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You are viewing a stunning 1965 original Austin Mini Cooper S FIA
historic rally race car. Fully equipped rally Mini with significant
competition history. The Mini was purchased in 2015 via auction
from the Cayman Motor Collection. It was acquired by the museum
right after it finished an off-road rally in England circa 2008. It
was showcased at the museum in the same state that it finished its
last race; with mud all over the undercarriage, engine bay and
After approximately 10 years at the museum, the car showed some
signs of rust on the undercarriage, thus, starting in 2016, the car
went through a complete 4-year restoration. It was dismantled and a
complete overhaul of all mechanical systems were done; the motor,
suspension, steering and brakes. The undercarriage and engine bay
were stripped to the metal and repaired and repainted, all
documented in the book we will include with purchase. This was all
done while carefully maintaining its original patina in the
interior and exterior of the car
This is an original 1965 right-hand drive Austin Mini Cooper S (MK
1 series). The car is a FlA registered/ homologated historical
rally race car with significant racing history. It was transformed
into Group 1/A specification by renowned Pip Carotte's Gainsborough
workshop. The body and undercarriage of the Mini was reinforced
with double steel sheet metal strengthened and gusseted
Equipped with Dural sump-shield, negative camber bottom arms, Koni
shock absorbers, Hi-low adjustable struts, cone spring road/rally
competition Mini Cooper S, poly tie rod and subframe bushing kit.
Hydraulic actuated brakes with 5 diaphragm servo, 7-inch
competition rotors with brake pads Kevlar EBC (black). � inch wide
rear drum brakes with bottom protector plates. Goodridge stainless
braided brake lines, twin fuel
tanks (2x 6.5 gallons).
Exterior is very nice, with real racing patina, underside has been
completely redone, and all rust and or imperfections removed. Body
does have minor rash and racing marks; Roof rack is removable but
looks great! Tires have 99% tread. Exterior lights work as they
should, along with spotlights and rear lights.
This Mini runs excellent, please take a moment to view the test
drive video! Brakes feel great, transmission is easy to work with.
Power lays out evenly throughout the short power band.
It is powered by the S-type inline 1275 cc four-cylinder big bore,
short stroke type, developing over 95 BHP at 5.800 RPM, built to
race specs by Osborne Automotive Preparation - OAP Race Engines in
England, with a overhead valve twin carbureted (twin 1� in SU
-carbs) racing engine, 4 speed close-ratio gearbox with baulking
synchromesh. , straight-cut gears, standard drop gears as per Group
l and standard differential with 4.1:1
The motor has 40 miles on a fresh rebuilt according to Appendix K
of the FIA international sporting code: maintaining its original
"A-series" block 1275 cc displacement. Professionally assembled by
Mini Coopers of Miami according to OAP specs in order to maintain
their original race tune set up. Equipped with a high flow 13 row
oil cooler, high output Ken Lowe electric cooling fan, 2 core
super-cool radiator with 13Ib shallow neck cap. Racing clutch with
heavy-duty pressure plate and lightweight flywheel.
Maniflow LCB heather exhaust 1.75 ID collector connected to RC40
PECO large bore single chrome upswept rear exit muffler. High
output alternator, Austin Mini Aldon distributor red early type pre
There is a$250.00dealer fee that is not included in the original
We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle
leaves our showroom. All
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Due to our inventory size, we are unable to drive every vehicle for
long distances. We also cannot guarantee that every gauge, light,
window, horn, option, function, etc., will work as it should.
Please check your local state inspection requirements. We do our
best to inspect these vehicles in every detail and note any
imperfections in the advertisement. Please note that we do not
guarantee any air conditioning systems, gauges, or electrical
systems. Given the nature of the vintage vehicles we sell, these
components will need upkeep or attention. In addition, many times
these vehicles sit for long periods of time and once you begin to
drive them seals harden and gaskets may begin to leak! Classic cars
leak. Please make sure you are comfortable with this before buying
a vintage automobile.The information contained in this ad is solely
for convenience. The description is an opinion only and should not
be considered a complete description of any or all faults; it may
not be relied upon nor taken as fact or otherwise a representation
or warranty of any sort. Please note, we did NOT build or restore
the vehicle. Vehicles are sold AS-IS, WHERE-IS with all faults
known/unknown and with no implied warranty.Pre-Purchase inspections