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1967 Austin Mini Cooper S turn key race car

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Logbook: CSRG
Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $31,000  Currency_Convert
Location: Pleasanton California
 
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1967 Austin Mini Cooper ‘S’ Vintage Race Car. Mini Cooper S MKII race car constructed from a real uncut Cooper S street-car shell. Has been a racecar for 20 plus years and has a ton of setup, development and high- end parts. The car has raced with and has a CSRG log book, and has competed in CSRG, SVRA, SCCA (vintage), HMSA and VARA races, including the 2006 Monterrey historic’s (year of Cooper) one of 5 minis chosen, The wine country classic as well as the Sonoma historic festival, VARA British extravaganza and CSRG Charity Challenge(s). The car is well sorted and has undergone a complete engine and suspension overhaul in the last 18 months as detailed below. The recent engine build performed by Se7en Enterprises was a total of $10,000 in engine, gearbox and suspension work. The car has less than 2 hours on the chassis (1 hour on the motor) since this work was completed in October this year. Anything particularly worn was replaced or inspected throughout the car during motor re installation. It is ready to give tons of fun right off the trailer, there is gas in the tank, and the oil is new…………. Engine (full prep by 7ENT) 1275cc (+020) race prepped block new this year Pauter rods with forged pistons EN40B Balanced and knife edged balanced race crank, race center main strap. Swiftune SW23 cam, followers and pushrods Swiftune duplex timing chain Swiftune hi capacity oil pump Re curved distributor with “pointless” Ignitor ignition Balanced superlight flywheel, with race clutch and diaphragm. Alloy scatter shield Longman GT14 big valve head, high lift rockers and Swiftune rocker shaft and turrets. Race billet friction damper ARP studs throughout. Weber DCOE45 carb on a Maniflow race manifold Large capacity, alloy radiator. Jaz breather cans for oil and water Remote oil filter, full AN lines, new and large oil cooler (Mocal) 2 litre Accusump inside car. Hi torque gear reduction starter, single wire alternator LCB exhaust manifold, straight pipe with Magnaflow S/S muffler. (Meets Laguna sound easily) Transmission (Full prep by 7ENT) “A” series rod change case outfitted as follows Swiftune dog engaged gear set, with high ratio first gear for rolling starts (limited to US market). Jack Knight straight cut drop gear set, Quaife limited slip diff, 3.9 final drive KAD rod change quick shift with built in reverse lockout Hardy Spicer outputs with race axles Suspension (Alignment by 7Ent) Front All full adjustable, and recently setup with all wear items replaced Adjustable lower arms, tie rods all heim jointed Adjustable custom valved shocks, race rubber donuts Rear Adjustable toe and camber plates, KAD rear sway bar Adjustable custom valved shocks. Minifin alloy brake drums with built in spacers Brakes Front slotted disks, rebuilt original type calipers, race pads Rear standard drums but with Minifins and race pads, newer brake cylinders. Fuel system 5 gallon fuel safe cell with recent replacement foam mounted in a steel frame. FRAM fuel filter and FACET Fuel pump on alloy plate Racing battery (light weight / hi amp) Fuel regulator in engine bay Braided hose front to back. Interior Momo race seat, with 5 point HANS compatible (in date) harness 14” leather wheel Vintage spec roll bar with harness bar Safecraft fire system with outlets in engine bay and interior Back seat cushions, and passenger bucket seat Perspex windows, glass laminated windshield Other General stuff Braided clutch and brake lines throughout. KAD “dog bone” heim jointed engine steady Mini Spares lower gearbox steady Paddy Hopkirk gas pedal (adds 10Hp ☺) Pertronix adjustable rev limiter under dash Sports coil mounted under dash. All electrics connected behind panel on dash Water and Oil temp gauges, oil pressure gauge Rev counter on column, shift light on column Wet sub-frames converted to dry, powder coated “chassis black” Recent replacement of wheel bearings, all Timken roller type Newer front uprights, brake disks are 4 races old, newer Odyssey battery and power cables new this year, new kill switch, new engine mounts. New radiator hoses during last rebuild, newer clutch arm and slave cylinder. Full, fitted cover with bag. The body shell has not been cut on this car so door pockets, firewall, engine bay, boot floor and wheel arches are all as original, there is a replacement floor welded into the passenger foot well, and some small damage (from a jack) on the driver floor – there are the usual paint pits and racing scars, a couple of areas of peeling paint. Both sub-frames are the original “wet” converted to dry, both powder coated. There is a huge spares and parts package with the car, and I will not split that. Spares and parts (partial list) 3 full sets of 10”x6” revolution wheels (silver center, polished rim) as seen on the car 1 set of trailer/storage wheels and tires (cosmic MK1) Various Hoosier tires 165/70R10 street TDS – these range from two brand new never mounted to some that just need to be thrashed for a few laps. All are serviceable and useable. Tires on the car have 2 sessions on them. A complete set of 1 ½” SU carbs on a Maniflow manifold ready to bolt on should the race group require SU’s. Original and date stamped glass for front, side and rear 2 sets of spare flared arches (used) Wiper setup and motor 120MPH cooper S speedo, plus various other Smiths gauges Extra headlights. Some Weber and SU rebuild parts, needles etc. Gaskets, bearings, brake parts, suspension parts, spare shocks, spare rear arms, all sorted in track spares. Some plastic crates with tons of “all Mini” parts, a real trove of stuff, some useful some not so….. This car would be welcomed at many, many events and has won accolades from VARA and CSRG for prep and authenticity. The car is prepped as a replica of my father 60’s race / rally hack (err car, they were disposable in those days)!! For you Brits, the rear plate is a copy and does not have a V5. The car has a Ca pink slip and is on non-op with the DMV and has a CSRG racing logbook. Buyer will get copies of setup and lap sheets, photos and other docs if requested. Lap times at local tracks 2.02 at Sears Point 1.58 ish at Laguna Seca 2.20 at Thunderhill And in true BAT fashion I will attempt to pre answer the usual FAQ’s. Could it be a streetcar? - Needs a detune, street tires and complete wiring loom etc to even come close, but anything is possible as it does have a Ca pink slip. Is there any damage? - There is a crease on the scuttle (where a hood pin let go, bye bye bonnet), plus the usual racing scars. Both the front and rear valences are a little bent, but are the originals and are not too bad. Approx. HP? -Brand new engine never dynoded, but 105+ would be expected. Will I split the spares? -No. Are the graphics removable? - Yes, all vinyl, except the roof, which is painted. It has the wrong trunk? - Possibly, it may be a MKIII but it was on the car. The hood is a replacement, but a MKII skin. Is the roll bar legal? - It is in most places I have raced, this is vintage remember!!!! I have never been asked to change or alter it. - Will I fit in it? I weigh 170lbs and am 6 foot, not a problem, you are basically sitting on the floor anyway. Delivery options? - Buyer pays for delivery of the car and all spares and extra items. Car is located in San Francisco’s bay area, buyer is welcome to come pick it up!!!

History

Constructed from a real S, uncut body still original sheet metal. Raced in Monterey, CSRG, VARA, SCCA fast, clean competative with a recent $10,000 overhaul.

Recent Competition History

CSRG Best prepared - 2005

Performance Data

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