RSPB to benefit as Mini and Sprite fly the nest at H&H’s Feb 26th auction

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1967 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275 MKI

1967 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275 MKI

A painstakingly restored 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275 MKI and meticulously assembled 1967 Austin-Healey Sprinzel Sebring Sprite Evocation will be going under the H&H gavel on February 26th 2013 at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire. Labours of love, the pair had hundreds of hours lavished on them by the late Mr Michael Sutton and are now being offered for sale to benefit the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Sporting the same chassis, body and engine numbers that are listed on its accompanying BMIHT certificate, the 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275 MKI has been subtly upgraded with a Swiftune Level 3 Road Rocket cylinder head, duplex timing chain kit, Aldon performance distributor, Maniflow stainless steel exhaust and oil cooler etc. Entrusted to J&R Motors of Prenton for painting but otherwise restored by Mr Sutton, NLR 200F comes with receipts totalling circa 18,000 and carries a saleroom estimate of 14,000 - 16,000.
1967 Austin-Healey Sprinzel Sebring Sprite Evocation

1967 Austin-Healey Sprinzel Sebring Sprite Evocation

Archers Garage of Oldbury are renowned for their Sprinzel Sebring Sprite Evocations and did much preparation work on NSU 368 including modifying a new Heritage bodyshell to accept authentic-looking GRP bonnet, fastback roof and rear shroud assemblies not to mention aluminium-skinned doors. Peter May Engineering Ltd were responsible for overhauling / uprating both its 1310cc A-Series engine and four-speed close ratio gearbox, while J&R Motors of Prenton applied the striking Alexandrite Green paintwork. The late Mr Sutton spent over four years (2001 2005) and 22,700 on the Austin-Healey which carries a saleroom estimate of 14,000 - 16,000. H&H have chosen not to charge a vendors commission on the sale of either car so as to further benefit the RSPB.Tags:,