This MK I mini is receiving a rebuilt 1275 engine and a rebuilt rod change gearbox. It has a clean title and low miles. The current owners are unsure of what exactly this Mk I is as there is no VIN to decode, just titled of the body tag. By decoding these tags, they have determined it is in fact a Cooper. It is fitted with an original looking 130mph speedometer and fitted with hydrolastic suspension.
The outside is finished in an iris blue and white roof. The current owners almost want to claim the paint as original as it has some modest fading on the boot and looking at the hinges, some rust has shown through without any primer or filler. The body has some areas with rust poking through, but for the cars age, it is not abnormal. Replacement of the hinges and some panels can refresh everything. The glass is all intact without issues. The wheels are a chrome minilite style with newer Falken FK-07E tires.
The interior is a little mixed up. The dash is utilizing an ash-wood bezel and is fitted with a red motolita racing wheel. The rear seat appears to be a later type basic seat, with the fronts being older cloth cobras. The fabric does have some tears in it. The cream colored door cards and headliner are in great shape.
Under the bonnet will be one of two things, if you opt for the roller, it will have nothing! If you would like the owners to fit their fully rebuilt power unit, this mini will be powered by a 1275 Pre A-Plus engine, utilizing a twin HS2 set up just as a Cooper would have. Coupled that to an A-Plus Rod Change gearbox, and you have one good powerplant! It will be painted MOWOG green and made to look relatively standard, unless requested differently ahead of time. They can also build the engine to your standards before it is installed.
Please Note The Following
**Vehicle Location is at our clients home and Not In Cadillac, Michigan.
**We do have a showroom with about 25 cars that is by appointment only