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$19,0001960 Austin Mini

UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!

The inspiration for this replica rally-style classic 1960 Mk1 Mini is the 1965 Monte Carlo Rallye winner AJB 44B (as driven by Timo Makinen and Paul Easter). Along with the extensive rally-style features added inside and out, the engine has been upgraded to a 1275cc, the brakes have been upgraded to Cooper S discs in front, and original Cooper S steel wheels have been fitted.

It’s a genuine Mk1 model, so it has the unique doors with the quirky sliding windows and external door hinges, and small oval taillights. (Originally built as a factory left-hand-drive (LHD) model, it is converted to the same RHD configuration as the rally-competition car.)

Has a Heritage Certificate showing the build details and dates. (detailed below, copy on request)

Exterior Features:

  • Morris Cooper S badging (to match AJB 44B).
  • A total of seven front-mounted rally lights (Lucas NOS)
  • Twin fuel tanks
  • Monza-style fuel-filler caps
  • Cooper S steel wheels (powder-coated; sans wheel covers, a la rally Minis of the day)
  • Wheel arches (flares)
  • Rally headlamp covers
  • Lightweight rally grille and grille buttons
  • Rally-style air horn
  • Leather bonnet strap
  • Rubber bootlid strap
  • Rally-style license plate
  • Rally-style door graphics (#52, same as the rally-winning car)
  • Replica rally plates (reproductions by Brian Purves)


Interior Features:

The odometer reads 2,242 miles. (True mileage unknown.)

  • Rally dashboard
  • Replica rally clocks
  • Lucas switches
  • Lucas tachometer (faux, not working)
  • Lucas original pea lights
  • Aventi map light (new)
  • 12v power outlet
  • Leather-wrapped alloy sport steering wheel
  • Sport bucket seats
  • 4-point seatbelt harnesses
  • New red carpets
  • Rally door pads (2 installed, two rare replicas not yet installed)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Period shift knob
  • Door kick plates
  • Floor-mounted starter button
  • Chrome steering-column drop bracket
  • Gearshift modified for extra clearance and comfort
  • Rear demister panel
  • Tommy bars (tools) mounted on rear parcel shelf
  • Air horn
  • twin windshield washers (which can be operated via switches on both sides of the cabin)
  • The custom gray interior includes sport buckets in front, with matching door cards, side panels and rear seat.


Mechanicals and Braking:

  • 1275cc engine upgrade (original was 850cc)
  • 4-speed, 4-synchro manual transmission
  • Cooper S (7.5”-diameter) disc brake upgrade
  • Single SU carb
  • alloy intake manifold
  • Header and center-exit performance exhaust with chrome tip
  • Alloy rocker cover
  • Generator (as original)
  • NOS Lucas washer bottle
  • The original “magic wand” shifter on the 4-speed, three-synchro tranny has been upgraded to floor shifter on a four-synchro model.


Heritage Certificate shows:

Make & Model:                     AUSTIN SEVEN (MINI) SALOON

CHASSIS NUMBER:           A-A2S7-L/18001

ENGINE NUMBER:             8AM-U-H/17035 (now upgraded to 1275cc engine)

BODY NUMBER:               14976

SPECIFICATION:               LHD, North American Export, De-Luxe (*converted to RHD)

COLOR: (exterior):             Speedwell Blue (*now red w/white roof, to match livery for the rally-winning teams)

COLOR: (interior):              Grey (cloth) (*now grey vinyl)

DATE OF BUILD:               8 March 1960

DATE OF DESPATCH:      14 March 1960

DESTINATION: (dealer)     USA



Most Recent Maintenance:

  • New fuel pump
  • New radiator
  • New radiator hoses
  • New battery
  • New stabilizer bar, new bushings
  • New brakes
  • Battery tender (trickle charger) added


Notes and FYI:

  • Zero rust, reports the seller
  • Original Austin badging swapped for Morris Cooper S badges (to replicate AJB 44B)
  • Title correctly reads: 1960 Austin Mini
  • Paint is shiny and shows well (repainted four years ago)
  • Vintage race helmets (depicted in some photos) are not included.
  • Many spare parts included (see photo gallery)
  • large service file and receipts
  • Repair manual

Located in (Los Angeles/Orange County) Westminster, CA 92649


[ ID# REDWHITE60RALLY3 ] Asking: $19k  [ UPDATE: GONE! ]


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.


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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 ’60 Mk1 Mini!)


UPDATE: Seller reports that it’s GONE, GONE, GONE to its new home!

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