Mini Cooper Mk1 Rally car
Mini Cooper Mk1 Rally car
Technical Specification

Mark & Model Mini Cooper Mk1 Rally car
Year 1967
Registration plate UK & Gsy
Chassis Number KA2S4968485
Engine Number 9FDSAH23854
Engine Capacity 998cc
Transmissions Manual
Mileage 33157
Body style Saloon
Interior color Grey / Black
Exterior color Red/White
Seating capacity Four
Wheels and Tyres Steel
Asking Price £27,950
The Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper debuted in September 1961. The 848 cc (51.7 cu in) engine from the Morris Mini-Minor was given a longer stroke to increase capacity to 997 cc (60.8 cu in) increasing power from 34 to 55 bhp (25 to 41 kW).[23] The car featured a race-tuned engine, twin SU carburettors, a closer-ratio gearbox and front disc brakes, uncommon at the time in a small car. One thousand units of this version were commissioned by management, intended for and designed to meet the homologation rules of Group 2 rally racing. The 997 cc engine was replaced by a shorter stroke 998 cc unit in 1964. In 1962, Rhodesian John Love became the first non-British racing driver to win the British Saloon Car Championship driving a Mini Cooper. Min Coopers have continued in competition ever since Sales of the Mini Cooper were; 64,000 Mark I Coopers with 997 cc or 998 cc engines.
First registered as OLB 697E in April 1967, this was an original Mk1 Cooper which formed the basis for a documented restoration project in the late 1990’s resulting in a Cooper equipped for Historic Rallies by the Allbon family, who ultimately took part with the car in the Monte Carlo Classic Rally. The interior was fitted with a full-length dash, with additional instruments, a Halda Speed Pilot and Heuer stop watches, Cobra sports seats, twin fuel tanks, rear spot light, and roll cage.
The body shell was completed stripped and panel replaced, a replacement 998 engine was sourced and rebuilt, the detail of which is provided in the history file
Restored as a Historic Rally Cooper, with period instruments, original pattern interior and Cobra competition seats
Mechanically the car is excellent restored condition, full details of the engine rebuild and specification can be found within the history file, with further details to follow.
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