Morris Mini 1000 Mk II, 1969 | € 17.500,--
Morris Mini 1000 Mk II, year 1969. Chassis number 679481, engine number 99H/59B-14927. Colour Old English White combined with a black vinyl interior trimmed with black carpet. This magnificent Morris Mini comes with a fully known and documented history from new! The car was sold new in France, the next owner was the French-Hungarian artist Victor Vasarely. From new the car has driven only 48.800 kilometres. This desirable Morris Mini was imported to the Netherlands in the year 2000 where it has had only one caring owner. Altena Classic Service have purchased the Mini directly from the owner. In the early 2000s the Mini was largely taken apart, refurbished, and given new paint. A photo report of the works is present. Also present is the old French registration form, a file with service invoices and documents, and French and Dutch owner’s manuals. Additionally, the car comes with a selection of spare parts. This desirable Morris Mini 1000 Mk II is a fantastic time capsule, and a collector’s item, which will bring a lot of joy to the enthusiast new owner! This Morris Mini drives delightfully!
This Mini is for sale at Altena Classic Service.
Price: € 17.500, -.
The Morris Mini saw the light of day in the year 1959. The Mini was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis (who also designed the Morris Minor) and is considered to be one of the greatest concepts in motorcar history. The Mini is a front wheel drive car; that was not new those days, but the transverse-engine packaging was. The Mini is a very small car, only 305 cm. long (the VW Beetle is 100 cm. longer!), but the interior offers lots of space, enough for four persons, because of the clever concept. The Mini is equipped with a unique "hydrolastic" suspension and the Mini's wheels are located at the outer corners of the car giving the Mini tremendous road-holding; like a go-cart.
The Mini was an invention of Sir Alec Issigonis for Morris. Morris merged with BMC in 1962 and Mini became a marque of its own in 1969. The Mini was produced as a two- door saloon and as a two- door estate (Countryman/ Traveller).
Based on the two- door saloon John Cooper (formula 500, formula 3 and formula 1 racing-car constructor and a friend of Sir Alec Issigonis) tuned the Mini's engine which resulted in the birth of the famous Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper combined a light-weight compact car, excellent road holding and a powerful engine. The combination of these factors resulted in a very competitive, "bomb-on-wheels", that was suitable for winning competitions...
The Mini Cooper has a great record of rally successes; it started with the victory in the Dutch "Tulpenrallye" with Pat Moss (Stirling Moss's sister) driving it. Many successes followed. The most remembered success was the victory in the Rallye of Monte Carlo with Paddy Hopkirk driving the "Works-Mini".
Four cylinder in-line engine
cylinder capacity: 998 cc
induction: 1 x S.U.
capacity: 41 bhp. at 5100 rpm
torque: 68 Nm at 2600 rpm
top-speed: 150 km/h
gearbox: 4-speed, manual
brakes: drum brakes around
weight: 620 kg.