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1972 Mini Cooper Vtech Engine on 2040-cars

Year:1972 Mileage:5400 Color: hinged doors

Friendsville, Tennessee, United States

Friendsville, Tennessee, United States

This is a VTEC conversion I had built. I wanted to be able to surprise some people on The Dragon (near my home).  And I wanted to build a classic Mini that I could drive on the interstate in comfort. I installed A/C and Cruise control. This is a drivers car, not perfect, presentable enough to go to cruise in's. I Have taken it to many Mini meets, and shows.  I started with a rust free 1972 Mini imported from Australia. For those not in the know, these cars had exterior hinged doors, roll up windows, and vent windows (very rare in a Mini). I wanted  to keep the car RIGHT HAND STEERING, so I purchased the MTK package. The  items from Minitec include- wide wheel fender flairs, A/C, front and rear braided brake hoses, aluminum engine mounts, super brakes, MK1 mounting kit, MTK Package, K wiring harness, Flip front end kit, racing petal kit, rear coil over sub frame kit. This was a cost of $10,874. Other items purchased were- Honda K20 2A engine (used with less than 40K miles) and 6 speed transmission w/ limited slip, Cost of $3500. Wheels and tires, cost $1000. Dakota Digital dash and cruise control, cost $700. K Pro programmable ECU, cost $1200. Donor car, cost $6000 . Paint, cost $3000. Seats from a Honda Prelude, cost $300. I have spent more than $26,174 in parts for this car.  

I have driven this car for 4 years. It has traveled 5400 miles since it was put together.

The unfinished parts are

The underside of the front end and the boot have Not been painted.

The back seat is still original.

There has been No stereo installed, there are speakers in the back.

I have Not built a console around the shifter.

This car is a driver, if the winning bidder wants to fly to the Knoxville, TN. airport I will meet them to drive it home.

Shipping is the responsibility of the winning bidder. I will assist with loading.

There is no warranty implied or given.

$500 non-refundable deposit by paypal within 48 hours. With remainder by bank transfer or cash, cleared before the car will be released.

My reserve is less than half what I've put into it in parts.

Call 865-310-9584 during normal hours Eastern Time if you have questions.  

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Upcoming Mini 5-door hatch spied in the snow

Mon, 17 Feb 2014

We are about to get a flood of new Mini models now that the new 2014 model is officially out. In just the past few months, we've seen spy shots of the next-generation John Cooper Works and so-called Traveler crossover, and here we have the upcoming five-door hatchback in Cooper S form, a model that, like the Traveler, is expected to effectively obviate the need for the slow-selling Clubman.
Mini is not exactly hiding that this is a new five-door model, even with its camouflage - the rear door line and handle are clear as day. Also, compared to the three-door Cooper Hardtop, there appears to be an added pillar and additional length at the rear. The hatch also appears to be mounted at a steeper angle than the standard Mini. Also, you have to admit that the Mickey-Mouse-ear fog lights are cute, even if Mini would never actually sell it that way.
Expect to see even more variants soon, if BMW and Mini want to reach their goal of selling over a million front-wheel drive vehicles - an earlier report indicated there could be as many as 23 front-wheel drive cars from the brands in the coming years.

Mini Clubman Bond Street is as special as they come

Wed, 06 Mar 2013

Mini is committed to applying the brand's trademark special-edition formula to the company's long roof. The Clubman Bond Street bowed under the lights of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, complete with its unique black-and-champagne color scheme. Like the Mayfair and Camden and Bayswater and Baker Street special editions that came before it, the Bond Street pays homage to a famous London street with mirror caps and a roof dipped in contrasting paint. The Cool Champagne color pops against the body's Midnight Black Metallic, and buyers can expect to find a set of 17-inch alloy wheels on hand as well.
Inside, the Clubman Bond Street gets Carbon Black leather seating with Deep Champagne accents. Each Bond Street comes equipped with the Chrome Line package. Under the hood, a 122-horsepower gasoline four-cylinder serves up thrust, though a 143-horsepower turbo-diesel mill can also be had for a little extra coin. Check out the full press release below for more information.

Mini might not replace Paceman, Coupe, Roadster

Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Nobody could argue at this point that Mini (like its parent company BMW) has not mastered the art (if you could call it that) of filling every niche with its own model. But with the third generation of Mini now upon us, some of the company's strategists are asking themselves what the point is of it all.
The outgoing second-generation Mini spawned too many variants to count. So far the new model has only surfaced in hatchback form, but the brand may roll out quite as many variants this time around. Instead it is looking at its lineup in terms of pillars.
The quintessential hatchback we've already seen would be one pillar. The Countryman crossover would be another. And the production version of the new Clubman concept which Mini displayed in Geneva would be a third. A convertible based (like the existing one and the one that came before it) on the hardtop hatchback is likely to follow, but don't expect too many other versions.