1965 Mini Cooper S FIA

1965 Morris Cooper S FIA

Legends are pleased to offer this superb FIA Cooper S, retaining its original shell, fully documented and maintained to the highest standards.

Built from an original Cooper S road car in 1997 thru 1999 as a historic rally car.
Contested the inaugural British Historic Rally Championship in 2000 plus Ypres 24 hours in Belgium. Development car for Minispeed (still featured in their catalog).

Completely rebuilt again in 2002.

Occasional rallies and sprints 2002 to 2009.

Silverstone Classic 2009 Mini Race winner on handicap (televised).

2009 -2010 redeveloped into ultimate FIA race car by Gerald Dale Motorsport.

2013 - 2017 HSCC pre 1966 events.

Last outing was at the 2017 Croft Nostalgia weekend driven by Mark Hales where a great battle ensued against two Cortina’s eventually prevailing and beating them both. This is the only event participated in since a full engine and gearbox rebuild by Phil Hepworth.

Phil Hepworth Racing Engines.
Maximum flywheel power 125.8 bhp @ 7681 rpm.
Maximum torque 103.2 lb ft @ 5696 rpm.
Maximum road speed (on test) 115.7 mph @ 7781 rpm.
Weight approx 630 kgs.

1293 A Series
Full race head.
Special development cam
Arrow steel crank
Arrow steel rods
Swiftune SW23 camshaft w/ race followers
Omega pistons
Ultra light fly wheel
Competition high lift rockers with hardened pads
Competition valves
Competition clutch
Duplex timing gear
Very high compression head, ported, gas flowed, balanced combustion chambers.
Twin 1 1/2” SU’s, competition inlet manifold, special development exhaust system

Suspension lowered, stiffened full race specification
Competition shock absorbers
Rear anti roll bar

Safety Devices full Fia cage
Plumbed in extinguisher system, electric cut offs in eternal and external

Alloy foam filled racing fuel tank
Oil cooler
Thick core radiator
Mechanical and electric cooling fans
Twin Facet fuel pumps
Special competition drive shafts

Straight cut close ratio gearbox
Limited slip differential 3.9 cwp

Minilite alloy wheels
Dunlop CR65 tyres

Masters Pre 66 Touring Cars
HSCC Historic Touring Cars