In an earlier Blog post, you will have seen the progress being made by this cars new owners to rebuild it for competitive events. Its previous two owners had run the car in a a few events, converting what was a Road spec car to be more suited for competition. However its recent past had seen it stored for over 12-years and in need of a total rebuild. This is going well, being fitted in-between one of the owners', International racing Team commitments in endurance racing. As might be expected the standard of the rebuild is to a very high standard and has been supported where required by the Owners Club in sourcing those hard to come by parts.
Recent progress has involved the Club in fabricating a new gear-change mechanism, its original having been left attached to its previous engine.
A fully rebuilt race-prepared 1300cc Cooper 'S' engine and gearbox has recently arrived and has been installed. Its exhaust system has also come in for attention with a new system being fabricated on the car. This partially due to additional chassis tubes that a previous owner had added to the rear frame, necessitating a somewhat bespoke routing between engine and chassis.
As can be seen in the following pictures, the car has been totally repainted inside and out with all its modified suspension completely refurbished. The inside is now light Grey, making it both look great and so much easier to work on rather than being all black, as is so often the case (the Club founder's ex-Works car is still in black as original).
A new rear screen sourced through the Club and made using the original factory pattern mould, is soon to be installed. More updates on this lovely car's progress in due course.