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1991 Rover Mini Cooper carburettor, body, interior, electric, steering, brakes, suspension, wheels, RC-40 exhaust, contact for details.

  • 30-Sep-2020
  • Spain
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2 Years Warranty & Breakdown Cover Total Wow Factor & Rust Free One of our Signature Range. Imported from warm, dry Japan where it was bespoked inside & out for the Harajuku in-crowd. Very low miles ...

  • 30-Sep-2020
  • Nottinghamshire
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THE CHEAPEST MINI ERA TURBO FOR SALE, YET ONE OF THE LOWEST MILAGE EXAMPLES AVAILABLE PRICED TO SELL SO DON'T MISS OUT Fast, good-looking and well made; the ERA was the spiritual successor to the ...

This vehicle was sold new on the 22/11/1968 and assembled in Cape Town South Africa at the British Leyland plant Blackheath. The interior is new and the vehicle has had a full respray . A new clutch ...

  • 29-Sep-2020
  • South Africa
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2004 Mini Cooper S Track Car Mileage - 129061 Spec: Half Roll cage - Rear bolt in with harness bar Omp trs-x FIA approved seats with edm racing side mounts RSA 4 Point Harnesses FIA approved ...

  • 29-Sep-2020
  • Hampshire
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1966 Mk 1 Austin Mini Cooper S 1275 Tartan Red / Black roof This is a genuine Mk1 1275 S that was exported in Oct 1966 to North America where it remained until recently when it returned to the UK. According ...

  • 29-Sep-2020
  • Surrey
  • Private

This magnificent, fully rebuilt 1969 Morris Mini Cooper ‘S’ MKII has covered just 282 miles since a full complete rebuild carried out by a Mini Specialist. We can also confirm this Cooper ‘S’ ...

Left hand drive. Now with manual transmission. Mini Morris 1000 automatic year 1970. One of the first model automatic made in Spain. Original spanish registration from 1970. The engine 1.000cc. ...

  • 29-Sep-2020
  • Spain
  • Private

OPPORTUNITY ! Race spec 1978 Mini Mk4 Road legal, English plates, race prepared Metallic blue , all metal construction DELIVERY WORLDWIDE €30,000+ invested 1.8l Volkswagen Scirroco engine Twin ...

  • 29-Sep-2020
  • Spain
  • Private

Spec Inc Panoramic Roof, Sat Nav, Heated Seats, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Chilli Pack, DAB Radio, Dynamic Traction Control, Light Pack, Xenon Lights, Bluetooth with Voice Control, Sport Leather Steering ...

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This car is an original UK rhd car, which is presented in the desirable colour combination of green and white. Specifically, this is an early example of the the Mark VI variant, which was produced between ...

  • 29-Sep-2020
  • Surrey
  • Private

For sale is my 2007 MINI Cooper Hatch in Mellow Yellow with black roof and mirrors and black bonnet stripes - First registered 30 April 2007 - MOT valid until 27 May 2021 (no advisories) - I am ...

  • 27-Sep-2020
  • Northumberland
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The smell of adventure air freshener came from NEC motor show for the launch of the new mini

  • 26-Sep-2020
  • Yorkshire
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* Coming Soon * 2000 Rover Mini Cooper Sport in rare Anthracite metallic with a white roof, bonnet stripes and mirrors. The interior is lovely with full black leather seats with cream piping, a walnut ...

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Manual, 6 speed. Fully loaded example, including: Full glass Panoramic roof Cruise control. Sat Nav Bluetooth leather seats Chili pack plus more Recent new Radiator and tyres, superb original ...

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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.

MK1:

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.

Mk2:

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.

Mk3

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.

Clubman/1275GT

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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