A rare opportunity to acquire an original Downton Mini Cooper S in Concours condition. This car represents an exceptional investment opportunity to acquire one of the finest examples of an original Downton available today and thought to be one of the only examples currently for sale.
This Mini has been meticulously scrutinised and (where necessary) re-built to the same exacting standards as award-winning Aston Martins to ensure it can bed offered in pristine condition. The car was repainted Old English white and black, using the original cellulose system. The interior was completely re-trimmed in red and grey/gold. Noteworthy period fitted features include works-type aluminium doors, bonnet and heated windscreen, together with a Downton rally dashboard. The wheels were then refurbished and new tyres fitted.
The Downton tuned and blueprinted engine has been re-bored to 1293cc and completely rebuilt with new parts as necessary with 1 1/2in. SU carburettors fitted. The original UK registration has been retrieved.
Additional documentation consists of a certified Heritage copy of the original factory production record sheet together with a Heritage trace certificate. Sundry restoration invoices, including original Downton invoices from 1964, a current MoT, and V5C Registration Certificate are also included in its record file.
This stunning Mini is offered as a superbly restored, “no expense spared” Cooper S, in a condition as near as possible to that of the car when it was first modified by the renowned tuning company, Downton Engineering of Salisbury, after leaving the production line in 1964.
This ‘fast road’ icon of the ’60s is ready to be driven and enjoyed by generations to come.
For sale at £98,750 Here it is on eBay