon UK , 3rd August 1966 for export to Canada but then delivered to Portland Oregon USA 19/7/67 by Pierres motors ( original invoice supplied)
Body number :A956454
81,000 miles showing
Original Steel reverse rim Dunlop wheels.
2 previous owners, 1st 67 -84 2nd 84- 2016
Passport to service book , just 2 early services.
Stamped metal owners identification plate in folder
The car has been coveted by just two owners in the USA , the last has been known to me for some time through contacts and is somewhat of precise cooper enthusiast , this was his pride 'never to sell' car . In the 90's Due to paint deterioration , the car was stripped and the body was walnut shell blasted to remove the original flaking paint and repainted , it was then carefully painted and reassembled.
No panels have been replaced , repaired or welded.<
The hydrolastic suspension is correct and fully functioning.
The engine and gearbox are original and matching , finished in original green ' export' ( different from uk ) colour , and still retains correct internal parts ( en40b crank, steel rods etc ) it's been rebuilt once . Currently the engine runs well, pulls strongly , good oil pressure and good water temp.
It is superb but very original ; no reproduction parts all the original items were re used after repainting, the seats had covers to protect them as did the carpets so both are extremely good original.
This could best the best in the world, I have personally have seen only one other S that can boast all original panels,
Its condition and drive deceive it's 50 th birthday next month.