AUSTIN MINI - 1963 Austin Mini 850cc built to Downton SpecificationDuring the 1960's the Mini family was the most Successful Works Rally Car in the World. BMC used the Original Mini 850 from 1959 to 1963. In Standard form on a Single SU Carburettor the Engine developed 50bhp at best. Various Tuners set about developing the Car -the most successful of all was “Downton” this was the only Firm in the 60's to have BMC approval for the Sale of Tuning parts for the BMC Engines. Downton's most significant work was there Cylinder Head machining. Period Journalist Test drove “Downton Cars” recording O-60mph times of 9. 6 seconds and top speed of 103mph. The DNA of increased performance had routes with modified Gas flowed Cylinder Head. itted with larger Valves. a re-profiled Camshaft added to the mix Twin Su Carburettors- a Boring out of the Block with Bespoke Pistons being the Ultimate derivative !“Monty” the Car offered for Sale is almost certainly Unique!A Genuine Matching Numbers 1963 original 850 cc Austin Mini with FIVA papers & Full Period E FIA Papers. The Car has been Built from the Ground Up to this exacting Downton Specification. Period correct Dash Board. Rally Clocks. Tripple Spot Lights. Grill Muff & Wheels both Steel & Alloy all combine to present this Car in Time Warp-Period Competition Specification. Every Possible Period Correct Detail is present. to include the Original Monte Carlo Roof Rack. The Car has been prepared with just a “few” wonderful added features as Period Correct Seats. rimmed in wonderful green & heated!FIA Cut off Switches. Fire Extinguisher & a Boot Pan designed to carry all the must have Rally Accesories asTow Rope. Jack Bulbs etc – combine to complete an outstanding Package for Historic Rally Use. With Full FIA Roll Bar. Period Foot Rest the Preperation of the Car can be in No Doubt!But the Best is Yet to come !Nick Swift of Swift Tune Engineering has been the Dominant Tuner in the Mini World for many Years. Multiple Class Wins at Goodwood Revival for those that have witnessed his car Drifting at full Revs a Sight to behold !As Premium Classic Cars undertook this Restoration it was without hesitation that Phil consulted with Nick. Retaining the Original Block – a Full Downton Engine Conversion has been achieved — on Completion this Car is Dyno'd at 72bhp. This Engine is at the Heart of the Car. with Competition Gear Box. all new Drive Train and Brakes the Car is stunning Example of what can be done!Martina has just completed the Cars Inaugural Shake down event. 1200kms in Freezing Conditions in Snow on The Winter RAID St Moritz. Winning the Ladies Prize. with the 1st ever All Girls Crew. Significant Funds for this Years PCC Charity “Young Minds Trust ” have been raised. The Car Is Offered for sale fully Spanner Checked. Run In & 100% Event ready. Suffice to say “Monty” has made many new friends and there are more than a few bigger engined Cars still Smarting from Witnessing a Unique Turn of Speed. On Bespoke Spike Ice Tyres Handling is Sublime! Even on Packed Ice & Snow. The Car is offered for Sale with a complete History file. photographic Record of the Ground up Restoration Completed in December 2013 & a Full Photo Record of the Cars recent 1st Event in Switzerland. As such a fabulous 1963 Mini prepared for any Historic Event with exceptional Reliability and extremely competitive in Class! For further Info please call Phil. Premium Classic Cars Ltd . Tel. 01394 459493
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