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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1967 Morris Mini Cooper S

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1967 MORRIS MINI COOPER S, MK1 One of a kind and Winner of the Personal Choice Award for MK1, 2016! This car has been in my family for over 43 years. It was built in England (I have the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust). Built and shipped to a dealership in Germany, sold to a military guy who brought it over to the States in the late ’60s. My older brother bought it in 1973. I had a total restoration, completely stripped and painted in 2003. It is solid and has no rust. Always been driven in the South. The underside looks as good as the outside. The motor runs strong and transmission have been completely gone through (2016) less than 7K miles ago by Heritage Garage in Costa Mesa, CA. I’ve have maintained by changing out the fluids and tried to use Ethanol free 91+ fuel when ever possible. It is a very dear car to me and I hate to let it go, but have a business venture I want to pursue. Like to see someone enjoy it as much as I have…definitely a head turner, and good luck getting away from the gas station or grocery store in a hurry…:)

My mission was to make the ‘BEST’ Cooper S possible with attn. to detail, sparing no expense, using today’s upgraded parts, technology and much help from not only my own experience but many others! Too much to mention. Being an older ’67 Cooper S (50 years next year!), and the history of this vintage car, I felt the value will only go up and worth the investment. Just wanted to do what it takes to do it ‘Right’. The car was taken down to bare metal and painted blue/white with white bonnet strips in 2003. The painted white top has a Union Jack Flag (decal) also, painted white strips on bonnet. The rocker panels & floor boards where replaced at that time. The paint is great shape with a few chips from the highway. This Mini has a 1967 Morris Mini Cooper S motor, a 1275 (.060 oversize) w/ the ‘S’ head. Rebuilt this year by Heritage Garage in Costa Mesa, CA. (Summer 2016). I enjoy driving it just about every day. I have broken down the list below of all items to make it easy to see. I think the list will speak for itself and makes it one of a kind. I have tried to think of everything possible to tell you to represent it properly. Thank you for looking, and please let me know if you have any questions.

Cooper ‘S’, Twin Tanks (relined & sealed ’16), Cooper S front disc & 1275 motor bored .060 over.

Engine & Compartment:

1275 ‘S’ Motor and Head (bored .060 oversize)

Performance APT billet 266 camshaft timed at 105 degrees

Corrected stroke on previously standard/standard EN40B crankshaft

ARP main stud with custom center strap

Re-sized S rods with ARP rod bolts

All necessary components statically and dynamical balanced

ARP 11 stud head kit

Overhauled supplied performance cylinder head with new valve guides

Assembled with Cometic 0.090″ gasket to keep compression under 10.0.1

New – water pump, oil pump, roller rocker arms, valves, journals, pistons, & rings.Alternator, coil, spin-on oil filter, fuel pump, LCB headers, Monza twin exhaust, glass pac, fast-new starter, new radiator (’16), external fan, twin SU 1-1/4 carbs (’16), New Slave Cyl., Master Brake/Clutch, new belt, hoses, electronic ignition, use 20/50 Castrol Oil, ZDD additive, chg’d every 3K, coolant Pentrofrost SF Antifreeze, DOT3 Castrol Brake fluid, 91+ Octane no-ethanol fuel only. New Clutch, pressure plate, oil cooler, New Distributor Cap and 8mm wires, oil cooler.


Heritage (’16) re-view and replaced w/ Upgraded to center oil pick

Twin pin differential for strength and 3.1 final drive gear set better highway use.


New Hi-low with rubber cones (’16)

New GAZ Shocks (’16)

New bushings (’16)

New Adjustable Tie-rod Ends

New ball joints (’16)

New steering MK1 rack(’16)

New Knuckle U-joints


New MK111 servo brake booster

‘S’ Front Disc/Rear Drum (rear Mini Fins)

New brake master cylinder


Custom painted Red ‘S’ with ‘gun metal gray’ GB 10″ wheels, 008 Yokohama (6″x10) tires

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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