For Sale: 1965 MINI Cooper in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Vehicle Description


Pre-Purchase inspections welcome, we describe these vehicles to the best of our ability. There are NOreturns on vehicles purchased. Please do your due diligence prior to purchase, to ensure this vehicle is to your standards of quality.

This listing is Headed to Bring a Trailer. ( The reason there is NO PRICE listed: It is headed to an online auction on the site mentioned above. This is a 7 day auction that has a hidden reserve. We will not reveal the reserve until it is met. Once this vehicle is live we will update this listing with a link to go directly to the action. Good Luck bidding!

We offer financing at 10% down with a credit score of over 650. Pre-approval must be done if auction is LIVE, otherwise do not bid unless you are approved.

The Rundown

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 trunk.

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 sub-frames.

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 A+

Additional Fees:

There is a$250.00dealer fee that is not included in the original price.

Shipping Assistance

We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All
shipping arrangements are provided byBullet Motorsports Incas a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper, not withBullet Motorsports Inc.

Quality Disclaimer

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 welcome.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 MINI Cooper
  • Listing ID:CC-1553976
  • Price:Contact Seller
  • Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Year:1965
  • Make:MINI
  • Model:Cooper
  • Exterior Color:Race Red
  • Interior Color:Red/Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:4174

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Bullet Motorsports Inc
3013 Ravenswood Road
Suite 105
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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