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Projects - Mini's

We have serviced the cars of this customer since we safed a race weekend for him, some 9 years ago. First we maintained his race car, a Cooper S MK1. After that we restored two other cars, and hope to finish the third vehicle this year.

In 2005, we came across an astonishing original one owner Cooper S that the owner would like us to evaluate. We did, and the price for a good restoration was to steep, so he decided to store the car.
Last year we contacted the owner letting him know that we had a customer who wanted to buy a Mini Cooper S, and since his was so original we thought his car might be a good candidate.

This car now is being restored by VSC. The goal is to make it a daily driver, with as much conservation as is practical. The result will be a car that is absolutely made of the same sheet metal that came on the car when it left the factory on November 22 in 1966.

The records of this one owner car are unbelieveable. They include invoices of maintenance done etc, all adding to the confidence that this may be one of the most original Cooper S's that one can find.

Our goal is to keep it that way.

This car came from the Netherlands. The owner had the engine rebuilt and brought the car to our shop to be finished. Engine was installed and drive train connected. Many improvements were made to the car. The owners intend to have the car featured in a Mini Magazine.

After spending a great deal of money during a 5 year restoration, the owner of this car pulled his mini out of another shop and brought it to VSC. We got a painted tub and a load of parts to work with. It took almost 5 months to get the car together. The owner drives it as often as possible in Knoxville Tennessee, and finally gets to enjoy his Mini Cooper.

Our Motivation

We at Vintage Sports Car Inc. really enjoy keeping the cars from the era we love in good and safe working condition. We pride ourselves for our expertise, and for the way we conduct business.