Hot Rod: ’66 Mini Cooper “S”
The “S” is in quotes because this isn’t a real “S” but one heck of Mini regardless. It is a ’66 Austin Mini MK II with a huge personality transformation. It is equipped with a hot 1275cc motor coupled to a ’85 4-speed. The suspension was converted to dry from wet and is fully adjustable. The brakes were upgraded with an S booster and “the best components”. Everything got some attention including the headlights and horn. The interior has racing buckets and they look pretty good to us. The Mini has some provenance issues with some previous minor damage to the front but all of that appears to cured with the build. A few things need attention but nothing serious. Minis are pretty small so it is a good idea to paint them bright colors like this yellow car. The seller is asking $20 grand and that may seem like a lot of money but if you add up all of the work and upgrades perhaps you couldn’t duplicate it for this price. If you are a Mini expert, your opinion is welcome. Click here for the listing.