Classic Mini Coopers in Dorset sale

Two classic Mini Coopers are coming for sale in Dorset auctioneers Charterhouse classic car auction on July 6, taking place at The Haynes international Motor Museum.

In the Charterhouse auction are two very different classic Mini Cooper’s, with one being an early car and the other one of the last to roll off the production line.

First there is a 1965 Morris Mini Cooper. Having been owned for the past 40 years this has spent 35 of those years on display at The Haynes International Motor Museum. Painted in tartan red with a white roof this Cooper came with 54 bhp when new and today is estimated at £18,000-20,000.

Front of a 1965 Mini Cooper

Next there is a 2001 Mini Cooper S. This is one of the last 50 John Cooper Works Mini’s produced and is number 14 of the 50. This is the most powerful classic Cooper made with 90 bhp on tap. With under 13,000 miles and just two loving owners from new this coveted Cooper is estimated at £23,000-25,000.

Rear of a 2002 Mini Cooper

“With more than 5.3 million classic Mini’s made they are still a regular sight on our roads,” Commented auctioneer Richard Bromell. “However, it is the rare Cooper versions which can command the most money.”