1997 Mini Cooper S by Marcos

Lot: 304

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.3L 1997 Marcos Mini Cooper S manual that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A very rare Mini Cooper S built by Marcos in 1997.

In the mid 1990's Marcos Cars of Wiltshire (famous for the Mini Marcos and the Marcos Mantis) had a contract with Checker Motors of Tokyo to build 100 special edition Mini Marcos Cooper S' for Japan.

These special cars are rarely seen for sale in the UK or Europe.  With only 11,500 miles from new, this example is said to be rust free and run well.

The car has just been brought back by the vendor and is UK registered (01/03/15) with a V5 and MOT certificate.

Jem Marsh of Marcos built the cars new as a replica Cooper S using a Richard Longman (a very famous Mini engine builder and racing driver) modified 1300cc BMC twin carburettor engine with a gas flowed inlet manifold, Kent 285 camshaft, a modified cylinder head with larger valves and chrome K&N filters and a performance exhaust system.  Published performance figures for 0-60 mph are 8.2 seconds with 67 bhp at the wheels and with a top speed of 100mph +.

Period details to look like a 1960's Mini Cooper S include a contrasting green / white paint scheme, four spoke revolution alloys, 60's chrome grille, period door mirrors, twin petrol tanks with Monza caps, 145 kph centrally mounted speedometer with rev counter, period seats, Moto-Lita steering wheel, exterior door hinges, period lamps, original style number-plate holder, Cooper S badging.

The rear suspension has been modified, removing the usual Mini sub-frame and adding Hi-Lo adjustable coil over spring and damper unit.




Lot Details

Registration: R977 VRH RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1997 Engine size: 1.3L
Make: Marcos Odometer reading (miles): 11500
Model: Mini Cooper S MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: CM3113

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


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A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history