Lot 114 - 2000 Rover Mini 40 ‘KAD’

Lot 114 - 2000 Rover Mini 40 ‘KAD’

Lot 114 - 2000 Rover Mini 40 ‘KAD’

Lot Number 114
Registration V869 HEC
Chassis Number SAXXNWAZRYD181222
Odometer reading 1,100 miles
Result Sold - £22,191
  • Just 1000 miles covered since a full nut & bolt £60k build
  • 16v, 1480cc, twin-cam, built by KAD to 180bhp
  • Painted in Ferrari Verde Silverstone

Kent Auto Developments is a pioneering automotive company renowned for its expertise in performance tuning, bespoke vehicle enhancements, and motorsport preparation. With a focus on innovation and quality craftsmanship, the company offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of enthusiasts and professional drivers alike. Their team of skilled technicians combines advanced technology with meticulous attention to detail to ensure optimal results for every project. Whether it's optimizing horsepower, improving handling, or refining aerodynamics, Kent Auto Developments is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of automotive excellence. With a reputation for excellence and a commitment to customer satisfaction, Kent Auto Developments continues to elevate the driving experience for automotive enthusiasts worldwide.

This Mini was a full build by Kent Auto Developments, which really can only be described as a work of art. The car started life as a limited edition Mini 40 but has since been ‘backdated’ with a clubman front end and painted in Ferrari Verde Silverstone. It is understood that more than £60,000 was spent on the build of the car, with the brief being ‘to beat everything on track days but still have the comfort to drive to the South of France’. Power comes from a KAD built 1480cc, 16v, twin-cam engine with a whopping 180bhp, which is plenty in a mini! The engine is fitted with Jenvey throttle bodies and Omex 600 management, which has just had a £700 refresh and tune. A Piper 4-2-1 stainless manifold with Playmini stainless exhaust system is fitted, giving an incredible exhaust note. The car is fitted with a KAD five-speed straight cut dogleg gearbox, Quaife ATB limited slip differential, KAD alloy flywheel and KAD quick shifter. Stopping power comes from KAD four-pot calipers up front with 7.9” vented and grooved discs and a KAD rear disc conversion with KAD adjustable bias pedal box. As if a Mini didn’t handle well enough already, the car has been fitted with AVO full adjustable suspension, KAD alloy swing arms, camber arms, alloy front hubs, KAD front and rear anti roll bars and electronic power steering with a Quaife quick steering rack. KAD 6x10” magnesium wheels have been fitted with Yokohama Advan 032R tyres, perfect for road/track use. The interior really is the best of both worlds, trimmed in sumptuous black leather with a full roll cage (also painted in Ferrari Verde Silverstone), Pioneer speaker system with Bluetooth, AVIC F220 navigation system and a full length electronic sunroof.

This is an outstanding mini built with huge attention to detail and was truly a no expense spared build. Offered to auction with a comprehensive history file, V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until September 2024. Whether you’re a Mini enthusiast or not, this car is quite hard not to love and is offered at a fraction of its original build cost having covered just over 1,000 miles since completion. Consignor Fraser Smith

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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