Morris Mini Cooper S mkII
The Morris Mini Cooper S mkII really needs no introduction…. Known for its genius engineering, tough looks and incorrigible handling. When the Cooper S was introduced, the Morris put all the old in the shade and became the new standard for hot hatchbacks.
The Morris Cooper S 1275S mkII came out in 1967. This version had more power and actually more importantly; much more torque. Acceleration to 100 was over 3 seconds faster than its predecessor. Top speed was pushed to the 97 mph (155 km/h) mark, or 100 mph (160 km/h), with the wind at your back and a brave driver…
Outside of the engine improvements, the mkII received larger front brake discs with steel wheels that provided special cooling
through the ventilation holes. It also received a dual fuel tank, extending its range beyond anything ever before. All this together with the weight of 686 kg makes it a distingtive classic, which lovingly takes most corners at full throttle.
Our example comes from Portugal and was purchased from CoolnVintage (Portugal) in 2016. The Morris has been fully restored and from a Cooper (1000 cc), converted to a full-size S (1275 cc). Apart from the under-skin changes, it has been fitted with spotlights (front and rear) and a roll cage for rally driving. By the way, it was also involved in a photo shoot in Portugal with a beautiful lady, pictures of which are present. The Cooper S replica has hardly been driven since restoration and is in very good condition.