Wed, 21st Mar 2018 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 44

1967 Austin Mini Cooper

Sold for £28,125

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: OML276E
Chassis No: CA2S71029001A

- Fiesta Yellow with Old English White roof

- Stunning restored example

- Road legal but prepared with competition in mind

In long term ownership between 1991 and 2015, OML 276E regularly competed in sprints and hill climbs all over the UK until the early 2000s. In 2009, the decision was taken to carry out a full restoration, the stunning result of which can be seen today.

In 2011 respected specialists, Somerford Mini, restored the bodyshell at a cost of £12,578. Work included new inner sills, new windscreen apertures, new rear wings and re-skinning of the driver's door. The roll cage was fabricated by Andy Robinson Race Cars to full FIA / MSA specification including beautifully sculpting the door pockets around the cage, before the car was painted in period shade Fiesta Yellow with Old English White roof.

Current specification includes: 1380cc engine, twin 1.5" HS4 SU carburettors, MED Ram intake, Stage 3 Swiftune cylinder head ,Swiftune SW10 camshaft, lightened & polished conrods, cross-drilled crankshaft, Mini Superlight flywheel & steel back plate, AP racing clutch plate & cover, Cooper S 4 synchro gearbox with Hardy Spicer output shafts, straight cut transfer gears by MED, 3.9 Final Drive, large capacity bespoke aluminium radiator, Maniflow RCM exhaust system, LCB manifold, high-torque starter, 20-litre Jaz foam-filled tank, Mini Spares 10" Rose Petal wheels, Tarox discs and 4-pot callipers, adjustable suspension, Kent Auto Developments rear anti roll bar, Sparco steering wheel, single Cobra bucket seat and 4-point safety harness. Weighing in at only c.600kgs (wet) it has Lexan windows and a laminated front screen.

Since its completion in 2013, 'OML 276E' has been used sparingly on the road and for track days and has not been raced. 'OML 276E' comes with a detailed history file, documenting much expenditure.

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