This is a very nice, rust free 1991 Rover Mini Cooper that has had an extensive Mk I conversion done. It is made to look like a Mk I Rally Austin Cooper S. This vehicle was imported from Japan, and is an original RHD car. This is a very quick mini, with the original 1275 bored over to a 1320. It is fitted with a Weber 40DCOE, headers, "S" 7.5 slotted power brakes, and a 4-speed Rod Change gearbox. It is fitted with a switch controlled auxiliary electric fan, so it stays cool. It cruises on the freeway, and scoots around town. It does have a clean, Arizona title and it only has 29,000 miles on it.
The very well done exterior conversion includes a swing down license plate with the proper Mk I lights, front mustache trim and whiskers, correct badging, twin white bonnet stripes, and a period "Monte Carlo" style roof rack. Also fitted are a faux secondary fuel tank with a matching "Monza" cap, and a quick release grille, which makes servicing a breeze. All this sits on Bridgestone SF-248 145SR10 tires with 10" Baby Moon steel wheels. Also fitted are the popular JDM wing mirrors and chrome edge stripping on the sills and arch lines. Quad fog lamps have been fitted also, along with faux door hinges.
The interior is styled after a Mk 1, including the magnolia smiths centre clocks, and parcel shelf. It has an aftermarket radio with sound system and 12v auxiliary power point for your phone charger or GPS hidden under the dash. Seats have just been reupholstered in cream and are fitted with seat extenders. Covered in red velvet colored carpet. The rear seat seats 2 comfortably. The current owner has had 6 people in this car and it handled it just fine. Also fitted are opening Quarter glass, which makes it nice and cool in the summer.
This car has been very well maintained, has just been serviced, and has had many new parts fitted including: new steering rack (a very expensive repair), new spark plugs, rebuilt carburetor, new radiator, new radiator cap, new thermostat.