FOR SALE 5/2/2023 – One year old, like new Interstate battery, group size 24F. Tested 4/29, no dead cells, 750 CCA, steady 12.6V. One year old. $75. -Jerry Miller

FOR SALE 5/26/2023 – PRICE DROPPED $100! Perfect condition, special order grey Cobra seat with mounting frame for sale. Just two bolts and you can enjoy a cracking good increase in comfort and control, no more sliding and clinging while cornering. Asking $200.00. Text Barth at: 206 619-2793


SOLD 3/25/2023 – FOR SALE 3/20/2023 – The ex- Steve Ludwig, ex- Al Beebe Mini trailer.  It was built for Steve’s racing Mini by Dick Pena’s neighbor in Burien, who was experienced in building trailers and midget race cars. The title lists it as 1969 HMDE.  It qualifies and is registered for intermittent use, therefore, tabs don’t need to be purchased every year.  It’s less than 7′ wide on the outside of the fenders so it can be stored in a garage easily.  Steve towed it with a VW Beetle(!), Ford Falcon and a Peugeot wagon.  Al towed with a Mazda rotary pickup and an F-150 Ford. Would be fine behind a relatively light tow car.  Among the lightest functional Mini trailers.  It was widened by Al to take the wide 13″ wheels they were using.  When I got the trailer from Al, I narrowed it back to regular Mini width and replaced the fenders, tires, and deck surface.  I had the entire thing sandblasted and painted and installed new LED lights and a new wire harness! . 

I’ve used it for relatively short hauls and it works fine.  Al hauled to Westwood, Spokane and Sears Point!  Please let me know what other information might be of interest and I’ll try to come up with it. I’m asking $1,500. Thanks,  Ted Atkins


FOR SALE 1/10/2023 – Selling four original  chrome/stainless Mini wheel covers. Three in good condition, one a bit less so. Honestly don’t know what the are worth but I’m asking $100. If interested please text or message Barth at 206 619-2793.


FOR SALE 12/18/2022Radiator, 3 core, P/N ARP1106.  New, with drain petcock.  Seven sells ‘em for $300, I’m selling it for $200, firm.

AP clutch kit, (#GCK100AF/KT8855) pre-verto, Clutch disc, blue diaphragm and throw out bearing.
$110. – Jerry Miller


SOLD – 2003 – 2009 Mini World magazines. All in great condition. –Steve Clarke – 425-869-8425


FOR SALE – SELECT MINI PARTS FROM THE “MAGIC SHELVES,” 10/25/2022. I will be bringing a few items from Chuck’s Magic Shelves to the meeting this Tuesday. Below are just a few.
Brembo Cooper ‘S’ brake rotors. NOS
Pair of fender round mirrors.
Back up light (needs work)
Rokee dash
Innocenti grill
Clutch master cylinder NOS
Brake master cylinder .7 bore NOS
Benelite grills (extremely rare)
Pair of driving lights with Lucas covers

Come to the meeting and check this stuff out. Good prices will be given. – Chris Miller

At the PICNIC ON THE GREEN this Saturday, 7/16/2022. Chuck Heleker is selling off most of his collection of Mini parts from “The Magic Shelves” and a select few of this multitude that have been collected over the years will be at the picnic. Prices are not included as most everything is negotiable. Here’s what will be at the picnic and remember, this is just a sample. – Chris Miller

Sedan car covers.  Three to choose from, you know your Mini needs one

Late Mini pre-engaged starter new

SPQR engine stabilizing kit for a Magic Wand shifter 

Front upper suspension arm rebuild kits

Rear swing arm rebuild kits

Adjustable front lower arms with Heim Joints

Adjustable  front tie rods with Heim Joints

Miscellaneous bits and bobs

998cc engine (Don’t know history or completeness)


SOLD (Sept, 2022) — WILL TRADE (6/1/2022) – for Mini 1275 known good powertrain assembly: 1975 HONDA CB750F Super Sport (February of 1975, so this is an F-zero). Candy Sapphire Blue (Code #PB-3C-C). Very nice example of a landmark, classic Universal Japanese Motorcycle, as seen on the cover of the May issue of 1975 Cycle Magazine*.

Above is the link for the following craigslist Ad, so for additional photos, please paste it into your browser. 39,096 miles, as shown on a beautiful set of gauges. This CB looks like far less mileage as you can see in the photos. I think it has lived indoors for most of its life and it looks to be largely original. ** Nice running SOHC 736 cc motor, shifts smoothly through the gears. Great maintenance and it shows! New Honda filter and GN4 100 miles ago. AGM Battery with harness for your battery tender. Nice chrome, extremely nice clean tank, good plastics and rubber, 70’s green on white WA state license plate with “Bent Bike – since 1974” plate frame. Might wish to put on new tires. Occasional cold start, but that is a known “feature” on these. MANY spare parts including HONDA NOS parts, some NLA; a new replacement seat cover, complete used cowl seat assy, seals, gaskets, controls & lighting, ignition kit, fasteners, bits and bobs.  All in boxes. See photo.  Manuals, Parts manual, magazine. As seen in photo.

Will trade for known good 1275 powertrain assembly or FOR SALE. – Mark Hurston


SOLD (5/26/2022)– 1990 Rover RSP Cooper.

Genuine 1990 ROVER RSP COOPER for sale.  #274 of 1,650 produced and one of 100 sold new in New Zealand.  The prototype of the RSP COOPER was the brainchild of John Cooper in the late 80s.  Cooper, of course, was also the creator of the original Mini Cooper. 

This super-rare RSP remains in original, unrestored condition and retains all of its unique, RSP features.

–Ed Sauer


FOR SALE (4/28/2022)– Cylinder Head  12A 1456,  for Morris Minor, Mk1 Sprite, $20. THESE BRAKES HAVE BEEN SOLD (4/30/2022) Front pair dual-leading-shoe drum brakes. -Peter Larsen. 206-683-1017


SOLD (4/30/2022)– High compression 850 long block. Free to a good home, thick flange.

Crankshaft turns otherwise condition unknown. Comes with unknown distributor, extra tension type cam drive and pressure plate. Primary gear as well. No gearbox case. Original paint! –Ted Atkins


DONATED TO WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION (2/5/2023) – Fourteen inch (OD) steering wheel. Excellent leather and stitching, the anodized spokes could use a coat of paint.  New Mountney boss. $150, offers welcome. -Don Dixon, 2 oh 6 369 2805


DONATED TO WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION (2/5/2023) – Two, maybe three wheels. I say maybe because I don’t know if number three is repairable. One and two look pretty good. JAP brand, JA Pearce Magna Wheels, made in England. Also labeled 1967. 5” x 10”, 2 1/2” (centerline) backset. Aluminum alloy or Magnesium??  Vapor (media in water) blasted.

 $200 or first offer. -Don Dixon, 2 oh 6 369 2805


SOLD (4/4/2022) Front Subframe. It is a dry one used in Minis from 1959 to 1975. solid no cracks, no bumps, straight, very little surface rust.

$200.00 obo. – Peter Larsen, 206-683-1017


NO LONGER FOR SALE – 1963 Riley Elf MkII.  Largely original and unrestored.  At this time it is a project.   -Ed Sauer


SOLD! 3/18/22 – 1976 Morris Mini 1000. It is with much regret that I have decided to part with my Mini. I purchased this Mini from New Zealand in 2002.  In the last couple of years I have not driven the car much and I hate to see it just sit and not be enjoyed.

Over the last couple of years I have done a number of upgrades to the car to make it safer and to be able to handle our roads/freeway etc. This Mini has won a number of awards at the Bellevue ABFM, Mini Meet West and Western Washington ABFM and the odometer currently reads 55,400 miles or 89,160km.

Maintenance/upgrades to the Mini include:

• Stage 1 kit
• 123 Distributor
• Duplex timing chain
• Swift tune SW5 CAM
• Calver Special Tuning Stage 3 unleaded Cylinder head
• New bushings
• New engine mounts
• New water pump, radiator and hoses

• New clutch and release bearing
• New master cylinder
• Plastic extension on master cylinder
• New Clutch slave cylinder
• New clutch hose

• Hi-Lo adjustable Trumpets
• Road/Rally Cones
• KYB Gas Dampers
• New Knuckle joints
• New bushings
• Tie rods

• New master cylinder
• Plastic extension on master cylinder
• New 7.5” front disk brakes
• New wheel cylinders
• New rear shoes complete with springs
• New brake hoses


• Rokee wood dash
• New carpeting
• Original Biscuit vinyl interior


• 5 Cosmic II wheels
• 5 Vredestein Sprint Classic 145HR-10 tires
• Original-color Pimento repaint

The Mini also comes with

• Original steel wheels with trim rings and hub caps
• Original leaded 1000 Cylinder head
• Original Cam
• Original suspension trumpets
• Misc items

The Mini is a majority original Pimento Red color with the left front fender having been repainted before I received the car.  The Mini runs and stops very well with no known issues. Also, the Mini is on jack stands this time of year to avoid flat spots on the tires so that is why it looks high off the ground. 

This Mini is a great example of one that is mostly stock with a few mods that make it safer and more enjoyable on the road.

I’m asking $12,500.

Steve Clarke, 425-869-8425, -03/15/2022


SOLD – Maniflow C-ARA333 Single Box 2″ Side Exit Exhaust System. Very slightly used, $125. A SAMOA former president purchased this from a former president for yet another former president. It wasn’t needed for that project so it’s for sale. Thank you, Kelley


SOLD – No longer available. Cosmic alloy wheels.


WANTED – FOUND, thanks. – 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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