Lot #164 - This right-hand-drive 1964 MK 1 Austin Cooper S had a bare-shell restoration in 1989 by Mini expert and rallyist Peter Valentine, and was prepared for International Historic Rally competition to Group II Appendix J regulations. The car competed successfully in Europe, including a class win on the 1990 Belgian Historic Rally. The car was built regardless of expense. Rally equipment includes twin tanks, two spares, four 7" Lucas auxiliary lights, a 5" reversing light. Safety is enhanced by a roll cage, competition seats, fire extinguishers and a 4-point harness; the car has complete build and service records, FAI Historic Vehicle Identity Form, RACMSA logbook, in addition to a copy of the Brit V5 registration document. 4-speed manual transmission. The car is finished in traditional Tartan Red with a white roof. Since importation to California, this S has been a pampered show car. It has four new Yokohama tires on Minilite 10" wheels. Total mileage since restoration is 5,250.
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