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1964 Austin Mini

This stunning ’64 Mk1 Austin Mini has been fully restored and upgraded with a 1275cc (bored to 1380cc), Cooper S front disc brakes and all the goodies. The performance engine has been built to “Cooper S”-spec and beyond. No expense was spared – virtually everything is new – and it needs nothing but a driver!


Internal Engine:

  • 1275cc engine (bored to 1380cc)
  • Rifle-drilled 270-series camshaft (.012” lash intake and exhaust)
  • A+ star-drive oil pump
  • New tappets
  • New pushrods
  • Adjustable camshaft gear for fine cam timing adjustments
  • New timing chain
  • New crankshaft gear
  • New .010” tri-metal rod bearings
  • New .010” tri-metal main bearings
  • New Hastings piston rings (73.5mm)
  • SAE 30 break-in oil with zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP) additive
  • SAE 20W-50 oil with ZDDP additive and new filter at 500 miles



  • Fully synchronized transmission with remote shifter
  • All gear set, laygear, and motion shaft bearings
  • New first gear
  • New second gear
  • New third gear
  • New layshaft
  • 4 new Rover spec synchronizer (“baulk”) rings
  • 73 final drive ratio
  • New heavy duty cross-pin differential
  • New inboard CV axle conversion installed


External Engine:

  • New motor mounts
  • New aftermarket bottom engine stabilizing bars with uprated polyurethane bushings
  • New uprated polyurethane bushings in original upper stabilizer bar
  • Front pulley with timing marks
  • Oil cooler
  • New oil cooler hoses
  • New crankcase breather
  • New belt
  • Alloy valve cover
  • Silicone valve cover gasket
  • Polished aluminum skid plate


Cooling System:

  • New water pump
  • Aluminum radiator
  • New hoses
  • 12” electric fan on 185 degree F relay control
  • New Fail-Safe thermostat
  • New improved 11 blade plastic fan
  • New antifreeze
  • New heater control valve
  • New uprated heater with modern axial fan


Clutch System:

  • New master cylinder
  • Rebuilt slave cylinder
  • New clutch hose
  • New heavy duty throw-out bearing
  • New heavy duty throw-out bearing plunger
  • New heavy duty clutch release arm
  • New clutch arm return spring
  • All new clevis pins
  • New “blue” dot spec pressure plate
  • New orange “rally” spec clutch disc
  • New pedal pads


Brake System:

  • New master cylinder
  • New hoses
  • New front brake pipe
  • Cooper S 7.5” front disc brakes
  • New rear brake proportioning valve
  • New EBC Green Stuff brake pads
  • New ¾” bore wheel cylinders
  • New rear brake shoes


Steering System:

  • New steering wheel and hub adapter
  • Adjustable inner tie rods
  • New heavy duty outer tie rod ends
  • New steering rack boots


Rear Suspension:

  • New KYB Gas-A-Just tube shocks
  • Hi-Lo suspension conversion
  • Adjustable ride height
  • New rear hub bearings and grease seals
  • Good radius arms and bushings
  • Rust-free rear subframe painted black and clearcoated


Front Suspension:

  • New KYB Gas-A-Just tube shocks
  • Hi-Lo suspension conversion
  • New negative camber lower arms for adjustable camber angle
  • New heavy duty adjustable strut rods for adjustable castor angle
  • New front sway bar with uprated polyurethane bushings for reduced body roll
  • Rebuilt upper ball joints
  • Rebuilt lower ball joints
  • New front hub bearings and seals
  • New bump stops
  • Rust free front subframe painted chassis black and clearcoated



  • New 10×6 wheels (Minilight-style 8-spoke), including spare
  • New 165/70R10 Yokohama A008 tires, including spare


Fuel System:

  • Requires Ethanol-free high octane gasoline
  • KBS Coatings seal kit installed in both tanks
  • Right hand Cooper S-spec fuel tank installed
  • New dual tank crossover pipe installed
  • New ethanol resistant fuel hose used where needed
  • New fuel gauge sending unit
  • New fuel gauge
  • New fuel tank lids
  • New non-original electric fuel pump
  • New fuel filter
  • New Weber 40 DCOE side-draft conversion installed and tuned
  • New velocity stacks installed on Weber carb
  • New oval foam air cleaner
  • New throttle cable
  • New choke cable
  • New Paddy Hopkirk accelerator pedal pad


 Exhaust System:

  • New Stainless Steel Long Center Branch (LCB) header installed
  • New uprated manifold gasket
  • New intermediate pipe
  • New stainless steel RC40 exhaust system
  • Dual upturned tail pipes
  • New mounting hardware 



  • New tachometer with chrome housing
  • New voltmeter conversion
  • New oil-pressure and water-temperature gauges
  • New carpet with jute insulation backing
  • New Corbeau front seats (sliding, reclining, adjustable headrests)
  • New seat frames
  • Dyed rear seat
  • Dyed headliner
  • Dyed sun visors
  • New red retracting 3-point seat belts
  • New black interior panel set
  • New 3-piece walnut dash
  • New chrome ashtray
  • New dash light bulbs
  • New rear view mirror
  • New KAD brand short-throw shifter
  • New wood shift knob
  • Reworked fresh air intake to cabin (after new heater installed)
  • Second switch panel installed
  • New switches in dash


Electrical System:

  • New 110 amp alternator conversion
  • New Napa Power battery
  • H4 headlight conversion
  • New Wipac fog lights on relay
  • New air horns installed in fender on relay
  • New terminal junction box
  • New fuse block
  • New gear-reduction starter
  • New voltage stabilizer
  • Repaired original harness as needed
  • Repaired horn contact
  • Create wiring harness for: Alternator, Fog lights, Fog light relay, Fog light switch, Headlight relay, Headlight switch, Air horns, Air horn relay, Ignition system, uprated heater, Heater rheostat, 3 position ignition switch, Terminal junction box, Battery to starter cable, Tachometer, Electric fan, Panel lights, Windshield wiper switch.


Ignition System:

  • New Lucas 45D distributor with adjustable centrifugal advance
  • New Pertronix Ignitor III system with adjustable rev limiter and high rpm adjustable timing
  • New distributor cap
  • New Advance Distributors rotor arm
  • New plug wires
  • New NGK V-Power spark plugs
  • New Pertronix low-resistance 45,000 volt ignition coil



  • Body re-sprayed in Nason brand Ful-Thane “Deep Red” Single Stage paint
  • Top re-sprayed in Nason brand Ful-Thane “Snow White” Single Stage paint
  • Engine bay re-sprayed in “Deep Red”
  • Bottom of bonnet re-sprayed in “Deep Red”
  • Bonnet insulation kit installed
  • Back of boot re-sprayed “Deep Red”
  • Boot compartment re-sprayed in “Deep Red”
  • New chrome boot lid hinges
  • New chrome boot lid latch
  • New boot lid boards
  • New boot carpet set
  • New boot parcel shelf
  • New boot lid seal
  • New license plate light
  • New European spec license plate
  • New tail lamp assemblies
  • Interior re-sprayed in “Deep Red”
  • New front bumper with overriders and corner bars
  • New rear bumper with overriders and corner bars
  • New fog light bar
  • New front marker lights
  • New stone guards on headlights
  • New aluminum door hinges
  • New wiper arms
  • New wiper bezels
  • All new exterior emblems
  • Refinished fender flares
  • New chrome bullet mirrors on doors
  • New door seals
  • Underside of body sprayed with 3M Body Shutz undercoating
  • Inner fenders sprayed with 3M Body Shutz undercoating



  • New windshield
  • New windshield glazing rubber and locking strip
  • New rear glass
  • New glazing rubber and locking strip for rear glass
  • New glazing rubber for quarter glasses
  • New rubbers and seals for sliding glass


Seller reports that it needs nothing but a driver!

North Carolina title and current registration.

Located (between Charlotte and Raleigh) in Asheboro, North Carolina 27205

(~80 miles east of Charlotte; ~80 miles west of Raleigh)


[ ID# RED1964MK1 ] Asking: (contact us)


Independent mechanical evaluations may also be arranged, as well as nationwide door-to-door transport. Escrow Services for payment, title-document-transfers, and transport coordination (to help provide more-secure transactions) are also available, contact us for details.


FINE PRINT: MiniGuy / Lewis Motors makes no representations as to the accuracy of any seller’s listings on our “Consignment – For Sale by Owner” pages, including but not limited to, physical or mechanical condition of vehicle, status of title or registration, any applicable emissions-equipment, emissions-testing or emissions-certification requirements, as well as relevant safety equipment or safety-related requirements, import status, or fitness for use. Please note that emissions or safety requirements may differ by state, region, or country. Potential buyers should consult their appropriate state or local agencies or departments to determine, among other things, the status of a particular vehicle related to the above, including vehicles that might normally be exempt from emissions testing, emissions equipment, or emissions certification requirements. For California buyers or sellers, more information may be obtained from various state and local agencies, including, but not limited to, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), the Bureau of Automotive Repairs (BAR) and the California Air Resources Board (ARB).

BOTTOM LINE: This is a case where it pays to do your homework. Be careful what you buy, you may not be able to drive it in some states, including California.


2019 – UPDATED FOOTNOTE: According to current California ARB guidelines, pre-1968 classic Minis – because of their age – would not be subject to the restrictions that would otherwise apply to direct-import vehicles. (Great news for this legitimate ’64 Mk1 Mini!)


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