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997cc Mk1 Mini Cooper

1962 Mini Cooper Mk1 (S) Rally Prepared Registration 314 FXH
Chassis Number: KAZ54/281654
Engine Number: 9FSAH11508
CC: 1380cc
Year of Manufacture: 1961

We were asked if we could prepare a mini cooper for the monte carlo rally (or winter challenge)in 1999, we said yes then found out we only had 7 weeks to do it,with no donor car the pressure was on.A car was found in a barn in peterborough and we were told it had to be built to strict original regulations.The car ran 997 tiny brakes and 997cc engine,it was finished the day before the event started from Brooklands.It completed the event but slowly ,we were told it had to be modified for the next event hence how it is now.

1962 Morris Mini Cooper Mk.I 997cc currently presented in Cooper 'S' specification with a  1380 Mini Speed engine built specialy for it. This money-no-object constructed car was purpose built by us  in 1999. The car was built up for use on Classic rally events and as such has competed in several Winter Rallies, the Classic Marathon and Rally of the Tests. The resulting badges and stickers still proudly adorn the windows, coachwork and driver's door as shown in the photographs. Specification:- Engine : 1380cc Mini Speed engine with steel internals, 286 scatter cam running a single side draft Webber produces a healthy 120bhp. Transmission is a Jack Knight 5 speed dog box with Jack Knight selector and linkage. Brakes are Original Mini Cooper S front disc brakes with larger 4 pot calipers which still fit in the minilite 10"wheels, Mini Fin rear drums, Hi-Lo's, koni shock absorber's and coil springs  Twin fuel tanks, (including the original right hand period tank), twin fuel pumps Full 6 point safety devices roll cage with door bars Sparco kevlar rally seats re-trimmed in black leather with six-point harnesses Heated front and rear screens Full fire system with cut-out and full under body guards.

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