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Mini Cooper S R56 2011 Covered 56,903 miles Excellent condition - small mark to front bumper near spotlight + couple of age related stone chips to bonnet Full service history 12 Months MOT until Dec 2021 - No advisories Just had a Health Check by Mini main dealer and said the car was in fantastic overall ...


I have had my little mini for over three years now and have decided that now is the right time to move it on to a new owner. It is a fantastic car and has never let me down once. I have spent a small fortune on maintenance over the years to keep the car where it should be, on the road! It has been serviced regularly ...


*** Please note: The vehicles included in this auction are not available to purchase from Brightwells before the sale.*** *** Viewing by appointment ONLY *** ***More photos online at the Brightwells website*** This car will be sold at the Brightwells Classic Car Auction Online commencing at 10am on Saturday 5th ...


Vehicle Description: 2020 Mini John Cooper Works GP3 - F56 RHD – GP Touring package - 1 of 575 Examples • UK Supplied RHD Example • First Registration September 2020 • Only 56 miles • One of 575 Examples • Production Number #0661 • Finished in Racing Metallic Grey with Recardo Leather Sports Interior ...


For Sale Original framed advert for the Essex Super Six from October 1928. 92 years old in excellent condition. ** Free U.K Delivery **  100% original, never copies or reproductions. Reverse side shows original article/advertisement.  Professionally extracted from publication and framed.  All frames brand ...


Delving into the Moke's design history, I had clean forgotten that Sir Alec Issigonis had been the brains behind the Moke too; he really was a brilliant and revolutionary designer as he used an identical engine, transmission and suspension parts to the Mini and as a result, it was really fun to drive. Contrary ...


Race ready Mini Cooper S in mint condition. Close ratio gearbox, Race cams, limited slip diff etc Never raced in gravel and accident free.suited for historik rallies. Correct documentation and FIVA Card available. Can be transported anywhere in Europe at our own cost. For more photos and information please ...


Mini sprite 1275 cc rothmans colors . Mileage 45.000 . Very solid car no welding . Some service history mot's back to 2006 . Everything works as it should inc spot lights . A lot of time and effort gone into this car as you can see from photos. This car gets a lot of attention. Mot till June 2021. No time wasters please ...


Beautiful mini cooper d 2012 hpi clear the car drives fantastic excellent body and paintwork colour chili red road tax zero looks really sporty 122,000 miles drives spot on electric windows electric mirrors rear parking sensors dab radio thatcham cat1 alarm cd player/aux input sun glass 63mpg

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Picture of 1977 Mini 1000 1,275cc Saloon

This car along with 124 others is to be auctioned at our Bonhams MPH 11th December auction, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA. Odometer reading: 64,200 MoT expiry date: exempt - An older restoration - 1,275cc MG Metro engine - Numerous other upgrades - Refreshed interior An older restoration said to start ...

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A Brief History of the Classic Mini

The Mini was introduced in 1959, its goal was to be a fuel-efficient, reliable and affordable way to move four adults and their luggage from point A to point B. What it’s designer Alec Issigonis didn’t expect was for it to become quite such a cult classic.


The Mark 1 Mini was launched in 1959, it was available either as an Austin Mini Seven or Morris Mini-Minor. Mark 1 Minis featured external door hinges, smaller rear window apertures and 10” wheels.

In 1961 with help from John Cooper, the Mini Cooper model was launched. It was available with 7” disc brakes and a 998/997cc engine. The Cooper didn’t quite satisfy the masses and in 1963 The Cooper ‘S’ model was released. Available with either a 970cc, 1071 or 1275cc engine the Cooper S was created to go racing.

The Mini Cooper S took home wins not only on the circuit but in the hills of the Monte Carlo rally.


The Mk2 Mini was released in 1968, it was only a minor facelift to the Mk1. Larger rear lights had been fitted to improve safety and a larger rear window aperture. The Mk2 received a redesigned front grille. The model range didn’t drastically change when the Mk2 Mini was released, the Cooper and Cooper ‘S’ models both continued on in production although they now utilised Hydrolastic suspension.


The Mk3 Mini was released in 1969 not a whole lot really changed. The rear lights and grille were retained from the Mk2 model, but the long-standing sliding windows and external door hinges of earlier models were replaced with more secure and safer wind-up units with internal door hinges.

The Mk3 Mini was the first of the Minis to be produced by British Leyland, previous models were either Austin or Morris. The Mini Cooper model was dropped for the Mk3 and introduced only the Cooper ‘S’ model, with a 1275cc engine and 4 speed gearbox. The Cooper S featured servo-assisted 7.5” disc brakes up front and wider steel wheels.


In a bid to keep people interested in the Mini, the Mini Clubman was launched. It’s new squarer face was designed to draw a new group of owners to British Leyland and the Mini. Although underneath, the Clubman was just another Mini.

There was a performance model for the Clubman however, the 1275 GT. Built to replace the Cooper ‘S’ it was actually less powerful and desirable. It featured a single carburettor vs. the Cooper ‘S’ twin set up and it did away with the Mini’s Iconic Central Speedo in favour of a driver-focussed offset speedo.

The Classic Mini is an icon of British Motoring, the likes of Lulu, Brian Johnson and the Beetles are all known to have owned a Classic Mini. Sadly, production ended in 2000 at the Rover Longbridge plant, with the last Sport Pack Mini being driven off the production line by Lulu herself.

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