1967 FIA Mini Cooper 1293S
To be offered by Silverstone Auctions on Saturday 27th March. For more information about the car and how to bid please call Harry Whale on 07919887374.
- A late Mk1 1275S (C/A2S7) originally delivered to Sweden in left-hand drive
- Raced in Sweden before being purchased to use as a race car and returned to the UK
- FIA HTP issued in 2015 (Class CT7, Period F 1962-1965, valid until 31.12.25). UK road-registered at the time of the build
- Fitted with a full-house, 1293S Swiftune unit by the legendary Nick Swift
- Superbly presented in OEW and Black with black Minilites. Absolutely immaculate throughout
- Great spec. Custom Cage, Corbeau seat, OMP Harness, Owens foam-filled tank
- Purchased by our vendor from Steve Soper. Recent outing at the 2019 Goodwood Members Meeting
- The 60th Anniversary of the Mini Cooper will be marked by two Mini-only races at the Silverstone Classic this year
Estimate: £40,000 - £45,000
We can see from the Heritage Certificate that accompanies this immaculate little racer that it was a left-hand drive, ‘Export-spec’, Austin Mini Cooper 1275S built on 12/05/1967 and despatched to Sweden a few days later. We can also see that it was originally finished in Old English White with a Black roof, Red and Gold brocade trim and fitted with a heater.
It remained in Sweden until a few years ago when it was purchased by a UK resident to use as a race car, having been raced in Sweden in the few years before he bought it. Having brought it back to these shores, he further enhanced the race spec. FIA papers were issued in 2015 (Class CT7, Period F 1962-1965, valid until 31.12.25) and a UK road registration was also issued at the time of the build before the Mini was subsequently sold to Steve Soper.
Our vendor, a well-known and respected historic racer, purchased this Mini from his friend, the legendary racing driver Steve Soper, a few years ago and it has been campaigned at events like the 2019 Goodwood Members Meeting under its current ownership. It’s currently fitted with a full-house, 1293S Swiftune unit by the legendary Nick Swift and has a massive spec (too long to list here) which includes a Custom Cage, Corbeau seat, OMP Harness and wheel, Owens foam-filled tank and more. It still wears its original black and white colour scheme and sitting on a set of black, Minilite-style alloys, it’s probably the smartest and most-professionally presented mini racer we have ever seen. We understand that Nick Swift and Patrick Watts have recently helped to ensure that the car has the latest suspension set up.
The 60th anniversary of the Cooper version of the Mini will be marked by two Mini-only races at the Silverstone Classic this year and we think this competitive, well-built 1293 could be the perfect opportunity to go and join the fun.