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1962 Mini Lightweight Special

Lot No.: 546

Registration: EU Registered
Chassis Number: Not Specified
Engine Number: Not Specified
Number of cylinders: 4
CC: 1380cc
Year of Manufacture: 1962
Sold for (£): 22,500

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This has to be the ultimate specification lightweight Mini! Built by Martin Prasse in Germany between 2007 and 2009, it boasts 138bhp yet weighs just 625kg resulting in around 220bhp/ton which should put a smile on anyone's face.

This incredible Mini was featured on the cover of 'Mini World' magazine in July 2011, and inside was an 8-page article chronicling everything that went into building this exceptionally track-focused car. Its history file contains invoices for just short of £30,000, but this does not include the labour or the purchase of the original bodyshell. Given the attention to detail and modern technical features, it would be impossible to replicate this car for less than £45,000

The car has been NOVA'd on arrival in the UK but carries a Dutch registration document and a German "Oldtimer" card.

We urge you to come and see this impressive Mini for yourself and spend some time pouring over the many receipts and invoices to get a full understanding of just what has gone into its build.

For those of you who enjoy the technical bit, here it is in all its glory!...

Engine: 1380cc, MiniSport 7-port crossflow head, twin 40 Webers, roller rockers, lightened and balanced, Swiftune flywheel, Kent 296 cam, KMS ignition, stainless Maniflow LCB exhaust manifold with side exit system, alloy radiator, resulting in 138bhp @ 7800rpm and 104ft/lb @ 5400rpm.

Transmission: Quaife 4-speed dog box, 3.44:1 Swiftune LSD, sintered clutch.

Brakes: Front KAD 4-pot alloy callipers, vented/grooved discs. Rear; KAD discs, Tilton pedal box with Willwood cylinders, brake proportioning valve, 'Trigger' handbrake.

Suspension: Force Racing titanium front subframe with adjustable tie-rods, top arms, bottom arms and uprights also in titanium. ProTech adjustable coil-over dampers, adjustable camber brackets, KAD alloy rear radius arms, front and rear strut braces.

Steering: Quick rack, lengthened/lowered column, Momo wheel.
Wheels/tyres: Force Racing 7x10 3-piece alloy split-rims, Yokohama AO32R 165/70x10.

Interior: Multi-point welded-in roll cage, vinyl bucket seats with Speedwell badges, OMP 3-point harnesses, OMP fire extinguisher, Motogadget speedo, alloy fuel tank mounted in the centre of the boot.

Body shell: 1962 deseamed, GRP Innocenti style boot, carbon fibre doors, GRP flip front, Mk1 front grille, plastic side/rear windows, and LED Mk1 style rear lamps.