1979 Austin Mini Swiftune 2,451 Miles British Racing Green Coupe Swiftune 1380 S

Price: US $34,900.00 Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Austin
  • Model: Mini
  • SubModel: Swiftune
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Swiftune
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 2451
  • VIN: XL2SKN6057824
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: Swiftune 1380 ST
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Coupe
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1979 Austin Mini Swiftune

• 1979 Mini Cooper Swiftune • Completely Bespoke! • Just 2,451 Miles on the Build! • 1380cc Full Swiftune Engine! o High Compression Pistons o Ported and Polished Cylinder Head w/ Swiftune Valvetrain and Mid-Aggressive Camshaft Kit o Crankshaft o Huge Weber DCOE 45 Sidedraft Carburetor o Electric Fuel Pump and Adjustable Pressure Regulator o Ignition Style Aldon Distributor with Crane Fireball Ignition o Aluminum Dual Core Radiator with Electric Fan o Heat Wraped Big Bore Tubular Header o JetPerformance High Torque Starter • Swiftune Transmission! o Close Ratio 4 Speed o Hardened Strait Cut Gears o Pre-Verto Clutch Set-up with new Cooper S Blue Stripe Clutch Kit • Upgraded Suspension! o SPX Adjustable Shocks o Upgraded... Firm Bushings • Upgraded Brakes! o Wilwood Disc Brakes in Front o New Aluminum Drums in Rear o Braded Brake Lines on all 4 Corners o Wilwood Proportioning Valve for easy adjustment • Domino Premier Hardtop Body! o One Piece Carbon/Kevlar Composite/Fiberglass Monocoque o Adds Additional headroom o Sheds over 200lbs off Stock Body o Light Weight Doors, Hood, and Trunk o Body is Entirely Gel Coated (Bottom Looks like the Top) o Last Available Price was over £15,000 before shipping from England, finishing, or build o Converted to Cooper S Dual Tank Set-Up o Vinyl Union Jack on the Roof • 13" Mini Lite Wheels with Brand New Tires! • The Build Easily Exceeds the Asking Price! • Designed and Built with an Open Checkbook Philosophy! • Fantastic Condition! • Highly Desirable British Racing Green! • Sturdy and Comfortable Black interior with Sport Seats! • New Black Carpet and Sound Deadening! • Just Serviced and Ready to be Enjoyed Today! SHOWROOM PRICE: $39,900 DISCOUNT: $5,000 SALE PRICE: $34,900!!! Call 618-791-4020 today for a worldwide shipping quote! PPW Motorcars is pleased to offer this beautiful 1979 Mini Cooper Swiftune, which was beautifully built in British Racing Green with a Black interior with Sport Seats! This mini was built with heavy consultation by Swiftune and with many of their components to make the ULTIMATE MINI. There was no cost to be spared, no corners to be cut, and the only goal was to make take the essence of what a Mini S was, and take it to the farthest extremes while not straying from what it should be. Think of this as a Mini version of a modified Porsche GT3RS. While still completely streetable, it is the furthest along a Mini could be taken without losing its essence. The designer had an unlimited budget and with swiftune's advice, had the knowledge to get the job done and forever raise the bar of what a streetable Mini could be. The Engine, Transmission, Suspension, Brakes, Body, and every other component were considered in conjunction with each to ensure a harmonious result and what resulted works as well together as any symphony in existence. Being built with an utter disregard for money or return on investment with an original build cost of over $35,000 (over $55,000 adjusted for inflation), this magnificent motorcar has the best of everything. The engine was built in house by swiftune with a blank check. All of their top end components were fitted to make the ultimate engine. It was then mated to a close ratio 4 speed transmission with hardened strait cut gears for the perfect shifts with the added bonus of the most glorious and gratifying transmission whistle that has been heard. Then there was the question of what to do with the body and the obvious choice was a Domino Body. It is a combination of Carbon, Kevlar, and Fiberglass that is then entirely Gel Coated for the ultimate finish. This is a true monocoque, meaning that the body is a single piece with no welds or pieces, exactly what you find in modern hyper cars. It offers the absolute best structural rigidity, weight savings and therefore handling. The cost was astronomical and the last available price from 2007 was over £15,000 (£19,783 adjusted for inflation or $25,114) and that was before shipping, import taxes, finishing, or install/build costs. In short, the finished body alone is over half the asking price of the car! It was then expertly finished in British Racing Green and equipped with a vinyl Union Jack on the roof (removable), stylish gold mini lite wheels, and constructed in S Trim with functioning dual fuel tanks offering better balance a longer range, and great style. Next, the suspension and brakes were addressed and for the power and light weight, upgraded components were fitted in every location. The suspension is fully adjustable, the brakes are large wildwood discs in front and new aluminum drums in the rear were fitted. All components were addressed and replaced with the best option, from forgoing the original point style distributor to a modern ignition style, to the high torque starter, to the aluminum radiator, and everything in between. Last was the interior, which was carefully selected to retain the mini essence. The seats are sporty but extremely comfortable and nothing is over the top. You will not find Connolly leather or Alcantara in this car, it holds true to itself. Having just received a fresh service, this example is truly turnkey and is ready to be enjoyed today. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to own one of the best. Offered for the true collector, investor, or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the astronomical build cost and to whom, nothing but the best will do! Bid with confidence-you will not be disappointed in this truly magnificent motorcar! Please call Paul Weishaar, day or night, for more details or any questions (618)791-4020 Call us for a complete walk around; we will supply you with a detailed description and answer any questions you may have! PPW Motorcars is located at 9350 Woodson Terrace Ind. Ct less than ONE mile away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL). Why buy from PPW Motorcars? With many years of specialty experience in the Classic, Luxury, and Exotic motorcar business and a lifetime of passion PPW Motorcars serves some of the worlds most sophisticated and discerning buyers. We pride ourselves on honesty, expertise of some of the world's finest vehicles, and a promise to each buyer that the vehicle they purchase will be the exact same one that arrives at their doorstep. We strive to make your purchasing experience easy, convenient, and confidence inspiring. With a central location just minutes away from St. Louis International Airport (Airport Code STL) we are happy to pick customers up curbside or deliver the vehicle to your doorstep. We pride ourselves on integrity, excellent communication, and diligent follow up.