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BMW R53 Mini Cooper S



BMW R53 Mini Cooper S Race, Track day, Hill climb car 55000m


This car was built by a professional engineer from all new parts with the collaboration of EDM Motorsport who are one of the leading Super Cooper Cup Series Mini race car builders. Nearly £12000 was spent on parts and £7500 on labour in addition to the acquisition cost of the base car. It has only been used for 4 hill climbs and a dozen track days since being built. I have concentrated on using my historic rally car over this period.


Base Car:


The R53 is the supercharged version. It was replaced in 2006 with a turbo charged engine. There is no turbo lag with the supercharged engine. The very best low mileage road car was sourced with a full service history. It was and still is in superlative condition. It has still only done 55000 miles from new. It has been serviced after every 3 events with a major service every year. The car has been completely reliable since it was built. It is now for sale as I am an OAP and retiring from motorsport.


Please see it in action at Donington Park where it overtook virtually every car on the track that day including several Porsche’s at This car is a 1600cc.





Airtec intercooler

NGK colder running spark plugs

Bosch 550 injectors

KAV supercharger -15% reduction pulley

Cat Cam Sport 1302469 camshaft (this keeps pulling all the way up the rev range)

Bytetronik full access engine management system

1320 Mini engine remap. It produces 250bhp at fly and 214 bhp at wheels

Valeo single mass flywheel and clutch

4 into 1 manifold with cat and de-cat pipes

Engine revs to 7300 rpm but this is changeable because of the mappable ECU




Interior removed (all parts are available and included)

MSA Safety Devices 6 point bolt in cage with door bars

Welded box sections for the cage to bolt to

Cobra Suzuka Pro fit Seats x 2

Seat side mounts

Drivers seat has slider fitted

TRS light weight 6 point racing harnesses with aircraft buckles x 2

Innovate air fuel ratio gauge

Innovate boost gauge

Caven speed gauge pod

New water pump

Miltec resonated cat-back exhaust

Airbox modified like John Cooper Works item

Brembo 5:1 racing brake fluid

Towing Hooks front and rear

JCW Strut Brace

Getrag 6 speed box

Quaife LSD (road friendly)

EDM Motorsport race door cards

Personal Fittipaldi leather steering wheel

Competition long stud conversion etc etc




BC RM Coilovers (specifically designed for race use)

Adjustable for ride height, damping and corner weight

Adjustable camber with top plates

Reinforcement plates for strut towers

R56 rear suspension arms and bars for R camber adjustment

Top adjustable suspension mounts

Set up by Hepworth Racing


Noise Test:


92 Bda with cat

96 Bda without

Comfortably within all motor racing tracks and Hill Climbs noise limits




Powerflex black bushes for gearbox, rear swing arm, front mount

Anti-roll bar, engine mounts

Powerflex Super pro front lower arms and rear trailing arms



Vmaxx 330mm big brake front discs (needs 17” wheels to clear)

4 pot calipers

Mintex competition 1155 pads

Discs rear

Braided hoses




Set of Team Dynamics Pro Race 12 Spoke motorsport 17” alloys

Yokohama AD08’s 215/40/17

Set of Team Dynamics 5 spoke 17” alloys

Road tyres 205/40/17


Car is taxed, insured and MOT’d for road use. It’s driven to all circuits and hill climbs. 2 keys, V5 and original handbooks, service record MOT’s etc.




This is a superbly built, tidy, good and reliable car which is cheap to run. Someone will get an absolute bargain.


Seller: tom moore
  Tom Moore
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Country: United Kingdom
City: Halifax
Phone: 01422206481
Currency: GBP
Trade or Private: Private
Price: £8,500
Added: 01/12/2020
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