Rover Mini Special 1991

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Lot No: 52

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1991 Rover Mini Special 8668 (Not Warranted) £12,000.00 + buyers premium


Auctioneers Notes This is the most amazing mini re-creation I have ever seen.  It is as near to perfection as you can get. Buy the MiniWorld Magazine, February 2019 edition, and you will find a 7 page write-up including pictures.  Thousands of pounds have been spent on this car and when I asked the vendor how much it cost him to create this beautiful car, he said, I do not know, possibly 20k or more.  He went on to say that he wanted to create a perfect Mini of the seventies look with a performance of a Cooper S.  He certainly has done that and she sounds fantastic.  You might ask, like I did, why is he selling this car, he gets his greatest satisfaction from creating something special.  He said it sits in the garage and we hardly ever use her and I have another project which I want to get on with.  Immense history file.  You may come and look and enjoy this spectacular car, by appointment.  Following on from this write up is the vendor’s notes on all the work he has put into this vehicle.


This 1991 Rover Mini Neon was totally rebuilt over a four year period with no expense spared, the body was subject to a complete strip down with new front MK1 wings and bonnet fitted and both doors re skinned. Complete re spray inside and out finished in classic Mini Tartan Red body & gloss black roof. Fitted twin tanks original cooper S right hand tank. Front grill Mini Cooper S. The suspension was refurbished using original parts when available to include hi low suspension, new swing arms, rear drums replaced with new, the front up graded to 61/2 inch disk brakes, braided hose, new steering rack. GMAX shock absorbers & suspension kit. Full set of Dunlop D1 10inch Yokohama A032 tyres. The engine has been replaced with a 1293cc A+ SERIES fitted with 20 Omega pistons, Fast Road cam supplied and fitted by Bret Sims engineering, balanced crankshaft, duplex double timing chain.  The cylinder head 11 stud unleaded cylinder head  upgraded with new race double valve springs, caps and brand new Paul Ivey racing stainless steel large valves Ported and polished. Carburettors Twin SU 1 1/2 HS4 tuned by Brett Sims engineering fitted to a LCB Manifold 3 branch 1.75″ stainless steel exhaust.

Other parts fitted include: 
Distributor: Mini A + 59D Electronic distributor, Lucas Gold Coil DLB105 Powermax Red Rotor Arm.
Coil/coil pack: Lucas Gold Coil DLB105
Spark plugs and HT leads: Double Silicone HT Leads 8mm
Radiator cooling: 2 core alloy radiator, Revotec electric fan.
Interior: The interior has been finished with re upholstered seats, new head lining, new door cards to match the seats
Dash type: Central 3 dial set up MK2 all supplied by Smiths, Smiths revcounter
Steering wheel, Mountney 13”
All switch gear replaced with original parts.


Full Details:

Lot No. 52
Auction 26th July 2019 - 93% SOLD
Vehicle Make Rover
Vehicle Model Mini Special
Year of Manufacture 1991
Mileage 8668 (Not Warranted)
Registration J416TFP
Date first Registered 01-08-1991
MOT 22-05-2020
Chassis Number SAXXL2S1020499498
Engine Number 12HE72104112
Estimated Sale Price £7900 - 8500

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