Wednesday, 16 April 2014

'66 Cooper S

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Here's a Mini I'd love to know more about - from the outside, it appears to be perfect in all respects... I wonder what's going on under the bonnet?
As you can see, it's a 1966 Cooper S with Minilites and sticky tyres, and the period-appropriate (and oh-so-cool) leather bonnet strap. It's clearly been contemporised inside to make it fit for purpose in a modern context, with that purposeful rollcage and huggy Sparco bucket, but the coolest thing of all is those side-stripes. Aren't they magnificent?
It's difficult for Minis to stand out in an increasingly homogenised modifying world, but this little '66 pulls off the look-at-me trick spectacularly. Wonderful little thing.

Spotted in the car park at 72MM - click here for more photos.

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