We love seeing classic automobiles getting a nuanced upgrade. It’s a testament to the respect of the vehicle, married with the expertise of the best outfitters in the business. Cool & Vintage offers just that, taking older vehicles and converting them into modern petrol porn. Take this 1968 Morris Cooper 1000 for example.
The goal here was to create a Mini Cooper inspired by the ‘60s Cafe Racer culture. Not a bad idea at all. So they started by gutting the stock 998cc engine and replacing it with a brand new 1300cc engine for some extra juice, new front and rear Cooper S brakes, black Cooper S wheels, an RC40 Exhaust and LCB Manifold, and Yokohama tires. The upgrades didn’t stop there either. We’re talking a Smiths rev counter, aluminum radiator, period racing seat, Lucas 700 lights in the front and a John Alley Roll Bar. It’s the first of two build outs so that the two owners can take some time to race them around Lisbon’s narrow streets. Not a bad idea if you ask us. [Purchase]