10th November 2020

1968 Austin Mini Cooper MK2 1000cc. Tartan Red. Matching numbers. 5 Owners. 72k. Restored. Ready to go.


We are very pleased to offer a wonderful slice of the sixties in the form of a stunning 1968 MK2 Mini Cooper which goes by the name of “Frog”, finished in Tartan red with a contrasting black roof and Minilite wheels. This matching numbers example has fantastic provenance and has covered only 72k in 52 years with only five previous owners. It is accompanied with a large and detailed service history folder including a Heritage certificate, a list of all of its previous keepers, 2 of which owned it for the first 44 years and a detailed list of all the parts it received during a restoration three years ago and it has only had dry use since. This genuine Cooper is presented in factory specification and is very well detailed. MK2 Minis haave always been rare as they were only manufactured for 18 months, making a Cooper even rarer.

On the road this Cooper has a very taught and precise feel and offers that unmistakeable sixties Mini Cooper experience. The 998 engine is super smooth and holds strong oil pressure, the gearbox is as it shoud be and the fully refurbished Hydrolastic suspension offers a comfortable ride with fantastic handling. It has a great turn of speed and a wonderful twin carb burble which makes you want to carry on driving which this Cooper is happy to do.

The interior is wonderfully preserved with its original seats, steering wheel and roof liner. The door cards and carpets have been replaced and compliment the standard of condition this Cooper has. This Mini offers the pure Mini driving experience, large steering wheel, centre clock dash and thats it, what more do you need?

As mentioned this Cooper has undergone a recent restoration and wants for nothing, it could easliy be displayed at any show but retains it useability and its lucky new owner will have a Cooper that can be driven and enjoyed and righlty so. The shell is super solid and has its original FE body number, the correct fluted sills, it is all red underneath and inside all four wheel arches. It has also benefitted from a huge list of new parts including subframes, suspension and brakes and looks new underneath, it is also shod with Yokohama Advan tyres. Overall this Cooper is a a very well set up and ready to use package.

This Cooper has been fully checked and serviced and will be supplied with a full MOT, it is of course MOT and tax exempt.

Viewings are welcome and I am happy to answer questions you may have on 07752414395 or 01425 839617 (Paul) A Video is also available and live video chats are also welcome.

We also offer a delivery service.

Finance is available through an easy to use link on our website, helping you to spread the cost of your Classic.

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