Market Finds: Fresh Mini Cooper is Ready for Fun!

Fresh Mini Cooper is Ready for Fun!

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
February 26, 2014
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The car: 1969 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk2

Price: £28,000 (Buy it Now)

Location: West Midlands, UK

Original Ad: Click Here

This is our first classified ad of a Mini Cooper but it surely won’t be our last (although we did just feature a design review). Besides its intrinsic qualities, looking good and having a huge interior for such a tiny car, Austin Minis have a robust history in competition and car culture. Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis as Britain’s peoples car, it was primarily marketed as a economical car that could fit a family of four. Luckily, this meant a small and light car that people soon discovered was very fun race. Anyone that has driven a classic Mini knows they really do handle like go-karts. Although Minis were successful in professional road racing in the 1960s, their true racing glory exists in the overall wins at the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965, and 1967 against much larger and more expensive cars.

This particular Mini was made in the UK as it should have been (no disrespect to Italy, where a version was also built) and was restored not long ago to better than new specs. It is painted in classic British Racing Green with Minilite wheels so it looks the part of a real racer on the outside but performs better than any 1960s Mini as it has adjustable shocks, 4 pot brake calipers and a pin differential. Original 1960s seats are neither supportive nor safe (no headrests) so this car has been updated with modern seats tastefully finished in green and cream colored leather. This car comes with a Heritage Certificate. We don’t think it will be on the market for long so check out the ad quick.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.  

 

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Sandra Thomas
Sandra Thomas

I’ve loved these cars since I was a teenager. MUCH older now. MUCH! OLDER! Here in Texas, I’d be the only one for miles around with this. Got a box small enough to put it in? I have a 2006 hardtop and I adore it…best little car I’ve ever had. Runs ring around the old man’s Corvette (not running). Thanks for the look-see!

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

What a nice Mini Cooper and of course you cant beat that color either. It just seems fitting for the British pocket rocket. Also the addition of the modern seats should add a touch of comfort for this go kart

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Cool car but strong money for a Mini Cooper