We have featured lots of Minis before but we are pleased to say that this one is a real Cooper S. Yes, the model that served as the platform for one of the most successful rally cars of the period. A real giant killer, the Cooper S is. It is a RHD import converted to LHD and that isn’t as hard as in most cars because the gauges are in the middle. The seller has done a terrific job of keeping it as original looking as possible yet adding things that would enhance the driving experience. Read More
This Mini has been around. Originally, it was sent to Australia in a box called a CKD or completely knocked down. That meant it was to be assembled locally in Australia. Car companies often did that to avoid certain tariffs on assembled vehicles. These CKDs were considered “car parts”. Volvo did the same thing for years with cars destined for the Canadian market. A Cooper is a slightly beefed-up version of the standard Mini. Read More
More information from the Connecticut seller – 1966 Austin Mini Cooper 850 in very nice condition. Original 997cc twin carb engine is shelved. Left hand drive. Excellent yellow paint with black roof and black interior. Excellent chrome. No rust or accident damage. 850cc engine with single SU carb and 4 speed gearbox. Tool kit roll. Alloy wheels with good rubber. Many, many spare parts included in sale – engine and gearbox, extra head, orig red and grey front and rear seats, 2 extra grills, original steel wheels and hubcaps, 2 extra doors, trunk lid, windows, stock steering wheel, electrical parts, suspension parts, and more plus factory manuals and books. Asking $11,000 OBO. Contact Mint direct at email@example.com.
The history of the BMC Mini is long and a bit complicated, and there were many versions produced during the car’s long 40 year run. Clearly Sir Alec Issigonis’ innovative design revolutionized thinking about vehicle design and space utilization. We have a really nice specimen here today. So let’s go through the long list of options – Fresh Air Heater. What more do you need? BTW, have you ever seen one of these originals next to a contemporary BMW Mini?