Transmission: Manual

Year: 1971


Body Type: Saloon

Engine: 1310

Previous Owners: 4

History: Full service history

Austin Mini (1971) 1310cc Engine

Welcome the sale of this perfect condition Mk3 Mini finished in its original colour British Racing Green & Old English White roof. This car got 1st place at Beaulieu Mini Cooper day 2017 which shows just how good this car is. Restored over the course of two years to an extremely high standard this car is the best Mk3 I’ve personally seen. The car was taken back to a bare shell and then acid dipped which showed minimal rust other than the doors and bonnet which have been replaced with new heritage panels. Most of the new parts used on the car are genuine old stock items and not cheap Chinese copy parts! Below is the spec on Mini which you will see is huge.

Technical Specification:

Engine: 1275 Mini Cooper 11 stud head
Engine capacity (overbore sizes):1310cc
Type of pistons: Omega high compression pistons .040” oversize, Lightened & balanced con rods.
Big valve head with new valve guides and new hardened valve seats, Head skimmed machining by Saunders Engineering Cadnam, polished & ported. Doweled the inlet manifold to the head, the head is fitted with a turbo head gasket.
Kent cam 276 kit & Duplex Vernier pulley.
Mini spares 1.5 ratio roller rockers, Kent double helper springs, Mini sport valves machined the back of the valve for airflow.
Mini cooper crankshaft Saunders did the grinding, nitride, shot peen & balanced. Also fitted Mini sport crankshaft centre strap.
Inlet manifold twin SU.
Electronic ignition fitted.
Lucas gold sports coil.
Ngk plugs, Champion leads.
High output alternator.
Negative earth.
Twin SU carburettors.
Mini sport High capacity no bypass tube water pump.
Air filter(s), ram pipes, filter housing: SU Trumpets.
Alloy Radiator.Facet electric red top pump fitted in the boot.
Cooling fan(s): Mechanical 12 blade fan & electric fan in wheel arch with digital thermostat.
King fuel filter.
Mild steel Maniflow manifold with larger centre cylinder pipe & wrapped.
Stainless steel Fletcher side exhaust.
9-row oil cooler with braided hoses. Positioning achieved with high torque slim starter motor.

Gearbox and differential:
Close ratio gears with new standard drop gears.
Number of forwarding gears: 4
Diff ratio/final drive: 4-pin differential with 2.9 final drive gear.
Sports clutch with a lightened flywheel. (1 kg lighter)
Gearshift type: Alloy short shift kit.
John at Guess works soda blasted the casing then rebuild the gearbox using all new parts.
Mini spares standard clutch master cylinder with silicone fluid.

Front mounted Mini cooper s brake servo.
Larger Mini cooper s master cylinder.
Silicone brake fluid, Goodridge Brake lines fitted to master cylinders and callipers
Mini cooper s 7.5 disc brakes with EBC pads
Drums rear standard with powder coated back plates.
Pedal box: Standard just powder coated gloss black.
Mini cooper s brake bias mounted in the rear subframe.

Original front twin top bolt subframe & rear subframe both powder coated gloss black.
Dunlop cones with adjustable trumpet rods, Gaz adjustable shocks.
Mini spares Polyurethane bushes, adjustable tie rods, camber adjustable bottom arms. New standard steering rack & hubs.
Polyurethane subframe bushes, Mini spares camber/toe brackets, I fitted new radius arms bushes then powder coated gloss black.
2 degrees negative camber

Wheels and Tyres:
10-inch alloy rose petal wheels in gloss black with polished lip Wheels are brand new
Yokohama A032-R radial 165/70/10.

Original seats front & rear I stripped repainted the frames & re-trimmed in new black vinyl to match the door cards.
New Carpets from Danbury carpets set black with new black over mats.
Standard twin cable handbrake with new cables.
Seat belts: Original NOS BMC harnesses with black belts.
Original dash with Cooper S covered top shelf and ashtray.
Original Smiths 3 gauges in the middle & pod mounted rev counter.
14-inch Moto Lita steering wheel with original rocker switches.
Bullet alloy gear knob.
New original Door cards, handles and winders with new clips.
New headlining fitted white.
Other trim: Rear black pocket covers, 3 ashtrays in the rear. Green Perspex sun visors,


The bodyshell is an original UK 1971.
Body colour: The underside is stone chipped and the rest hi-build primer, base coat 2 pack Leyland old English white roof & British racing dark green.

Original Lucas sealed beam headlights with NOS Lucas spot & fog lights.
New Original rear lights & number plate light, NOS amber Butlers reverse light on the boot lid.
New TEX mirrors.
New bumpers with overriders & corner bars
New Stainless steel 11 slat Mini cooper Mk2 on grille from Mini sport.

The Engine:
A Mini Cooper 1275 bored out to 1310
High compression pistons
Lightened & balanced con rods
Nitrided & shot peen crankshaft
Crankshaft centre strap
Journals ground with new bearings
Kent cam 276
Double helper valve springs
Duplex Vernier Timing Gear
Lightened flywheel
Sports clutch
Big valve head
Upgraded racing head bolts
Hardened valve seats for unleaded fuel
1.5 ratio roller rockers
Ported & polished head
High capacity water pump
New oil pump
New Twin 1 1/2 SU carburettors
Carburettor heat shield
LBM manifold (maniflow)
Fletcher exhaust
Magnetic sump plug
Red top facet fuel pump
King filter regulator
Alloy radiator
Electric fan
Digital thermostat
Electric ignition

New drop gears
New Close ratio gears
New Centre oil pickup
New 2.9 final drive
Short shifter kit

I’m sure there’s more but that’s most of what’s been done to this car, there is no other MK3 like this and you will not find a better car for the money. If your looking for a car to show or just enjoy then this is it. Lots of history and bills are with the car and is also tax-free!!

Can be delivered at extra cost to Uk/Europe

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