For Sale: 2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

This 2004 Mini Cooper S is for sale on Craigslist in San Diego, California with an asking price of $6,950 OBO or trades. The little car was converted to RWD and powered by a turbocharged 350 ci Chevy small-block V8 that produces 600 horsepower. Behind that is a TH350 three-speed automatic transmission and Toyota 4Runner rear end with 3.73 gears. The radiator now sits inside the cabin where the passenger seat resided and the rear suspension is now a 4-link.

2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

2004 Mini Cooper S with a Turbo Chevy V8

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Source: Craigslist (click here is ad disappears) and @CM_Fabman via Grassroots Motorsports

2 Comments

  1. Mike

    I am interested in the V8 conversion of your Mini Cooper. I would like to retain the seating (at least two seats) and relocate the radiator to the rear. How did you build the front chassis to support the V8? I am in Mesa, Arizona and would appreciate any help that you could assist with for a Mini Cooper conversion of my own.

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