1970 Morris Cooper S Mk2
Genuine Mk 2 Cooper S.
Known history from new.
Has books and reciepts from new.
Stunning in red.
Much loved Mini needs a new home.
This rare, Tartan Red genuine Cooper S, Mk2, car came off the production line in July 1970. It was delivered to Winterbottom Motors in Subiaco, Perth WA in October 1970 and was sold on the 26th October 1970 to a Mr K Burvill of Como, WA. It was originally registered as UIP 263 with WA plates. The vehicle spent the next 44 years in Western Australia , with only two registered owners of the car in that period. (1970 – 1982 & 1982 – 2013). UIP 263 was placed in storage from 1993 – 2013 before being completely restored.
In 2013, after 20 years slumber, UIP 263 was transported to a private museum / collection in Ballarat, Victoria, from where the current owner purchased it. It was then brought to Qld with the fourth registered owner and is fully registered with Qld plates, with the original registration combination of UIP 263.
The original matching numbers 1275 cc motor is still fitted, as shown in the original Dealers ‘Drivers Handbook and Passport to Service’ that came with the vehicle when first sold. It has covered just over 76000 miles.
UIP 263 is currently converted into a tribute car, of the Bob Williamson 1973 Bathurst 1000 entry, for the 2016 ‘50th year - Minis at Bathurst’ - Celebration of Minis winning at Bathurst in 1966. She is in excellent condition and recently maintained by a leading Mini specialist in Brisbane. It is very straight and has no rust. The tribute car conversion is just cosmetic, with the roll bar shown, not being bolted in and easily removed. The interior can only be described as immaculate, with matching beautiful paintwork & is in excellent mechanical condition
UIP 263 would be an excellent match for a collector, enthusiast, or someone purely interested in these fun cars, from another era. It has many of the original features, including the LP883 rims fitted with period Bridgestone tyres. Many other ‘period’ parts are included.
Of course, she comes with Qld UIP-263 black on white number plates.
VIN : YG2S4/2311 , engine : 9FXEY 55799.
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