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A road legal competition winning Rover Mini Cooper with amazing provenance.
All steel reinforced body shell with quick release lightweight bonnet and grille, fibreglass boot skin, FIA approved safety devices 6 point roll cage, RGA arch spats, OMP race seat with Willans harness, OMEX shift light and rev limiter, oil pressure lamp, manual cooling fan override with LED ‘on’ light, Facet Silver Top electric fuel pump, Race high torque starter-motor, fully strengthened and seam welded subframe, heavy duty engine steady, gas spax adjustable shocks, Cooper ‘S’ braking system with Goodridge braided lines. Brief Engine Spec: 1380cc offset bored fully balanced race engine, Omega pistons, MED Engineering lightweight race cylinder head (No: 1506 click here), competition oil pump, Kent 296 race cam, Aldon competition distributer with electric ignition, Webber 45 on a Maniflow 5” steel inlet, Race high-torque starter, light alloy radiator and cooling system.
This exhilarating genuine Mini Cooper looks every part the competition machine whilst retaining all the charm and period feel of the classic Mini. Finished in the original factory colour of British Racing Green (code HNA) with original Old English White on the roof, the presentation is excellent with a deep polished shine. Structurally perfect with absolutely no corrosion to the panels, this incredible example has been prepared to an impeccable standard. The lightweight bonnet and fibreglass boot skin provide a hint towards the epic credentials of this purpose built competitor, and the championship and branded decals relate to the events competed in and the equipment fitted. The rear bumper is slightly misshapen and displays a small ding to the corner edge, born possibly from some overzealous competitiveness! The RCA arch spats along with quick release panels and many other competition components further cement the incredible devotion towards the build and the resulting awesome achievement. A true successful contender.
Upon entering the cockpit of this marvellous Mini, you are instantly exposed to the dedicated mind-set towards the creation of a successful machine. The snug and ultra-supportive OMP race seat and Willans harness secure the driver tightly and safely. Once positioned in the race seat, the driver is surrounded by the full FIA approved 6 point roll cage, (bolted through welded strengthening floor plates), fire extinguisher and a plethora of competition dials and controls offering an insight to the incredible driving experience in store. All purposeful equipment and controls have been neatly installed to a professional standard including the Omex shift indicator and rev limiter next to the oil pressure lamp designed illuminate if the pressure drops below 30psi. A perfect balance of competition equipment with original design has been met with the factory fitted passenger seat and rear bench remaining in place. The original dashboard, lightweight carpet set, door cards and headlining are all in excellent order. Utterly exhilarating.
ENGINE, TRANSMISSION & SUSPENSION
A no expense spared mechanical build in order to prepare fully for competition sprints and hill climbs is simply mind blowing! The Stage 3 1380cc bored and fully balanced unit, (an invoice for this costing thousands alone) produces 146bhp at the flywheel and has an 11.5/1 compression ratio. A full straight cut 4-speed gearbox with straight cut drop gears and an ultra-light fly wheel and paddle clutch means the performance is nothing short of epic! To cope with the power a 4-pin differential and Salisbury LSD with a 3.9/1 ratio has been installed. GAZ SPAX adjustable shocks offer a tailor made handling package to further enhance this cars awesome characteristics and capabilities. Beautifully assembled and with successful competing credentials, this brilliant Mini Cooper is sensational.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Genuine 10in Minilite alloy wheels are in pristine order and shod in quality soft compound Yokohama Advan 165/70 R10 tyres with masses of tread remaining. A perfect combination of unrivalled levels of grip whilst still allowing the element of fun when really pushed. A complete Cooper’S’ braking system with Goodridge braided lines completes the package and offers sharp and assured stopping power to match the performance.
Registered new on 5th April 1991 by Rover Main Dealers Mungo Graham of Workington, the history file for this Mini Cooper is phenomenal, both for the vehicles early years as a standard car as well as a fully documented build for the car as you see it today. The A5 plastic wallet houses the original service books displaying stamped entries as well as all handbooks and point of sale documentation. The mileage displayed of 53,885 can be traced through MOT certificates present from the cars third birthday.
In 2002 the vehicle was purchased by Leslie and Steve English, known very well as successful contenders in the sprint and hill climb competition series as ‘The English Brothers’. Work began at this time on the Mini to build the ultimate machine for competing in various events with the majority of the work carried out whilst competing throughout 2004-2007. A separate history file contains many print outs of sprint and hill climb events competed in by The English Brothers including the successes achieved in the car. In 2011 the car was purchased by renowned Patrick Mortimer, a champion in the Mini Cooper Challenge Series as a present for his wife who was a huge fan of the original Mini. She now races in the Modern Mini Cooper Challenge.
The colossal history file contains countless receipts and invoices throughout the build since 2002 to date. Illustrating the exhaustive list of components which serve as to highlight the thousands of pounds spent on this amazing creation and the impeccable standard to the work carried out. Every inch a professional and formidable competitor with the added benefit of being road legal.
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