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1967 Mini Cooper S

Our 1967 Austin Mini is a rare Cooper S model, and under its sleepy exterior lies original Tartan Red paint, a complete Cooper S drivetrain, and hydrolastic suspension. Our friends ...

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Austin Readers' Rides

Aug 17, 2010 by turbellion
Austin mini

fun car to rally great on gas classic snooper

Oct 06, 2011 by Keith Tanner
Austin Mini

It's non-threatening. Chicks dig it. Kids get the point and laugh at it. It's sooo cuuuute. It's also RHD for that extra little chuckle.

But underneath, it's got a ...

Jul 02, 2011 by Flygirl
Austin Cooper S

A Vintage Mini with SCCA racing history. 1965 Austin Cooper S, LHD and raced since almost new! The BMIHT certificate lists this car as built on April 8th, 1965, and ...

Feb 11, 2011 by fastclown
Austin Minissan ZSX

1962 Austin Mini shell/subframe/bits + 1980’s Nissan 300ZX V6 3.0L (VG30)engine + 1990’s Nissan 300ZX 5 speed transmission + 1991 Nissan 240SX LSD rear end and suspension + Holley 500cfm ...

May 21, 2010 by fastclown
Austin Mini - Minissan ZSX

1962 Austin Mini shell/subframe/bits + 1980’s Nissan 300ZX V6 3.0L (VG30)engine + 1990’s Nissan 300ZX 5 speed transmission + 1991 Nissan 240SX LSD rear end and suspension + Holley 500cfm ...

Apr 02, 2015 by T.J.
1964 Austin Mini Cooper S

1275 cc +0.060" (1330 cc), Engine built by Abacus Racing (thanks Chuck!), HIF-44 carb, LCB header, RC40 exhaust, Aldon Red dizzy, Kent 286 cam, 7.5" Cooper S disks front, Minifin ...

Sep 18, 2010 by Adamsm
Austin MiniBusa

This is my 1979 Mini powered by a 2000 hayabusa powerplant. 180hp / 1430lbs The kit is available through Z-Cars in the UK. Pictures of the build can be found ...

Jul 16, 2009 by Flygirl
1965 Austin Cooper S

A 1965 Austin Cooper S, LHD and raced since almost new! The BMIHT certificate lists this car as built on April 8th, 1965, and dispatched to the dealer in Portland,OR ...

Jul 16, 2009 by brooks
1962 Austin MINI

FULL TUBE CHASSIS, REAR WHEEL DRIVE, FORD COSWORTH 2.3 LT. 240 HP ENGINE, 5 SPEED T-5 GEARBOX, FORD 9 INCH REAR END, COILOVER SUSPENSION, KIRKEY SEATS, AUTOMETER GAUGES, MOMO STEERING ...

Sep 14, 2011 by brooks
1962 Austin MINI

FULL TUBE CHASSIS, REAR WHEEL DRIVE, 2.3 LT. FORD/COSWOTH DURATECH POWERED (240 HP), T-5 TRANSMISSION, FORD 9 INCH REAR END, COIL OVER SUSPENSION, 16 INCH WHEELS WITH NITTO TIRES, KIRKEY ...

Jul 16, 2009 by brooks9339
1962 Austin mini

FULL TUBE FRAME, REAR WHEEL DRIVE, 2.3 LT. COSWORTH DURATECH, T-5 TRANS., 9 INCH REAR END, COIL OVER SUSPENSION, KIRKEY SEATS, AUTOMETER GAUGES, MOMO STEERING WHEEL, FOUR WHEEL DISC. WITH ...

Aug 21, 2011 by smith1380gt
1974 Austin Mini - Integra powered

Started life as a Swedish-market 74 Austin 1275gt with clubman front. As a 1275gt, it came with the 12" wheels and 8.4 inch disc brakes. Most of that stuff is ...

Jul 16, 2009 by dlanier
1936 Austin Seven Pearl Cabriolet

My little Pearl. Pretty much original, but well used. Runs nicely, but need new top and a respray. Interior trim is pretty much gone, and I have a new wiring ...

Nov 28, 2009 by moutard
1968 Austin J4

A Major Project for the car club this is a very rare Austin delivery van. Few Commercials were imported into Canada so to find a left hand drive BMC Van ...

May 29, 2010 by DrBoost
1974 Austin mini 1000

RHD, Stock except for Yoko A008's. Love it!!

Aug 21, 2011 by dpledger1
1959 Austin Mini Super Seven

Targa Newfoundland prepped car. 1380cc, weber 45 dcoe, coilover suspension with rear beam axle

Dec 16, 2012 by ahutson03
1963 Austin Cooper S

1380 RSP Head Twin HS2s HI LOS

Nov 18, 2009 by jvc777
1952 Austin A40 SOMERSET

A GREAT PROJECT, TOO BAD I SOLD IT. ,ALSO SEE MY J-H PROJECTS. JC

Dec 06, 2009 by coljar
1974 Austin Mini

Right hand drive

Jan 22, 2010 by texas65coopers
1965 Austin Cooper S

1965 Austin Cooper S

Jan 22, 2010 by texas65coopers
1965 Austin Cooper S

1965 Austin Cooper S

Feb 11, 2011 by Restoross
1952 Austin A40 Somerset

Powered by a race-prepped 1950cc MGB engine. APT VP-12 cam, rimflow valves ported/polished head with Harland-Sharpe 1.6 roller rockers, 45DCOE-9 weber, tourist trophy SS header and SS exhaust. Backed by ...

Feb 11, 2010 by pippynicky
1966 Austin Cooper S

Red with black roof, 1275 cooper s engine +.040 MG metro cam, std.cooper s 3 speed syncro gearbox except 2.7 diff., twin 1.5 " H4 Special tuning carbs., Std. oil ...

Feb 28, 2011 by rl48mini
1960 Austin mini

vintage racer 1293cc with all the usual go-fast goodies, weber, 3-syncro close ratio gearbox with limited slip, cooper 'S' brakes, hi-lo adjustable suspension, usually Revolution wheels with Yokohama A008,

Jun 27, 2010 by Dan
1976 Austin Mini Cooper

vintage racer

Jul 04, 2010 by rl48mini
1960 Austin mini

vintage racer 1293cc with all the usual go-fast goodies, weber, 3-syncro close ratio gearbox with limited slip, cooper 'S' brakes, hi-lo adjustable suspension, usually Revolution wheels with Yokohama A008

Jul 14, 2011 by aeronca65t
1958 Austin A-35

Vintage race car in the making. AKA, The Flying Teapot. This car is the "grandfather" of the Sprite, so it has a lot of familar design features (to me, at ...

Mar 16, 2011 by macmanron
1966 Austin Cooper S

Austin Mini cooper S

Oct 08, 2011 by LarryBrown
1960 Austin Seven

Yellow 'early 1960 with a later model engine (1293cc) 276 cam,1.3 rockers pertronix dist.cam belt drive,3.44 gears,2 pin diff.rear and front bars,coil springs to replace rubber donuts.Early mercury alum wheels ...

Oct 22, 2011 by DougDW
1965 Austin Mini Cooper S

Car purchased in 1996 and driven since. Motor is a 1.3 L aftermarket

Dec 20, 2011 by dpledger1
1959 Austin Mini

7 port cross flow head. 1380cc. Custom fuel injection and Autronic ECU. Coil over shocks in front. Full cage and rally prep. Competitor in Targa Newfoundland

Dec 27, 2011 by noodle
1972 Austin Clubman

1100 CC of Rusty Australian Power

Apr 26, 2012 by ALFREDSTA
1964 Austin Mini Cooper S

Current Project

Jul 01, 2012 by wworks
1968 Austin Mini panel van

Long term project, bit of a mess when started, discovered it was a ex telephone van from Canada. Hope to have it road worthy soon.

Mar 06, 2018 by VaguelyRandom
1975 Austin Mini 1000

1975 Austin Mini 1000. Easily my favorite car.

Feb 12, 2013 by jazzop
1967 Austin Cooper S

Yes, an original MkI Cooper S with BMH Certificate Almond Green, Old English White Roof, Dove Grey Interior Currently running a 1275cc A+ motor to preserve original power unit

Jan 02, 2013 by Lunatic
1970 Austin Mini Cooper, "The Lunatic"

So named because everyone called me a Lunatic for doing what I did. I started with a fairly rust free Mini Cooper, striped it to a bare body and built ...

Jan 08, 2013 by 85Canuck
1976 Austin Mini

In process

Jan 16, 2013 by Flygirl
1965 Austin Cooper S

Latest project car at Toybox Racing! Due for a complete restoration, with a planned debut race at the 2014 Can-Am Mini Challenge Race at Mid-Ohio.

Mar 31, 2013 by danielmms
1964 Austin Mini Cooper S 1071cc

Tartan red, black roof, red/silver interior

Mar 31, 2013 by danielmms
1964 Austin Moni Cooper S 1071cc

Tartan red, black roof, red/silver interior twin fuel tanks, oil cooler, close ratio gearbox, sump guard purchased from original owner, was dealer demonstrater car

Jul 28, 2015 by danielmms
1964 Austin Mini Cooper S 1071cc

Tartan red, black roof, red/silver interior, twin fuel tanks, oil cooler, close ratio gearbox, sump guard, purchased from original owner 12 years ago, just finished complete restoration June 1st. already ...

Sep 27, 2015 by EvanB
1974 Austin Mini

1974 Mini 1000, rhd. Purchased from DrBoost, intended as an occasional daily driver and all around fun car.

Jun 04, 2013 by minirally
1980 Austin mini race

mini austin race,carbon fiber body,toyota 20 valves engine,rear wheel drive,close ratio TRD, 4.30 limited slip, 11 inch front tiburon race brake,full roll cage,2:1 quick steering, 15 inch rim with R1R ...

Nov 14, 2013 by minirally
1978 Austin race mini

it is a little Frankenstein car!! :-) just for fun, a part list of modification i do. Frame from a 1982 sedan corolla,front suspension,drop spindle with 350lbs-inch coil,with rear mr2 ...

Nov 27, 2013 by RHSmith
1965 Austin Mini Countryman

Fully restored/modified with1380cc engine, front discs,rear cooper drums and brake booster. Also custom wheel flares(wood in rear) with 10in Mini-lites.

Dec 23, 2013 by jabos7
1973 Austin Mini MK III

Work in progress!

Jan 22, 2014 by carnellm
1966 Austin Vanden Plas Princess 1100

Right hand drive, only about 31,000 original miles. Imported from the UK in 2002.

Aug 08, 2014 by Ben Alaska
1967 Austin Mini Countryman

1967 Austin Mini Countryman. Not top-show quality but all-in-all an pretty good condition.

Feb 06, 2015 by v6mini
1983 Austin Mini Cooper

The car has a mid-engined v6 and is rear wheel drive. It uses a modified Acura CL 3.2l Type S engine (300 hp) and the related 6 speed LSD manual ...

Feb 07, 2015 by v6mini
1983 Austin Mini Cooper

This car has been modified to a mid-engined, V-6, rear wheel drive monster. It looks stock from the outside but inside lurks a 3.2l Acura Type s engine with a ...

May 13, 2015 by Deki
1967 Austin Mini

Former 1975 Canadian MK3 mini, re-shelled into a 1967 MK1 body, with a 1312cc twin-carb a-series, 'S' brakes and hodge-podge interior

Oct 06, 2015 by mayfair87
1987 Austin Mini Mayfair

998cc, RHD, auto, all original

Nov 05, 2016 by lotusseven7
1980 Austin Mini

I bought a bare Mini 1000 shell out of upstate NY in hopes of building a fun Cooper S replica. After LOTS of metal fabrication, here's what I ended up ...

Feb 03, 2018 by BFH_Garage
1980 Austin Mini 1000

Fun little around town toy

Jun 04, 2018 by SLGGR
1975 Austin Mini Clubman 1275GT

Fully restored Clubman Mini that’s been converted to a mid engine RWD with a 2002 Acura type S 3.5L v6 with an M90 Eaton supercharger mounted atop. 6 speed Accord ...

Jun 10, 2017 by lotus026
1965 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275

Car

Dec 17, 2018 by JohnInKansas
1964 Austin Mini

Working a sport bike engine transplant.

Feb 03, 2019 by Jumper K Balls (Trent)
1976 Austin Mini 1000

76 Canadian market mini 1000. Suspension is hilos with camber arms. 7.5" disc brakes up front with later wider drums out back. Custom widened 60's 10" cooper s reverse wheels ...

Austin Ran When Parked

Found a Austin in Fort MacLeod, AB on June 5, 2008

Austin A125 Sheerline with a 3995 cc OHV straight six engine. About 8000 made. Right hand drive with British plates (MKL 933).

Found a Austin in Near Atlanta, GA on Oct. 16, 2008

Found this one on my way to the Italian Car Day in GA. Old Autsin American on a pole.

Found a Austin in Hampton, VA on Aug. 16, 2009

A friend of mine was flagged down while driving his daily driven mini and asked if he wanted to buy another one. This is what he saw. Lots and lots of rust.

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