1998 Mini Cooper SPI Restomod Special For Sale

A rare opportunity to acquire the ultimate custom resto-mod built Classic Mini Cooper. Based upon a low mileage 1998 Japanese import BSCC Special edition, this Mini has been fully stripped and re-engineered with a blend of OEM and best custom components. The result is a peerless unique customised Classic Mini that retains all of the original character whilst enhancing the visceral driving experience and providing modern interior comforts (including A/ C, remote central locking, alarm/ immobiliser, Alpine Bluetooth sound system and full leather interior).

Flawlessly presented in Mirror Black paintwork with Matt Midnight Black roof and bonnet racing stripes (3M wrap). SMCO Angle-eye LED headlights with DRL and amber indictor rings, augmented by 4x Hella Comet 500 yellow spotlights. Rear lighting includes LED rear brake light bulbs, Hella high level brake light and classic style fog light. Chrome bumpers with overriders, mirrors, door handles, wiper blades, roof edge trim and rear number plate light cover.

New black leather seating and Moto-Lita special edition Cooper steering wheel. Fully carpet set with acoustic insulation and Copper floor mats. Carbon-fibre effect dash and door cappings with Cooper alloy door furniture and sill plates.

This Cooper has been set-up as the definitive fast-road machine, specifically engineered to provide supreme on road performance, balancing speed, handling, drivability, comfort, noise and looks. Carefully customised mechanical modifications of the original Mini SPI 1. 3ltr four cylinder to provide maximum usable power for street acceleration and speed whilst not compromising cruising characteristics or reliability. The old-school, naturally aspirated set-up provided maximum driver engagement with the KAD short shifter, LCB headers, Monza 1 ¾” de-cat exhaust and K&N free flow intake combining to produce usable on road performance and exhilarating country road driving or track day fun. Lowered racing suspension with adjustable springs and Bilstein shocks, on 13” Minilite black with chrome rim alloy wheels, shod in 155 Yokohama A539 rubber under custom arches.

This Mini is equally at home doing the daily commute, classic car show or weekend warrior drive, all of which will result in the most vehicular admiration and the biggest smile factor available. No expense has been spared in the preparation of this ultimate Mini Cooper, with tens-of-thousands of dollars spent on performance and aesthetic upgrades.

The price is set at a very realistic level, but please do not confuse this level of pricing with other Australia resorted Mini’s and you need to be thinking of something with quality on par with DB Classic Mini’s. This is the definitive interpretation of the ultimate usable British classic and ownership of these vehicle is unlike any other classic motoring.

Currently road registered in Western Australia with a custom slim-line black private number plate (will sell with the Mini if staying in WA) and has an Australian JDM import compliant RAWS certificate for re-registration interstate. Happy to assist with dropping off vehicle for transfer to eastern states via train (CEVA) or coastal shipping (DAZMAC). Can also deliver to Fremantle shipping agents forwarding to world-wide shipment. Terms are full payment upon collection or delivery to point of transfer.

Specification list:
Mechanical modifications
• KAO short shifter with new changer bushings
• Maniflow LCB headers with insulated exhaust wrap
• Maniflow straight through de-cat pipe
• Monza 1 '%" chrome tip free flow rear muffler
• Custom made red induction leads
• NGK platinum spark plugs
• K&N free flow intake
• Custom painted yellow rocker cover
• Custom tuned SPI ECU
• Borg & Beck uprated clutch
• OEM uprated MPI fuel pump
• New fuel gauge sender unit
• Optima hybrid start/ deep cycle gel battery
• New OEM steering rack
• New air conditioning compressor
• Lowered racing adjustable springs
• Bilstein Nurburgring edition performance shocks
• New OEM bushings
• New CV drive shafts, bearings and boots
• EBC cross-drilled and grove discs and uprated drums
• AP callipers finished in yellow
• EBC Red-Stuff dust-free racing brake pads
• Minilite 13" black with chrome rim deep dish alloy wheels
• Low profile 175x50 R13 Yokohama A539 racing tyres
• New Pirelli space-saving spare tyre

Exterior modifications
• Matt Midnight Black roof and bonnet racing stripes (3M wrap)
• SMCO Angel-eye LEO headlights with DRL white ring that changes to amber with
• indictors
• 4x Hella Comet 500 yellow spotlights
• Clear glass front indicators with yellow bulbs
• LEO high intensity rear brake light bulbs
• Hella high level brake light
• Classic style chrome rear fog light
• Custom painted matt black and chrome grill
• Custom painter yellow racing front towing points
• Chrome bumpers with overriders, mirrors, door handles, wiper blades, roof edge trim,
• rear number plate light cover and Monza fuel cap
• Custom wheel flares
• Custom fully carpet lined boot with LEO light and alarm trigger
• New OEM window and door seals

Interior modification
• Moto-Lita Copper special edition three spoke leather and chrome steering wheel with centre horn push
• Newton Interiors premium black leather reclining front seats with headrests
• Newton Interiors black leather rear seat
• New OEM air-conditioning with thermostat and variable fan control
• Carbon-fibre effect dash and door cappings
• Tint-a-Car limo-black tinting
• Alpine UTE-73EBT premium head unit bass boost sound system with Bluetooth
• music and hands-free microphone for phone calls
• Alpine S-line 6 ????" rear and 5 ;4" front premium speakers
• LED white interior lighting
• LED yellow back light instruments
• SMCO yellow aircraft sun/ night glare visors
• Remote central locking doors
• Cyclops CAT3 alarm and immobiliser with panic alarm function
• New OEM indicator/ light and wiper stalks
• Lights on left on warning buzzer
• Driver's seat belt warning light
• Apple phone charger lead for window mounted phone cradle (cradle not included)
• Premium full molded carpet set with acoustic insulation underlay
• Cooper removable over mats front and rear
• Newton Interiors black roof liner
• Cooper stainless steel door sill covers
• Newton Interiors seamed door cards with door pockets and chrome trim
• Cooper chrome door furniture (door pull, door release, window winder and lock)
• Cooper key ring with two alarm/ central locking remotes and keys
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