San Francisco Street Sighting - 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S
Lately we've been looking at a lot of huge cars here, so today let's switch it up with a classic Mini. This one's a Cooper S from the late '60s. I didn't spend a whole lot of time shooting it, so I don't know much about it. From what I can see in the pictures, this Cooper has been customized quite a bit with a roll bar, fender flares, different wheels and an aftermarket grille. The yellow-tinted headlamps give it a French-market appearance. If the taillight design, script badging and rear window shape are any indication, I think this is a 1967 car, an early Mark II. Mini fans, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
I have to hand it to the owner for picking a custom wheel that isn't a Minilite or knock-off of a Minilite. The eight-spoke slotted design is kind of interesting, though I can't identify the maker. Likewise, the monochromatic yellow color stands out from most other Minis. Apart from that, what can I say? It's a classic Mini and those are always welcome in my viewfinder. You'll be seeing more of them in the future.
California Streets is a blog that celebrates the history of the automobile in California. We feature old, interesting and often rare cars and trucks found parked on public streets and roads around the state of California.
I'm a delivery driver by trade, but I'm also a freelance artist and hobby photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area with a healthy interest in cars. I love finding and documenting fascinating old vehicles wherever I go.