Tires are rim protectors only. Four wheels are the same, and have center caps, one is similar to those four, but has sharper edges. The sixth (in the upper right corner) has a “no lip/ flush face”. No lug nuts. Finally, email me to contact – Thanks! -Mark Hurston


WANTED – Late-model Mini right hand seat. Black with red piping to match this lefty.

– Don Dixon, dondixon4@comcast dot net


WANTED – Mini project car

For father/son project, we’re looking for a Mini in need of rebuilding/restoration.

-Jared Pryne, Friday Harbor, 360-317-8996


FOR SALE – Early, hard-to-find parts

Do you need a specific part for your Mini and can’t seem to find it?  Chuck Heleker would like to help.  If you can tell him what it is that you need, he will do his best to find a NOS or good-condition used example on “The Magic Shelves.”   “The Magic Shelves” have been gathering parts for right around 50 years and the parts are mostly for Mk1 through Mk3 Minis (sorry, no center-exit exhausts or headlight eyebrows).  

Give Chuck a call.  You will find his phone number at the bottom of the home page.


FOR SALE – Vertical milling machine    SOLD – South Bend lathe

WE BEE RACING LIQUIDATION SALE.  I have owned both machines for over 20 years. Both are in working order with very little wear.  I would like to sell both machines together.  For sale as is.

–Al Beebe, December, 2020

South Bend 13”x24” tool room lathe:  $4,000.00 (or best offer) With all accessories.

  • Date Mfg.: somewhere between 1950 and 1980
  • Swing: 13″
  • Between centers: 24”
  • 1.5” thru hole
  • 8” 3-jaw chuck, + 10” 4-jaw chuck
  • Taper attachment
  • Milling attachment
  • Jacobs 5/8” tail chuck
  • 2 Face plates
  • Quick change tool post
  • 8 Spindle speeds: 40 to 940 rpm
  • 4 Way step pulley flat belt drive
  • 48 threading ranges: 4 to 224
  • Oil cup lube system
  • Flame hardened bed ways
  • Built-in chip catch pan
  • Motor: 1/2hp 220/440v 3ph with phase converter 
  • Est. Wt.1500 lbs.
  • Comes with all the cutter, gages, and everything I’ve got.

Nine-speed vertical milling machine: $2,500.00 (or best offer) With all accessories.

Digital read out of course.
  • Brand: Central Machinery. Amps 10
  • 2 hp single phase
  • Belt drive
  • 9 Speed 240 rpm to 2885 rpm
  • Spindle: 1 ¾” with R8 taper
  • Spindle travel: 2 ¾ “
  • Table dimensions: 26” lg x 6 ½” wide
  • Longitudinal travel: 15 ½ “
  • Cross travel: 6”
  • Vertical travel: 7.68 “
  • Head tilts 45 deg left or right
  • Swing: 13”
  • 2 axis DRO
Offset bores perhaps?

Or $6,000.00 (or best offer) for the lathe AND the milling machine AND the tool box.

Al Beebe

3902 146th Place SW

Lynnwood, WA 98087


SOLD     Rare RSP Cooper

All original 1990 Rover Special Products (RSP) Commemorative Mini Cooper – a re-launch of the Cooper which had been absent since the 1960s. #274 of only 1,650 produced – black with white roof and John Cooper signature white bonnet stripes.  Original painted wheel arches and white Mini Cooper side trim.


Odometer reads 58,668 miles which is thought to be accurate.  Purchased from original owner while on a Mini-hunting expedition in New Zealand in the early 2000s.

Paint has some minor blemishes and there is rust along the bottom of each door but, otherwise, minimal to no rust.

Stored indoors, under car cover, on battery tender since 2012.  Starts right up, idles and runs very smoothly.

Black ½-leather seats trimmed with red piping and red leather wrapped steering wheel. Original red carpet throughout in excellent condition.  Factory-installed sunroof and impeccable headliner.

Original MG Metro 1275cc engine with 3.1:1 final drive.  60bhp, 67 lb-ft of torque.  0-60 mph in 12.3 seconds.  Compression test figures taken in May, 2020: cylinder 1-185, 2-190, 3-195, 4-187.

Must see this time-machine RSP Cooper.  $15,000

–Roberta Piercy, Coupeville, WA  360-929-3607


New source for Mini tires

Blockley Tyres in the UK are now producing both 145/80-10 and 165/70-10 tires.  Check out their website –


Minis For Sale!

I think it is time to sell a few of the Minis that I have collected over the years. I haven’t advertised them anywhere else or put prices on them, yet, but I thought those who are interested might want to let me know which car(s!) they like. Most SAMOA members know the cars, but familiar with them or not, you are welcome to come take a look. You can contact me at 425-226-2783 or cheleker at aol dot com. The cars are:

SOLD      1968 Morris Cooper S Liverpool Police Car. One of 27 made specifically for Liverpool Police Department for that year.

SOLD       1967 Riley Elf Mk III. 11,000 miles. Florentine Blue with Old English White roof.

SOLD      1964 Angus Firefly Fire Truck Pickup. 1600 miles. The one I own is the only one I have ever seen and only one of two I believe were built. This one was used by a hospital in England.

SOLD     1963 Riley Elf Mk I. 32,000 miles. Chartreuse Yellow with Florentine Blue roof. One of two I know of.

SOLD      1963 Riley Elf Mk II. 17,000 miles. Yukon Grey and Birch Grey roof.

SOLD       1965 Wolseley Hornet Heinz 57. Light grey. One of 57 given away in 1966 in a contest by Heinz in England.  Chuck Heleker – 425-226-2783


I found a set of red carpets for an Estate/Countryman but just the pieces behind the back seat.  Also under-hood insulation and firewall insulation.  All Newton Commercial and all in new, never-been-installed condition.  Should have been included in the garage sale.  Make offer. Al Beebe – 425-745-0052



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