SOLD!! Major Mini Mania: A Real 1965 Mini Cooper S 1275

Mini Cooper SMinis are cute. I get that. So cute that BMW ripped off the concept and built a successful retro-compact. But the real soul of the Mini lies with an original and originals are hard to come by. I don’t have to tell you why the Austin Mini is a historic vehicle, you can ask Wikipedia to provide you with the details. Essentially the genius lies with a unique packaging concept that allowed a small car to be pretty darn roomy. The byproduct of the transverse layout and unique suspension is that it, with a little help, could be an amazing rally car. Again, Wikipedia will provide the Rally results and you will be astounded. Or perhaps you have Paddy Hopkirk’s cell phone number. Ask him. Or if his line is busy, try Timo Makinen. Minis came with a variety of engine sizes: 848 cc, 970 cc, 997 cc, 998 cc, 1,071 cc, 1,098 cc, 1,275 cc, and were built-in quite a few countries under various names. But the real cool Mini is the Cooper S. It is like the Pontiac GTO of Mini Coopers. Mini Cooper SThe Mini Cooper S 1275 is amongst the rarest of the Minis. According to Wikipedia, 19,000 Mark I Cooper S with 970 cc, 1,071 cc or 1,275 cc engines were built. Read More