The Anonymous Widower

It Was Once Called The Only Rear-Engined Front-Wheel-Drive Car In Captivity!

A friend has just moved to Ainsdale and I once went to see cars racing on the flat sandy beach.

One of the cars I saw was the Cooper-Buick, which was a 1964 Mini-Cooper with a 3.5-litre Buick V8 engine in the boot, driving the front wheels, through the back axle of an E-type Jaguar.

This page on the Road and Track web site gives more details.

It certainly threw a lot of sand about!

May 28, 2021 - Posted by | Sport, Transport/Travel | ,

1 Comment »

  1. I bet that was fun! John Cooper famously built a Mini with an Austin 1100 engine and gearbox at each end for four wheel drive at about the same time. A bit of a beast, I am led to believe. THere used to be a Mini in Eastbourne with a Fiat two litre engine in it, the wheels stuck out each side an extra four inches.

    Comment by jagracer | May 28, 2021 | Reply

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