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Buy an Austin Mini Cooper S That We Restored!

This beautiful Mini is up for sale!

Car Catcher: The Former Personal Car of Alec Greaves of Surrey Motorsports

This 1958 Austin A35 Van offered through RM Sotheby's is said to have been the personal car of Surrey Motorsports’ Alec Greaves.

The Last 1071cc Mini Cooper S Built | Meet Our Concours Field

Does forum user akrueger22's 1964 Austin Cooper S have what it takes to win a top spot in our Concours d'Cancelation Presented by Hagerty?

Car Catcher: A One-of-636 American Export 1275cc-Powered Cooper S

This white over red and grey Austin Cooper S is one of the few imported into the U.S. with the larger 1275cc engine.

Car Catcher: A U.S.-Spec Cooper S Equipped with the 1275cc Engine

Said to be one of only 636 examples so equipped, and still even has its Hyrdrolastic suspension.

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Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

We Poll Our Readers for Their Picks of the 50 Best Sports Cars of All Time.

Shop Work: What Are the Best Classic Cars?

Jay Leno and a Few Friends Sound Off on Their Personal Favorites

Buyer's Guides: Collecting Smalls: Tiny Cars Can Yield Big Thrills

Wonder if a small car can really be fun? Just ask any Mini owner.

Shop Work: 13 Tips for Elevating Your Driver Into a Concours Winner

We’ve taken home awards from Amelia Island, and we’ve been on the other side of the process as judges at Pinehurst, Hilton Head and, yes, even Amelia Island. Here are 13 easy, inexpensive tips for concours success.

Buyer's Guides: Why not a Funky British Sedan?

Classics come in all shape and sizes, and plenty of them can accommodate your family. While these vintage sedans are rare here in the States, the parts supply is healthy and the prices might be lower than you think.

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1967 Mini Cooper S

How we restored a genuine Cooper S, hydrolastic suspension and all.

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Austin Forum Topics

FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
garage find
16" Kirkey Seat and IOPort Back Seat Back Brace
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
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Austin Readers' Rides

Aug 17, 2021 by Keith Tanner
Austin Mini

It's non-threatening. Chicks dig it. Kids get the point and laugh at it. It's sooo cuuuute. It's also RHD for that extra little chuckle.

But underneath, it's got a …

Aug 17, 2021 by Flygirl
Austin Cooper S

A Vintage Mini with SCCA racing history. 1965 Austin Cooper S, LHD and raced since almost new! The BMIHT certificate lists this car as built on April 8th, 1965, and …

Aug 17, 2021 by fastclown
Austin Minissan ZSX

1962 Austin Mini shell/subframe/bits + 1980’s Nissan 300ZX V6 3.0L (VG30)engine + 1990’s Nissan 300ZX 5 speed transmission + 1991 Nissan 240SX LSD rear end and suspension + Holley 500cfm …

Aug 17, 2021 by fastclown
Austin Mini - Minissan ZSX

1962 Austin Mini shell/subframe/bits + 1980’s Nissan 300ZX V6 3.0L (VG30)engine + 1990’s Nissan 300ZX 5 speed transmission + 1991 Nissan 240SX LSD rear end and suspension + Holley 500cfm …

Aug 17, 2021 by T.J.
1964 Austin Mini Cooper S

1275 cc +0.060" (1330 cc), Engine built by Abacus Racing (thanks Chuck!), HIF-44 carb, LCB header, RC40 exhaust, Aldon Red dizzy, Kent 286 cam, 7.5" Cooper S disks front, Minifin …

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Austin Ran When Parked

Found a Austin in Fort MacLeod, AB on June 5, 2008

Austin A125 Sheerline with a 3995 cc OHV straight six engine. About 8000 made. Right hand drive with British plates (MKL 933).

Found a Austin in Near Atlanta, GA on Oct. 16, 2008

Found this one on my way to the Italian Car Day in GA. Old Autsin American on a pole.

Found a Austin in Hampton, VA on Aug. 16, 2009

A friend of mine was flagged down while driving his daily driven mini and asked if he wanted to buy another one. This is what he saw. Lots and lots of rust.

Found a Austin in Grantville, PA on April 27, 2020

Austin “Cab” found at Copart, 8 Park Drive, Grantville, PA 17028

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