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1963 Austin Mini Cooper S w/Works Options Alum. Panels Monte Carlo History

For sale: 1963 Mini Classic Mini Cooper S MKI

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Item location:
Costa Mesa, California, United States
Classic Mini
Cooper S MKI
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1963 Austin Mini Cooper S “Rallye” 1295cc

Competed in Monte Carlo Historique

Rare Factory Works Components

Aluminum Doors, onnet, amp; Boot

Stock #0714 VIN # CA2S7409936

2,732 Miles on Odometer

Less than 100 Miles on Fresh Drivetrain

Old English White (Code WT-3) on Surf Blue (Code BU-35) Exterior

Powder Blue / Gold Brocade Grey Interior

4-Speed Manual Gearbox with Limited Slip Diff.

Clean and Clear California title

Part of a Museum Collection

Monte Carlo Historique Rallye History

Built to FIA Rally Specifications with FIVA Identity Card

By the mid 1960’s, ini Coopers were dominating the European rally scene. With three victories at Monte Carlo (back to back in 1964 and 1965), hese pint size racers were formidable competitors. Their lightweight and decent power combined with great reliability made them a popular choice among drivers. Finding original Cooper Works cars is nearly impossible and even original Cooper S examples are becoming scarcer. To not only have an original Cooper S with loads of rare early Works components, ut also history at the Monte Carlo Historique is a ticket to all kinds of exciting world wide exclusive vintage auto events.

Although we do not know the specifics of this Mini’s early life, e have a suspicion that it might have been involved in rally racing back in the 60’s. There are too many unique components that were usually reserved for Works or competition cars. Furthermore, any of the early Cooper S features like original upholstery/carpet, 20mph speedo, hrome trim, heels (off car), adging, tc. are mostly unrestored. Highlights of unique early/vintage elements to this historic car include:

Aluminum bonnet, oors, nd boot lid

Reinforced rocker box subframe section and jacking points

Aluminum sump guard

4 vintage Lucas auxiliary driving lights

Vintage Lucas rear light

BMC mudflaps

Extra set of Cooper S wheels with Kingston Rally tires mounted

Plexiglas side and rear windows

Plexiglas headlamp covers with leather straps

Dual Cooper fuel tanks

Rally seats by Restall (extremely rare)

Pair of Smith stopwatches

Halda Tripmaster

Halda Speedpilot

Works 120mph speedometer and 10k rpm tachometer

Works windscreen heater

Anti-mist rear window screen

Map reading light

Copilot vintage mirror

Redundant controls for copilot

2” LCB exhaust manifold and special Works exhaust system

45mm full roll cage

Switch extenders

This Cooper S was completely restored and prepared for the 2002 Monte Carlo Historique Rally. It has not been driven in any other events since then and has mostly been a showpiece. It was imported to the U.S. in 2009 when the current owners purchased it. The owners are avid vintage vehicle collectors specializing in historical racecars. The have been participating for decades at the Monterey Historics as well as other exclusive vintage race events around the country. Besides using this Mini around the pits, heir ultimate goal was to take the car back to Europe and continue racing in events there. Since this Mini had all the right papers and history, hey thought it would be perfect.

Their first goal was to make sure everything mechanically was in tiptop shape. So, hey hired one of the best – Huffaker Engineering, nc. of Sonoma, A. Joe Huffaker was a 6+ time SCCA National Champion in a vintage Mini Cooper and is known for building not only the fastest vintage racers, ut also some of the most reliable. He is not inexpensive, ut he is one of the best. In total, ver $15,000 was invested less than 100 miles ago rebuilding the drivetrain and other repairs.

Highlights of the mechanical/drivetrain restoration include:

Top and bottom (full) engine rebuild

1275 block bored +20

New pistons with custom pins

New pushrods

Carillo rods

Race prepped Leyland 649 camshaft

New main, od, am, nd thrust bearings

New high capacity water pump

High flow radiator and fan

Rework crankshaft

New valves, eals, prings, nd lifters

Rebuilt twin 1-1/2” SU carburetors with TR2/4 air filters

12G940 race cylinder head with 37mm inlet and 29mm exhaust valves

Sureflow precision oil pump

Oil cooler

Aldon ignition unit and distributor

Straight cut close ratio 4 synchro gearbox with magnetic oil pick up filter

1:1 straight cut drop gears

Salisbury Mk II 3.9 limited slip

Dual solid-state competition fuel pumps (controlled by driver toggle switch)

65-amp alternator wired for 600 watts of light

Cooper S disc brakes front and rear

Adjustable Koni dampers

Hi/Lo ride adjusters

Negative camber link arms

Soft blue spring conversion kit

New ball joints

This Mini looks as good as it drives. The paint and body are in very good condition with minor signs of use. The trim and Plexiglas appear to be original or excellent older parts. The real Minilites wear Yokohama A008 tires with near full tread. The interior is in equally nice condition with what appears to be mostly original upholstery, arpet, nd headliner. All the gauges function properly and light up at night (including the Haldas and stopwatches). Even the interior dome light works. This is a functional vintage rally Mini Cooper that is turnkey and ready for any vintage event.

Of course, he best part is the way it drives. It feels extremely light and nimble. The combination of increased power and custom gearbox provides excellent power with nice low-end torque. The steering is extremely precise and shifting is very smooth and easy. The pedal position is perfect for easy heal/toe work. The brakes are not only responsive, ut have excellent pedal feel. In total, his set up inspires driving confidence.

Rarely do we see this high level prepared vintage FAI competition rally cars available in North America.

This Mini comes with the original wheels with vintage rally tires, riginal factory front grill cover (for cold weather driving), riginal trunk board, intage racing/importation documentation, nd recent drivetrain rebuild receipts.

If you have any questions, lease do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

For tons of photos, o to: www.AutoKennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, ritten or implied. In some cases, he vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, he above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

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