Austin Mini Cooper S Panel Van $22,000
Austin Mini Cooper S Panel Van w/ 1380cc...Quick and Clean! $18k SW Denver area (in Littleton 80128)
Please be aware that this Austin Mini panel van is not a "Mini Cooper" or "Mini Cooper S," but that's what a lot of people call any 'ol Mini. Just wanted to clarify that...
Note: The best deals on classic Minis are often when an owner has invested far more than could be recouped in a sale. This one's a good example of a smart buy: The seller has invested upwards of $36k, but the asking price is almost half that! Bottom line: The seller's loss is your gain!
This very quick, very clean '65 Austin Mini panel van was originally featured in Mini World magazine in March 2002. Since that time, it's been completely stripped, media-blasted and has undergone a bare-shell restoration that included new body panels throughout - and zinc coating to ensure it stays rust-free!
All the best components were used to make this panel van one of the nicest on the road.
Mulberry Red metallic paint. Sportpack wheel arches (ie: "flares) and chromed 13" Sportpack-style alloys w/ wheel locks. Morris Cooper grille. Tinted windows front and rear. Roof-mount antenna. Twin chrome side mirrors. Front-to-back pinstripe accent. Union Jack enamel badging on "A" panels. Rear license mount in diamond-plate aluminum. Chrome drip rail trim.
Immaculate engine bay features 1380cc "fast road" engine by Bill Richards, renowned UK engine builder (w/ performance parts throughout; build specs available on request). Transmission is four-synchro, four-speed "A+ rod-shift" (stronger, smoother-shifting) transmission upgraded with center oil pickup (ie: that prevents oil starvation on hard cornering). Electronic ignition.
Carbs are twin 1.5" SU carbs on alloy intake breathing through low-restriction K&N air filters. LCB exhaust header feeds stainless steel PlayMini system (sounds incredible!) with chrome exhaust tip. Charging system upgraded to alternator. Alloy rocker cover. Upgraded cooling system. Fuel tank replaced. Engine/trans have approximately 1,500 miles since built. Final drive ratio is 3.6:1, so it has quick acceleration and cruises comfortably at freeway speeds.
Alloy door panels and door pulls. Wood dash with twin gloveboxes; wood sport steering wheel. Corbeau Forza racing seats with full harnesses. Load floor has unique Union Jack flag design. Later-model Mini upgrades include more-efficient heater, locking steering column with stalk-mounted horn, later pedal assembly, padded lower dash rail and updated switch panel. Upgraded speedo pod includes water-temperature and oil pressure gauges. Alloy shift knob, gray carpets.
Chassis and Suspension:
Brakes upgraded to 8.4" discs, brake master upgraded to (safer, later model) dual-circuit system: braided stainless brake hoses. New subframes front and rear, including new rubber cones. Fully adjustable suspension includes HiLos, Spax adjustable dampers, negative-camber lower arms in front, negative-camber radius arm brackets in rear.
Paint is in excellent condition, but has 2.5" scratch in roof (see pic). Lots more pics available on request.
Quick and clean, runs and drives excellent - needs nothing but a driver!
Colorado title and current registration.
For out-of-area customers, door-to-door transportation quotes available, along with information about having a thorough independent mechanical evaluation performed on your behalf. Contact us for details.
If you didn't know, these Minis are called many different names, including Austin Mini, Austin Mini Cooper, Austin Mini Cooper S, Morris Mini, Morris Mini Cooper, Morris Mini Cooper S, classic Mini, classic Mini Cooper, classic Mini Cooper S, genuine Mini, Rover Mini, Leyland Mini, Innocenti Mini, Sport Pack, Sportpack and Sportspack. Some of the other models are the Mini pickup, Mini panel / Mini panel van, Mini woodie wagon, Austin Countryman or Morris Traveler. Basically, they are cousins to models such as the Riley Elf, the Wolseley Hornet, Mini Moke, Austin Moke, Morris Moke, Leyland Moke. Does that make sense?