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1974 Austin Mini Cooper SOLD

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Serial Number: N/A
Frame Number: Roll Cage #08 774
Logbook: VSCDA, HSR, SCCA, SVRA, Walter Mitty Vintage Racing Group
Condition: Good
Price:  US $12,500  Currency_Convert
Location: Traverse City, MI
 

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Thinking about entering the 2014 Can-Am Mini Challenge race at Mid-Ohio? Here is a well-sorted VSCDA Group 2, Class M1 Austin Mini backdated to 1967 Cooper S vintage specs. I have owned the car since fall of 2007, and have raced it since 2008 at VSCDA races at Grattan and Gingerman raceways. The car has turned 1:52 laps at the longer Gingerman track and 1:44s at the shorter track; at Grattan its best is 1:34.9. The engine was freshened in the fall of 2012, currently with only 1/2 hour of chassis dyno time. According to the previous owner, the car entered the US through Windsor, Canada. It was first a road car, then it progressed to autocross, and a weekend at the Walter Mitty triggered the conversion to a full-on vintage racer. Here is his description of the car, from the 2007 racecars.com listing: "1974 Austin Mini backdated to 1967 Cooper S vintage specs. I am the 3rd owner of the car and have owned it since 1978. Often run as a 1 liter car with a 998cc engine. This car has been raced with SVRA, HSR, VSCDA, VIR GOLD CUP, JEFFERSON 500, BRIC and VDCA." I’ve done a number of things to the car since buying it. The brake system was converted to dual-circuit with a new master cylinder, the front roll bar was disconnected, and there is a fresh air intake via the headlamp bucket. 2008--new Hardy-Spicer joints and fresh Brian Waters competition axles; 2010--fresh auxiliary radiator; 2011--KAD adjustable rear camber brackets added and the head freshened including new valves; 2012--fresh short block and Fortech Racing windage tray and a fresh clutch with gray diaphragm spring w/7 Enterprises race/rally clutch disc. This car was in the August 2012 VSCDA Vintage au Grattan race weekend, in the same field with two very well-known Minis. You can consult the VSCDA website or MyLaps.com to see how the lap times compared with these two cars and the other 45 cars in the run group. NOTE that the Cool Shirt system is NOT included.

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