1966 `D` Austin Cooper S Re-Creation 33,000 Miles

£14,995.00Price
  • A Stunning Recreation of the 1966 Austin Cooper S Works car
Colour: Tartan Red
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  • ENGINE

    A rebuilt 1275 Cooper carb Engine from a 1990`s Cooper means this has plenty of performance and Torque.

    Covered only 2000 Miles since rebuild this Engine has been lovingly put back together and never been thrashed or raced

  • BODYWORK

    This is a 1966 Registered car but the shell was beyond saving, Anyone who knows these MK1 Mini shells will understand these are nearly impossible to replace.

    So this was build from the ground up using a doner Shell from a Later 1987 Mini converted to the early Mk1 Rear Lights.

    With Minimal rust this was a fantastic base to work from and has been seam sealed and rust proofed with layers and layers of Protection and Tartan Red paint.

    The Tartan red paintwork is in lovely condition with a few dull spots here and there but this car is as good underneath as the top.

    It is fitted with Works wheel Arch extensions and chrome full length strip.

    It also has Stanless Steel Period Bumpers with overriders 

  • INTERIOR

    With Period Racing Bucket seats, the interior of this car is a sight to behold.

    It has the early Centre binnacle with oval clocks and bodycolour strips top and bottom.

    All door handles and winders are upgraded to the cooper Alloy examples for that tactile feel.

  • DRIVING

    A peppy little car, the engine responds beautifully and has plenty of performance. The handling is sublime with pin sharp accurate steering bristling with feedback that you will only get from driving an original Mini. the gearchange is nice and tight and everything feels new.

  • ROAD TAX

    As per over 40 year old Classic Car rules this car is Tax Exempt and therefore is free every year.

  • WHEELS & TYRES

    This has 4 matching and nearly new Yokohama tyres on Period deep dish 10" Minilites and has no centre caps as per the `Works` cars

    Front drivers = 6mm

    Front passenger = 6mm

    Rear Drivers = 6mm

    Rear Passenger = 6mm 

  • EXTRAS

    A CD player, Bonnet Release, Spotlights, has been fitted but this car is as basic as they come and all the better for it.

  • HISTORY

    Rebuilt by a Mini Enthusiast to exacting standards You will not find a better example for the Price.

  • BRAKES

    Fiited with Brand new Austin Cooper S 7.5" Discs up front with matching calipers and rotor fins at the rear , this little Mini stops like it goes. It really is something special to be able to have confidence and lean on the brakes in a Mini.

  • THE STORY OF THESE CARS

    The Mini is a small economy car produced by the English-based British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered an icon of 1960s British popular culture.[8][9][10][11] Its space-saving transverse engine front-wheel drive layout – allowing 80 percent of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage – influenced a generation of car makers.[12] In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle.[13][14]

    This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis. It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park/Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia. The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates – the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations, including an estate car, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke, a jeep-like buggy.

    The performance versions, the Mini Cooper and Cooper "S", were successful as both race and rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967. In 1966, the first-placed Mini (along with nine other cars) was disqualified after the finish, under a controversial decision that the car's headlights were against the rules.[15]

    On its introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor.[16] The Austin Seven was renamed Austin Mini in January 1962[16] and Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.[17][18] In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988 the Rover Mini.[19]

    BMW acquired the Rover Group (formerly British Leyland) in 1994, and sold the greater part of it in 2000, but retained the rights to build cars using the MINI name.

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