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1) This section is for advertising items that you have for sale. Not for the discussion of listed items. If you wish to debate the pro's & Con's of any item listed, please start a new topic in the appropriate section.

2) If you have items for sale on ebay, please post them in the appropriate section. This section is NOT for the advertisement of your ebay auctions.

3) If you have a number of items to sell, post them in a single ad marked "Multiple Parts" or similar. DO NOT post many individual advertisements as this forces everyone else's listings down the page.

4) It is expected that any items advertised on the forum are described fairly & honestly. It is the duty of the seller to ensure that this is the case.

5) Items listed for sale should WHEREVER POSSIBLE* be offered with a purchase price, not asking for bids from members. If you wish to auction your item to the highest bidder I would suggest you use ebay & pay the associated fees.

6) This section is offered as a free service to enthusiasts. Any deals made are between the buyer & seller only. The MK1 forum takes no part in any transaction & the appearance of any item in this section is not a recommendation. I strongly suggest that both buyers & sellers are happy to proceed with a deal before any money or goods change hands.

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10) The posting of items for sale on the MK1 forum constitutes explicit acceptance of these simple rules.

It would be much appreciated if sellers could leave the sale price on adverts after the item has been sold. This acts as a good measure of current value for other sellers.

* In some cases it may not be possible for the seller to list items with a sale price. In this case, listings will be reviewed on a case by case basis by a moderator. The moderators decision will be final.

Mark S Forster
(MK1 Performance Conversions)
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It was dispatched from the Cowley factory on 26 May 1969 for Stewart & Arden Limited (BMC dealer) with the registration SAA 752G being issued in Winchester (Hampshire). Colour was Almond Green & Snowberry White. It was newly purchased by a family building firm in Twyford (near Winchester) whom I have been unable to find any details of.

From the second owner onward each has known one another and all resident entirely in the Winchester area, Bob Glenn being the second owner, the third being Trevor Smith followed then by Andy Wren in March 1980. I have spoken to Andy at length with quite lot of paperwork from his tenure still with the car.

He owned two Mini’s which were a Cooper replica for everyday alongside this car for ‘best’ with it being pressed into action on various club level motorsport events too. By 1985 it had covered some reasonable mileage and was in need to general overhaul both cosmetically and mechanically so he employed an engineer friend based near Stockbridge to sort out all the corrosion present and transplant another, somewhat improved, power train along with full Cooper S brakes and suspension when the car went back together. I have photographs from this first restoration with the car. I will mention the power train in some detail later but for now will continue the life story !

Andy won the Beaulieu car show with the newly refreshed car in 1986 and continued to enjoy the Mini for quite some time then until it was stored locally when he moved away in 2002. It was eventually bought by a friend of mine in the New Forest in August 2008, he spent some money with a very poor local ‘specialist’ with the intention of returning it to the road, again I have some pictures of this period. He has a collection of classic cars and nothing further happened to the Mini and it was never returned to use so in 2017 I purchased it from him and set about a full nut and bolt restoration.

I stripped the car to a bare shell which then went to Elliot Dale at South Western Coachworks in Lyme Regis for a full bare metal rebuild, it transpired there was some severe corrosion in the A posts and adjacent panel work and also some poor previous repairs so we decided it had to be done correctly so everything was cut out and replaced including putting the shell back to as new condition, all panels (£1000) were sourced from M Machine or Mini Spares with Elliot using all the correct spot welding techniques during his work. Some 9 months later it returned now in resplendent Island Blue and white livery in 2k paint technology. I have hundreds of pictures of this work with the car.

Whilst the shell was away I set about restoring all the mechanical components with everything being restored or replaced with new, the power train was somewhat of a surprise. I had the block linered, along with the Cooper S rods re-bushed and length aligned, new cam and bearings, new forged pistons, block decked true to the mains and then carefully re-assembled and cam timed up correctly. The much worked 12G940 head was stripped and inspected and found to be in good shape so was re-assembled. The HS6 carburettors have been fully rebuilt using Burlen parts along with the twin SU pump.

The gearbox is an original ‘Abingdon’ straight cut, close ratio setup with straight cut drops gears, Salisbury plate LSD and 3.9:1 final drive. This had a new laygear and shaft, selector fork and full set of bearings during the rebuild. The entire power train was then sent to Swiftune where it was run in and fully setup on the engine dyno, resulting in an eventual tally of 114bhp and 100lb/ft torque.


The specification of the engine is as follows:
BMC 1300GT thick flange block on +40thou (Westwood liners)
BMC 1300GT stroked crank (to Cooper S journal size)
Cooper S Rods, bushed with floating pins
Omega Forged dish pistons
STR-930 cam (to replace original 649) timed at 102 degrees
Fully period worked early 12G940 head
Twin HS6 carbs
Fully Balanced
Uprated head and big end bolts
Swiftune re-calibrated 45D4 vacuumless distributor
New ACL bearings thro’out
Machining work carried out by KMB Engineering at Cirencester

1346cc
10.6:1 compression ratio.

I have the full set of calculations and Swiftune engine dyno plots with the car.

The fuel pump is a double SU type (in the boot) with all lines and battery cable (with cutout) in the car, brake balance adjust (and Tacho) on dash, twin fuel tanks.

Suspension has period key adjustable Hi-Lo’s , new rear arms, adjustable geometry, etc etc.
To keep some patina the (original black Cooper) trim including the headlining has gone back in as has the (non FIA compliant) Roll Cage from 1985 (now painted in Island blue also).

Absolutely everything is new or restored with spectacular results, hundreds of pictures of the work go with the car along with many period receipts and invoices and everything from the current restoration. Also four large boxes of parts displaced during the work ! All body cavities have been flooded with Dinitrol rust protection.

It sits on period Speedwell wheels which have been restored and new Blockley tyres, a set of older gold Minilite type wheels and tyres are also with it.

It is brand new and has not been driven since completion. Memory stick with hundreds of photo's and file of invoices from 1980 onward

Offers around £19500
Located in Hampshire


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