1962 Mini Cooper Mk1 S Rally Prepared
(Featured on 18th December 2011)
Registration: 314 FXH
Sellers original description:
1962 Mini Cooper Mk1 (S) Rally Prepared Registration 314 FXH
Chassis Number: KAZ54/281654
Engine Number: 9FSAH11508
Year of Manufacture: 1962
First registered in London on 13 June 1963 For sale is a superbly prepared 1962 Morris Mini Cooper Mk.I 997cc currently presented in Cooper 'S' specification with a throaty 1380 Mini Speed engine fitted. This money-no-object constructed car was purpose built by William Birrell of Motorvation Classic Cars in Sarrat, Hertfordshire 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: Freshly built since the cars last event in late 2004 is a Jack Knight 5 speed dog box with Jack Knight selector and linkage. Brakes: Original Mini Cooper S front disc brakes, Mini Fin rear drums, Hi-Lo shock absorber units and fully adjustable suspension • Twin fuel tanks, (including the original right hand period tank), twin fuel pumps • Full 6 point safety devices roll cage with door bars • Sparco 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.
'314 FXH' will also be supplied with its original 997cc matching numbers engine and gearbox which can be swapped in for pre-63 events.
Unlike the existing 1380cc unit which is only one event old.
Complete with official Heritage Certificate.
Original buff logbook.