1971 Mini Cooper S Mark 3
(Featured on 15th February 2012)
Registration: ATL 960L
Sellers original description:
Mini Cooper S Mk3.
I have spent the last 3 years restoring this beautiful car. It has had many new panels and, as you can see, a lovely coat of Bedouin paint.
The subframes have been completely reconditioned.
All of the suspension has been reconditioned: polyflex bushes all-round, high-lows and adjustable camber and bottom arms. This means that you can make him as comfortable or as sporty as you wish.
If you are looking for a Mini Cooper S that is exactly as it came off the production line, then unfortunately this is not the car for you. If however you want a Cooper S that has incredible period modifications, that is fun to own and drive on modern roads, then look no further!
Very detailed history of work carried out.
The Specification is as follows:
This is a quick overview of the spec as there is far to much to list, ask me a question or come and view it if you wish to know more.
Engine work done by Oselli, personally built by Ralph Saunders when he worked there - the best Mini Miglia builder who now owns Pitstop Racing.
74mm Overbore to give 1400cc
Steel Crank, lightened and balanced
Stage 4 Head
Center main strap
Maniflow LCB Manifold
Maniflow Single Box Exhaust
Gearbox Built By Pitstop Racing
Straight Cut Close Ratio 3 Syncro
Central Oil Pick-up
KAD Quick Shift
Suspension Set up and corner weighted at Pitstop Racing
Hard Compound Cones
Ajustable Bottom Arms
Adjustable Camber Arms
Rear Camber Brackets
Wheels and Tyres:
10" Minilite Wheels
Yoko 032 Road Legal Cut Slicks (Very Grippy)
All panels that have been replaced are genuine, from Heritage in Witney Oxfordshire.
New Roof Panel.
New R\H Wing.
New A Panels Left and Right.
New Boot Floor.
Any rust was removed from the body by replacing the whole panel, there aren't any patches or filler on this car. It was then stripped back to bare metal and primed and undercoated, then finished off in 4 very nice coats of Bedouin (BLVC 4), which is a rare MK3 Cooper S colour.