This is a Mark 2 Mini with a Cooper S engine. We got the car from a restorer in Kentucky, freshly painted in a non-stock but stunning metallic royal blue with all the floor and trunk welding complete. It’s completely rust free. We assembled the car and completed the restoration. The interior is really nice and the new two-stage paint shines beautifully!
Most importantly, this car screams! Header and 1.5 inch (larger) twin SU carbs are fit, and the car pulls very nicely. Idle is smooth, this is a very street-friendly car that’s quite user-friendly and easy to drive. Front disk brakes stop the car extremely well. This one puts a smile on my face with every shift! This is a very clean and quick Mini that’s tons of fun.
Recent 145 sr 10 Khumho tires are fit, with surprisingly good grip and a very correct look. Oil pressure and temperature is excellent-I have posted a picture that shows great oil pressure at about 55 MPH/3000 RPM with a warm engine, and the temperature right where you want to see it. The 1275s engine is very strong. A fully synchronized four-speed transmission (1968 would be the first year for a fully synchronized gearbox) is also a dream, with great synchros and smooth shifting. Hydraulics are all new. Ride quality is quite nice on an original hydrolastic system.
This is stunner and a whole lot of vintage Mini fun for $21,995. Call 203-561-6929 or email for more details!