Little Red Racer: 2005 Mini Cooper S

I’m not gonna lie — I get hella excited whenever I see an array of Hella lights on the front of a car. It doesn’t matter if it is a 68 Firebird or a 2005 Mini — a set of rally lights really make a statement. But this next car isn’t just a bright face — it also has some performance upgrades to the already tossable Mini product and is offered for a reasonable price. Find this 2005 Mini Cooper S offered for $7995 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2005 mini cooper s
cryptocurrency ok
fuel: gas
odometer: 116000
title status: clean
transmission: manual

When I bought it, it was totally stock…so, I brought it to the great team at BR
Racing in Los Gatos and spent over $10K in performance mods and tuning. High level description of mods: stock engine was greatly (yet reliably) enhanced with a pulley mod for the super charger, new ignition, coil pack, and plugs. New Bilstein PSS9, adjustable, coil-over suspension all around, camber plates, sway bars, upgraded bushings, OZ Ultraleggera wheels with Continental Extreme tires, 4-point Schroth harness, rear seat delete kit, Hella fog lights with custom fab light bar, and more. The car also has a permanently attached Thule roof rack for your bike, surfboard or roof box. This car runs great and it is a blast to drive and a true go kart with a license plate. The removal of the rear seats lightened the car, and also adds a lot more room for hauling stuff in the back. This mod is totally reversible, but you would need to find rear seats elsewhere – this car does not come with them. The engine, 6 speed transmission, and brakes are all in fine shape. Here is a detailed summary of the mods performed on the BR Racing website:

Car has a clean title and is registered through July 2023. Interior is clean with heated seats. Exterior paint is clean and vibrant. It has never been crashed, never a collision, never had any damage or body work done at all…no rust, frame is straight, etc. Has always been driven very carefully and precisely

No trades, serious buyers. Email with questions and contact information if you’d like to see it.

No joy rides and only experienced manual transmission drivers.

See a better way to drive a street go-kart?