Meet G8 EMO. What a Mini this is! Inspired by LBL 6D the last Mini to win the Monte. Also what a number plate this is, for those of you in the know and for those who aren’t its very close to a very famous Works rally Mini, 8 EMO. Rallied by Paddy Hopkirk and James Martin now owns.
No-one is ever going to mistake a Mk-3 Mini for a Works rally Cooper but there are ways to get ‘The Abingdon Look’. John Cartlidge did the research, brought a decent 1990 City and went to town when he built EMO. Mini World featured in 2014.
Mini Sport-derived 1293cc A+ Stage 3 prepared by Richard De La Roche (Smithy Garage, Sandbach). 12G940 9-stud head, flowed, ported, polished, big valves. 1.5:1 roller rockers, double valve springs. verier adjustable duplex timing set. Piper metro BP270 camshaft. Metro water-heated alloy inlet manifold. Two-core rad, billet alloy thermostat housing. single SU HIF-44 carb. K&N air filter. Filter king, Facet fast road electronic fuel pump. Maniflow LCB. Maniflow centre-exit, single-box 1 3/-inch mild steel system. Lightened crank, balanced with clutch assembly. A127 standard alternator. Aldon Fast road distributor. points ignition. Flame Thrower coil. Works-type auxiliary lamp relays. NGK plugs, leads. Phil Lovatt wiring loom, Extra cooling fan, Coil cooler.
A+ four=speed manual all-synchro rod-shift box prepared by Richard De La Roche. Standard gear set. 3.44:1 final drive ratio. single-pin diff. diaphragm fast road clutch. braided clutch hose. 1998-on plastic reservoir clutch master cylinder.
1988-on type in line dual-circuit, servo assisted system. braided hoses including master cylinder fittings, Kunifer pipes run inside cabin.
Front: S-Type 7.5-inch solid discs, twin pot callipers with standard pads.
Rear: MiniFin drums, rebuilt backplates, standard shoes.
Dry type, ribber doughnuts. height-adjustable front, rear. Adjustable Gaz dampers, lowered type. Front: adjustable tie rods. 1.5-degree negative camber lower arms. Poly bushes. Rear: subframe blasted, finished in black hammerite smooth. rebuilt radius arms, negative camber kit.
MiniLite alloys, GB alloys (Gold -finish, road use) all 6×10. Yokohama A008 165/70×10 track use.
Drivers & Co driver seats, rear seat standard 1990 Mini City retrimmed in S style by John Cartlidge. three-point Luke driver harness. co-driver black three-point harness & inertia-reel seat belts retained. standard rear non-inertia-reel belts. Rear seats Works-style tool holder. Brocade headlining. matching Mk1 sun visors. Red Wilton carpets. Beige trim cards. early three-point rollcage. Hopkirk alloy throttle pedal extension. alloy gearknob. Wood-rim shallow-dish three spoke steering wheel. Works-style rally dash pods. co driver equipment includes Works-style fusebox holder, three four-fuse fuseboxes, washer bottle in passenger footwell. clock and stop watch, Imitation Halda, pen holder, cigarette lighter. disguised JVC CD/tuner head unit. Drivers equipment includes. early type steering column cowl, single stalk Lumor electronic tacho. Smiths ammeter, lights, wipers, washers, front/rear heated screen switches. later heater facia disguised. Floor mounted lamp dip-switch. P-lights. single 7.5-gallon fuel tank. boot board, air horn system. Two 4-inch speakers. early handbrake grip. twin rear view mirrors.
Painted in classic Tartan Red with Black roof and group 2 arch extensions. this 1990 body underwent a full restoration is now sporting stainless steel front lamp bar, tungsten filament Lucas 700 spot front fog lights, H4 headlamps, works-style perspex headlamp guards, Morris Cooper S badges. Mk1 rear light conversion. Lucas large reverse lamp. rear fog lamp. Late style heated rear screen. hinged rear quarterlights. Mk1 type boot handle. Mk1 type rear number plate assembly. rubber boot strap. front number plate sticker on bonnet. Monte Carlo type heated front screen. bumpers, overriders, corner bars at rear. Mk1 grill surround, Morris Cooper grill. bullet door mirrors. leather bonnet strap. dummy driver’s side fuel filler. Works type high-lift jacking brackets.
This truly is a yet another remarkable Mini and someones going to be extremely lucky.
72 Hour sale price of £12.99.