We are delighted to offer for sale this matching numbers Austin Mini Cooper 970S; one of the rarest Cooper S model trio which were released as 970 cc, 1071 cc and 1275 cc.
Manufactured on the 7th of December 1964, this right-hand drive, home market Austin-badged example is essentially a homologation special for participation in the 'up to 1000cc' class of international motorsport.
A British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate with the car confirms that this Mk1 sports-saloon was despatched from the factory 14th December to BMC Dealers Voss Motors Limited of Liverpool.
LMA326C is still to ex-factory, road car specification, servo-assisted disc brakes, single petrol tank and the interior still standard apart from benefitting from the twin reclining seat option. The only modification is the conversion to dry suspension. This is in contrast to so many 970S Minis, which were consumed by race and rally driving owners and evolved into 1293cc or even larger capacity hybrids of one kind and another.
Finished in its original Tartan red with black roof exterior and a stunning Red and Gold/Grey interior trim, this particular example was subject to a concours restoration and as such is as it left the factory with every period correct feature. Supplied with the original brochure, heritage certificate and invoices this British Motor Industry icon is not to be cast over lightly.
For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact our sales team on +44 (0) 1207 233 525.
Car Barn by Aston Workshop is an independent classic, sports and prestige car specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions. Our car showrooms share our beautiful location with our sister company The Black Horse Beamish pub, restaurant and hotel. We offer a wide variety of used vehicles for sale in our pair of showrooms including special editions, low mileage examples, supercars and high performance models by Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Morgan, McLaren, Lagonda, Jaguar, Ariel and Caterham. As a well established dealer we typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time and our showrooms are one of the most impressive luxury car collections in the North East of England.
Our specialist classic and sports car service, repair and diagnosis workshop at Carbarn is staffed by experienced local mechanics with a wide range of skills and diagnostic equipment. If your specialist car has developed a fault please call by and we will be happy to give a no obligation estimate. In addition to annual or routine servicing and maintenance we also undertake classic car restorations including all aspects of chassis repair, engine tuning, paint and body work.
We are one of the North East’s few specialist classic, sports and prestige car buyers who will buy your vehicle directly or offer sale or return and part exchange from our showroom. We are constantly seeking used stock. If you find yourself thinking the time has come to sell my car, be it classic sports or prestige, and you want to deal with a well established local north east company please contact us to discuss our best price. We provide a more personal and flexible approach than car buying websites or auctions and as a classic and vintage car specialist are happy to discuss cars which have been in long term storage, off the road, SORN or vehicles which are otherwise described as barn finds.
We have an in house transport service which offers collection, storage and delivery facilities and Carbarn are happy to purchase used classic, sports and luxury cars from across the North East region and the wider UK.
Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.
The benefits of buying and selling with us include:
- Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
- Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on classic and sports cars
- Our own warranty programme
- A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
- The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years
- Finance available on all stock including classic cars