Restored, rust-free, 33mpg!
I am delighted to offer this very rare,
restored 1973 Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300
on behalf of it's present owner of over 7 years.
He purchased the car in restored condition
and has gone on to improve on the car's
driveability and working condition in a caring
and meticulous manner.
This true British motoring icon achieved
astonishing fame from 1961 through the
mid 1970s through production numbers,
huge successes in many forms of motorsport,
including rallying and saloon car racing against
far more powerful rivals, and the many
famous owners including British royalty,
Enzo Ferrari, and the like.
As a member of the Mini Owners Club,
the current owner extensively researched
the classic Mini model range and the Innocenti
was the car of choice.
As a successor to the highly desirable
Mini Cooper S (1964 - 1971),
the rare Innocenti was built under license in
Milan by the brothers behind Lambretta scooters.
They built 28,200 cars on the Mini Cooper Mark III
platform, and featured the same 1275cc 'S' engine
with its twin Solex carbs, producing 71bhp.
It will propel the car to about 100mph,
and return over 33mpg with ease!
With Mini Cooper S specifications to brakes,
suspension, and steering, the car is quick,
handles great and is unbelievable fun!
The car offered here is a beautifully restored
example in Antelope Beige with a black painted
The interior has been reupholstered in
dark chocolate brown vinyl with beige cloth
inset panels in the centre of the seats.
The carpet was renewed as were door and
interior panels, including headliner.
With very few marks and blemishes,
the interior shows exceptionally well.
The original 6 gauge dash is also excellent.
I would say that the car was subject to
an extensive restoration about 10 years or
so ago, and the car holds up very well indeed.
This Mini was restored to original specification
with the exception of an upgraded
Since purchasing the car, the present owner
has upgraded the front grill to a chrome finished
steel piece, though the original, cracked grill
will accompany the car.
Same for the headlight bezels as the original
headlights have been replaced for far brighter
The wheels were recently upgraded to wider
Mini-Lite style alloys shod with brand new
The original Ro-style wheels will also accompany
The engine number is 12H / 719X / 15424.
The 'H' corresponds to High Compression
specification, and the 'X' denotes the
There is a complete set of maintenance and
parts records to accompany the car,
along with the original key!
I have more photos of the car,
including the underside, available upon request.
This is a great opportunity to buy a rare
and fantastic example of a great British motoring
icon, with a meticulous ownership history.
For further information, please contact:
Nick at 310-963-1701 Or