€6,727

Auction “43rd Oldtimer Grand Prix” August 2015

Lot Details

Lot Number 102
Reg. Number Italian Registered
Chassis Number SAXXNNAMMBD020495
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Few cars in competition history have fuelled the imagination quite like the giant-slaying Mini Cooper, whose combination of diminutive size, outstanding road holding and punchy power often ran rings around the opposition. Success was quickly demonstrated by Rauno Aaltonen’s outright win on the 1963 Alpine Rally, followed by Paddy Hopkirk’s 1st place overall on the Monte Carlo, 3rd on the Tour de France and 4th on the RAC.

A few months later, in January 1964, the 997cc Cooper was replaced by the 996cc model, and by March 1964 its big brother became available with two new engines, the 1,071cc Cooper S being discontinued in August the same year. The limited production 970cc S was aimed purely at the 1,000cc class in race and rallies, an area in which it was to excel. Coopers were also immortalised on screen, showing off their cheeky capabilities in numerous locations.

The car on offer today is a 1991 Rover Mini with Italian papers. The car is wonderfully prepared; in “John Cooper” configuration, it has Fusine type sits, and six clocks on the dashboard. One of the most famous cars of all time, in wonderful condition, this opportunity is not to be missed.

Das hier angebotene Auto ist ein 1991er Rover Mini mit italienischen Papieren, und ist wunderbar aufgewartet worden. In “John Cooper-Gestaltung” hat es Fusine-Typ Sitze, und sechs Uhren auf dem Armaturenbrett. Eines der berühmtesten Autos aller Zeiten, im wunderbaren Zustand, sollte diese Gelegenheit nicht verpasst werden.


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