10th October 2017

1973 Austin Mini Cooper Innocenti. 1300. RHD. Stunning & very rare.


We are very pleased and indeed very excited to offer one of my favorite variants of Mini. The mighty and beautiful Mini Cooper Innocenti. These Italian Minis just have it going on, they have wonderful details that differ from UK versions and fantastic looks. Just being around this Cooper is an experience and the more time i spend with it the more I adore it.

This Cooper Innocenti was imported in the late 1970s and finished in the very Italian sounding colour of Bluette with a white roof. It was extensively restored in the late 1980’s with photographs to very exacting standards and has only been using sparingly ever since. It was registered in 1973 originally with a letter form the DVLA confirming this so it could be given an age related plate, the only reason this has not been done is that this Innocenti has been in two Classic Mini Cooper books which are included with the Cooper as well as having a large and detailed service history folder and a very desirable inventory of very rare Inoccenti spares.

As you can see form the pics the Innocenti Coopers have very subtle styling details that really make it stand out from the crowd. Starting with quarter light opening windows, wing side repeaters from a Ferrari Dino,chrome bezel indicators, larger headlamp rings, smaller registration plate lamp, different badging and grille and chrome door top surrounds. It sits on its factory fitted ten inch steel wheels shod with four matching Yokohama Advan tyres. The paintwork is gleaming and this Cooper really gets lots of attention when out on the road.

This leaves to me that part. Take this Cooper out on the road and you are in for an exhilarating experience. Its a real wolf in sheeps clothing. It has a 1400cc engine built on an S block with forged pistons and a 544 cam all fed by twin 11/2 carbs with an LCB and a side exit RC40 exhaust with lumenition fitted. The results are amazing. This is one quick Mini Cooper yet very useable around town. It pulls like a train right round the rev bound with an addictive induction noise that just keeps you in the driving seat, The suspension is fully adjustable and it has S discs with a servo for stopping power. Fuel and brake lines run inside the car for added safety and this Innocenti is fitted with a genuine Right hand fuel tank to cover long distances something this Cooper is more than capable of.

The interior is a fantastic place to be. Its in very good original condition and features a period racing seat for added comfort. It has the all important six clock dash which is a thing of beauty and its original head liner and carpet set. You may notice a a later steering wheel and column stalk this was fitted by the previous owner and the original is with the car. It is also fitted with a Triplex heated front winsdcreen.

As you can see from the pics, this Cooper is in wonderful condition and the shell has been fully waxoiled so its good to go for many years. This Cooper is a nice alternative to UK models that have gone into the stratosphere price wise and its also rarer and ready to be used. It has a long MOT and is fully serviced and is ready to make its new owner very proud indeed.

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We are constantly preparing Classic Minis for sale so please get in touch with your requirements as we are always happy to help.