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621 AOK the very first production Morris Mini-Minor—built 1959
Manufacturer BMC to MG Rover, and Innocenti, Authi
Production 1959–2000
Class Supermini
Layout FF layout
Engine(s) A-series, 850–1275 cc I4
Transmission(s) 4-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2.04 m (80.3 in) (saloon)
2.14 m (84.3 in) (estate and commercials)
Length 3.05 m (120.1 in) (saloon)[1]
3.40 m (133.9 in) (estate and commercials)
3.30 m (129.9 in) (Wolseley Hornet/Riley Elf)[2]
Width 1.40 m (55.1 in)
Height 1.35 m (53.1 in)
Kerb weight 617 to 686 kg (1,360 to 1,512 lb)
Designer Sir Alec Issigonis
.The Mini is a small car that was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered an icon of the 1960s,[3][4][5] and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers.^ Complete Classic Mini 1959-2000 .
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^ All about the original and best small car - Design icon and cult classic, the BMC Mini.
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^ The Mini is a small car that was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000.
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[6] .The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America.^ The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America.
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^ Even a Gm vehicle built outside of America is better built and does way more to support the infrastructure of America than a small POS built at by BMW .
  • Review: 2009 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works 2 February 2010 9:09 UTC www.leftlanenews.com [Source type: General]

.In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th Century, behind the Ford Model T.^ In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th Century, behind the Ford Model T. .
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^ So, until the official launch of the car in October, that’s what we know about the second-generation Mini.

^ So, five years after we drove the first new Mini, comes the second-generation model.

.This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis.^ This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis.
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^ Issigonis the designer Alec Issigonis' at the Design Museum.
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^ Vehicles designed by Alec Issigonis Wikipedia's list of all the cars Alec Issigonis designed.
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[7][8] .It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park / Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.^ It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the Victoria Park / Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy (Innocenti), Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and Yugoslavia.
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^ The Mini is a small car that was produced by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000.
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^ Name: Leon Daniels Nickname: E-Mail: Homepage: Hobbies: Minis, motor sport, Bulldogs Age: 33 Country: South Africa .
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.The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates: the Mark II, the Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations including an estate car, a pickup truck, a van and the Mini Moke—a jeep-like buggy.^ ALL NEW CARS & VANS > MINI > COOPER Watch video on the MINI COOPER Example - MINI bought through Auto eBid .
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^ I feel like mini people should ban together and get this problem re-called so no one else including myself will have to have broken hearts.
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^ Buy hot toys and hobbies like RC Cars , Nitro RC Cars , RC Planes , Airsoft Guns , RC Submarines , RC Tanks , RC Toys , RC boats , Hydroflyer , Toy Robots and Mini RC .
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.The Mini Cooper and Cooper "S" were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967, although in 1966 the Mini was disqualified after the finish, along with six other British entrants, which included the first four cars to finish, under a questionable ruling that the cars had used an illegal combination of headlamps and spotlights.^ The Mini Cooper and Cooper "S" were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967, although in 1966 the Mini was disqualified after the finish, along with six other British entrants, which included the first four finishing cars, under a questionable ruling that the cars had used an illegal combination of headlamps and spotlights.
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^ I am so lucky to be driving a Mini Cooper S for my first car.
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^ Since the intro of the first Mini 1959 and through the years of racing, car development and driving in movies including "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine in 1969, right up to present day.

[9] .Initially Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor, until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.[10] The Mini was again marketed under the Austin name in the 1980s.^ Reply 13 10 2009 marlene (16:31:37) : I own a 2003 auto mini cooper 120,000km.
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^ Beat the financial heat by purchasing 2009 MINI Cooper , the BMW owned model that has been listed in the top ten coolest cars under $20,000 for 2009-'10 by Autotropolis.

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Design and development

.Designed as project ADO15 (Austin Drawing Office project number 15), the Mini came about because of a fuel shortage caused by the 1956 Suez Crisis.^ All about the original and best small car - Design icon and cult classic, the BMC Mini.
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^ Find out all about Charlie's Mini project.
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^ The campaign will highlight the MINI’s fun-to-drive, fuel efficient credentials, while also empowering consumers with information about globally debated issues like carbon footprints.

[11] .Petrol was once again rationed in the UK, sales of large cars slumped, the market for German Bubble cars boomed.^ However, once I got over the initial shock and the feeling that “I will never buy a $#@*^% German car again”, I started doing some research to see what my options are.
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Leonard Lord, the somewhat autocratic head of BMC, reportedly decreed: 'God damn these b****y awful Bubble Cars. .We must drive them off the road by designing a proper miniature car'. He laid down some basic design requirements: the car should be contained within a box that measured 10 × 4 × 4 ft (3 × 1.2 × 1.2 m); and the passenger accommodation should occupy 6 ft (1.8 m) of the 10 ft (3 m) length; and the engine, for reasons of cost, should be an existing unit.^ ICE: JVC KD-AVX2 head unit, Genesis 5.1 profile amp, 2 Genesis 12"subs , Kinetic loudspeakers, Hollywood excursion trilinium tweeters, 2x Alpine 10.5 flip down screens, X-Box, In car CCTV, LED lighting.
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^ As soon as the car is fixed it’s being sold and hopefully I can recover some of my cost.
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^ Year of the Car: 1980 Engine: 1275 MG currently Description/Modifications: Currently off road for reshell / rebuild, including...
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.Issigonis, who had been working for Alvis, had been recruited back to BMC in 1955 and, with his skills in designing small cars, was a natural for the task.^ The interior of this automobile sets a new benchmark for small cars in design and flair and clearly stands out from the mass producers' products."
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^ This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis.
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^ All about the original and best small car - Design icon and cult classic, the BMC Mini.
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.The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen.^ The team responsible for the development, which was made up of designers and engineers from Munich, Oxford, Auburn Hills, from the engine factory in Brazil as well as partners working for MINI's suppliers, did a brilliant job.
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^ The revolutionary design of the Mini was created by Sir Alec Issigonis (1906–1988), considered a visionary in industrial transportation.
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^ The JCW MINI Cooper rides 207 horses, has a 1.6-liter engine, a bigger turbocharger and four-piston Brembo brakes.

Together, by October 1957, they had designed and built the original prototype, which was affectionately named "The Orange Box" because of its colour.[3]
.The ADO15 used a conventional BMC A-Series four-cylinder water-cooled engine,[12] but departed from tradition by mounting it transversely, with the engine-oil-lubricated, four-speed transmission in the sump, and by employing front-wheel drive.^ The hardtop Mini is a four-seat, three-door hatchback; all models get front-wheel drive, with transverse-mounted 1.6 liter four-cylinder engines.

^ The R65, on the other hand, was an existing major component, which was already being manufactured on the Longbridge site, and was in large scale use in other Rover Group front-wheel-drive cars.
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^ Send message Add to my friends list The original Mini wasn’t the first car with front wheel drive..Not even the first car with transversally mounted engine and front wheel drive...
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.Almost all small front-wheel-drive cars developed since have used a similar configuration, except with the transmission usually separately enclosed rather than using the engine oil.^ The R65, on the other hand, was an existing major component, which was already being manufactured on the Longbridge site, and was in large scale use in other Rover Group front-wheel-drive cars.
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^ The original is considered an icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers.
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^ Power and Performance The higher performance Cooper S gets a 172-horsepower, turbo-charged 1.6-liter engine that produces 177 pound-feet of torque and drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission; a special “overboost” in the Cooper S can increase torque to 192 pound-feet for a short burst.

.The radiator was mounted at the left side of the car so that the engine-mounted fan could be retained, but with reversed pitch so that it blew air into the natural low pressure area under the front wing.^ If the driver applies the brakes, say, in a series of fast bends, the car may oversteer even under low brake pressure irrespective of the type of drive.
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^ With its very low centre of gravity and the starter battery fitted at the rear instead of in the engine bay, the car's weight distribution is 63 percent on the front wheels and 37 percent on the rear wheels, which is a highly respectable figure considering the MINI is a front-wheel-drive car.
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^ The transmission, the air compressor and-if fitted-the air conditioning compressor are flange-mounted to the engine block, made of gray-cast iron, and the oil sump.
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.This location saved precious vehicle length, but had the disadvantage of feeding the radiator with air that had been heated by passing over the engine.^ The grilles in the valance take up fresh air flowing into the engine compartment in order to eliminate excess heat.
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^ The air intake scoop on the hood not only accentuates the car's athletic appearance, but also serves to provide the intercooler located between the supercharger and the engine with fresh air.
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It also exposed the entire ignition system to the direct ingress of rainwater through the grille.
1959 Morris Mini-Minor interior
The suspension system, designed by Issigonis's friend Dr. Alex Moulton at Moulton Developments Limited, used compact rubber cones instead of conventional springs. .This ingenious space-saving design also featured rising progressive-rate springing of the cones, and provided some natural damping.^ The backrests of the front seats are designed to provide generous space for the rear-seat passengers' feet.
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.Built into the subframes, the rubber cone system gave a raw and bumpy ride which was accentuated by the woven-webbing seats, but the rigidity of the rubber cones, together with the wheels being pushed out to the corners of the car, gave the Mini go kart-like handling that would become famous.^ We’re going to be in Silverstone England to watch the MINI Challenge Race, ride in MINI Challenge cars, Tour the manufacturing plant, see stunt shows, attend live concerts, and party with the best DJ’s in the world.

^ December 2009 Charleston, SC – Last night MINI of Charleston expanded its motorsports participation into a new area, Sports Car Rallying.

^ The system measures wheel speed by means of the ABS sensors, comparing the wheels diagonally together with their average speed and thus recognizing any loss of pressure.
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Initially an interconnected fluid system was planned—similar to the one that Alec Issigonis and Alex Moulton were working on in the mid-1950s at Alvis. .They had assessed the mechanically interconnected Citroen 2CV suspension at that time (according to an interview by Moulton with CAR magazine in the late 1990s), which inspired the design of the Hydrolastic suspension system for the Mini and Morris/Austin 1100, to try to keep the benefits of the 2CV system (ride comfort, body levelling, keeping the roadwheel under good control and the tyre in contact with the road), but with added roll stiffness that the 2CV was very much lacking.^ The original Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor respectively, until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.Michael Sedgwick & Mark Gillies, A-Z of Cars 1945-1970, 1986 The Mini was again marketed under the Austin name plate in the 1980s.
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^ ASC+T keeps the driver in control of the MINI Cooper S even when the wheels have varying grip, preventing the wheels from locking should there be a sudden change in the road surface and its frictional coefficient.
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^ In its geometry, it works to keep the wheels at an optimum angle on the road, giving the tires full road contact at all times irrespective of the road curvature.
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.The short development time of the car meant this was not ready in time for the Mini's launch.^ I found this article about the development of the MINI and some of the decisions that were made, prior the car went in to production.
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^ The Mini is my dream car I was just getting ready this week to purchase one.
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^ Just be ready to invest in that car and keep a Dodge Neon or something reliable as a spare so you have something to drive during all that time your Mini is in the shop!
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.The system intended for the Mini was further developed and the hydrolastic system was first used on the Morris 1100, launched in 1962; the Mini gained the system later in 1964. Ten-inch (254 mm) wheels were specified, so new tyres had to be developed, the initial contract going to Dunlop.^ Description: 100+ Octavo wheels, Dunlop and Falken tyres.
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^ Where I work, they call the Morris Minis "Jack O' Lantern lights" because the photographers use them to illuminate the inside of pumkins when taking photos for Halloween stories.
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^ The Morris Mini flash he shows is the one I used for the Strickland portrait in an earlier Strobist article .
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Issigonis went to Dunlop stating that he wanted even smaller, 8 in (203 mm) wheels (even though he had already settled on ten-inch). An agreement was made on the ten-inch size, after Dunlop choked on the eight-inch proposition.
Sliding windows allowed storage pockets in the hollow doors; reportedly Issigonis sized them to fit a bottle of Gordon's Gin.[7] .The boot lid was hinged at the bottom so that the car could be driven with it open to increase luggage space.^ The convertible's trunk lid is hinged at the bottom, as on the original Mini, and can hold up to 175 pounds for a tailgate party.
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^ How about that warning sticker on the bottom after you opened it: stating could catch hair?
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.On early cars the number plate was hinged at the top so that it could swing down to remain visible when the boot lid was open.^ Visibility is fine with the top down, but backing out of a parking space with the top up has to be done cautiously.
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^ Manufacturer: Mini Part number: 100414742 Bottom Line: The Mini's power-operated convertible top and performance make it an extremely fun car for driving and for play.
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^ Plus, to protect little hands from getting caught, the top lid has cut-outs and is supported by a sturdy hinge.
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.This feature was later discontinued after it was discovered that exhaust gases could leak into the cockpit when the boot was open.^ His trailer opens up into his Combat Deck , which features a missile-armed repair drone pod (with seating for one) mounted upon a boom lift arm.
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.The Mini was designed as a monocoque shell with welded seams visible on the outside of the car running down the A and C pillars, and between the body and the floor pan.^ Car: Leyland Mini Name of the Car: Sh*theap Year of the Car: 1978 Engine: 998 Modifications: Lightened shell (read bad tinworm) .
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^ Car: Austin Mini Moke: white - original - floors going, but not quite gone - runs nice and is presentable Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1966 Engine: 850 Modifications: None .
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^ Car: Mini special shell partly done, one owner from new, came for free with some spares Year: '73 ish .
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To further simplify construction, the hinges for the doors and boot lid were mounted externally.
Cross-section shows how Mini maximizes passenger space
.These novel and elegant technical innovations resulted in a car with minimum overall dimensions yet maximum space for passengers and luggage.^ The original is considered an icon of the 1960s, and its space-saving front-wheel-drive layout (that allowed 80% of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for passengers and luggage) influenced a generation of car-makers.
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.Production models differed from the prototypes by the addition of front and rear subframes to the unibody to take the suspension loads, and by having the engine mounted the other way round, with the carburettor at the back rather than at the front.^ The front portion may be rolled back to form a sunroof at speeds less than 75mph.
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^ The clutch, the transmission as well as the rear and the front suspension are prepared for assembly in various pre-assembly areas.
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^ CBC "sees" that the brakes are applied in a bend and builds up brake pressure accordingly, faster on the front outer wheel than on the other wheels.
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This layout required an extra gear between engine and transmission to reverse the direction of rotation at the input to the transmission. Having the carburettor behind the engine reduced carburettor icing, but the distributor was then exposed to water coming in through the grille. .The engine size was reduced from 948 cc to 848 cc; this, in conjunction with a small increase in the car's width, cut the top speed from 90 mph (145 km/h) to a more reasonable (for the time) 72 mph (116 km/h).^ Maintaining a careful style of motoring and a speed of not more than 50 mph or 80 km/h, the driver of the MINI Cooper S can continue for up to 90 miles or 150 kilometers on the road without any pressure in the tires.
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^ Car: Mini 1000 Spezial Name of the Car: Walter Year of the Car: 1979 Engine: 1300 cc Description/Modifications: .
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^ Car: Morris Cooper 1275 S Name of the Car: Brick Year of the Car: 1967 Engine: 1330 cc .
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.Despite its utilitarian origins, the classic Mini shape had become so well known that by the 1990s, Rover Group—the heirs to BMC—were able to register its design as a trade mark in its own right.^ By the way, it has never been possible to determine the original meaning of the "S" designation - as used for the first time on the original Mini Cooper S from the sixties.
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^ The design highlight within this top model is the speedometer in the middle of the instrument panel, a characteristic taken from the original Mini.
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Mark I Mini: 1959–1967

The first Morris Mini-Minor sold in Texas being delivered to a family in Arlington Texas in 1959.
.The production version of the Mini was demonstrated to the press in April 1959, and by August several thousand cars had been produced ready for the first sales.^ Since the intro of the first Mini 1959 and through the years of racing, car development and driving in movies including "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine in 1969, right up to present day.

^ I found this article about the development of the MINI and some of the decisions that were made, prior the car went in to production.
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^ As well as making many production variants of the Mini, a large number of special editions were produced, as listed here.
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[14]
.The name Mini did not appear by itself immediately—the first models being marketed under two of BMC's brand names, Austin and Morris.^ The original Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor respectively, until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.Michael Sedgwick & Mark Gillies, A-Z of Cars 1945-1970, 1986 The Mini was again marketed under the Austin name plate in the 1980s.
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^ Car: 1961 Mini Morris Name of the Car: still to be decided Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: 1270cc Description/Modifications: head had heaps of work done to it .
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^ Car(s): Austin Mini Saloon Name of the Car: Jazz Year of the Car: 1965 Engine of the Car: 850 Modifications: Stripped completely for a full restoration, color: Cherry Red .
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The name Austin Seven (sometimes written as SE7EN in early publicity material) recalled the popular small Austin 7 of the 1920s and 1930s. .The other name used until 1967 in the United Kingdom (and in Commonwealth countries such as Australia), Morris Mini-Minor, seems to have been a play on words.^ The original Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor respectively, until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969.Michael Sedgwick & Mark Gillies, A-Z of Cars 1945-1970, 1986 The Mini was again marketed under the Austin name plate in the 1980s.
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^ Car: Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car: Min Year of the Car: September 1960 Engine: 848cc Description/Modifications: Old English White, Deluxe - All original including the cheque that bought it in 1960 .
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^ Car: 1961 Mini Morris Name of the Car: still to be decided Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: 1270cc Description/Modifications: head had heaps of work done to it .
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.The Morris Minor was a well known and successful car, with the word minor being Latin for "smaller"; so an abbreviation of the Latin word for "smallest"—minimus—was used for the new even smaller car.^ The MINI Countryman: new car concept, new options in use, typical MINI feeling.

^ And yes, being a proud dealer for this marvelous machine, we are a very well-known dealership in the places we serve in.

^ This was the first time the gently used plastic toy drive was conducted in southern New Jersey and it was a big success!!!

.It was originally going to be called the Austin Newmarket.^ The Mini was almost called the Austin Newmarket.
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1963 Austin Mini 850 Mark I
.Until 1962, the cars appeared as the Austin 850 and Morris 850 in North America and France, and in Denmark as the Austin Partner (until 1964) and Morris Mascot (until 1981).^ Car: 1961 Austin 850 rustbucket Name of the Car: no name yet Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: no engine (I have an extra 1275 unit I may use when I restore this one.
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^ Car: Morris Cooper Name of the Car: Coop Year of the Car: 1964 Engine: 998cc Description/Modificatons: None as yet, slightly oversize exhaust.
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^ Car:1960 Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car:SNB(Spit 'n Bailingwire) Year of the Car:1960 Engine:850/1100/1275(I haven't decided yet.
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.The name Mini was first used domestically by BMC for Austin's version in 1961, when the Austin Seven was rebranded as the Austin Mini,[15] somewhat to the surprise of the Sharps Commercials car company (later known as Bond Cars Ltd) who had been using the name Minicar for their three-wheeled vehicles since 1949. However, legal action was somehow averted,[16] and BMC used the name Mini thereafter.^ Since the intro of the first Mini 1959 and through the years of racing, car development and driving in movies including "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine in 1969, right up to present day.

^ The MINI Countryman: new car concept, new options in use, typical MINI feeling.

^ John Cooper Works model, the latest version of the MINI Cooper uses a 208-hp version of the turbocharged engine and offers only 6-speed manual transmission.

[17]
In 1964, the suspension of the cars was replaced by another Moulton design, the hydrolastic system. .The new suspension gave a softer ride but it also increased weight and production cost and, in the minds of many enthusiasts, spoiled the handling characteristics for which the Mini was so famous.^ The interior of the MINI Countryman bears out strong analogies to the famous design language of the MINI, but is nevertheless refreshingly new.

^ In a nutshell, the MINI Countryman offers all the characteristic features of the brand in terms of design, premium quality, handling, efficiency and customization in new, fascinating style.

In 1971, the original rubber suspension reappeared and was retained for the remaining life of the Mini.
Austin Mini Van, The Automobile Association livery
.From October 1965 the option of an Automotive Products (AP) designed four-speed automatic transmission became available.^ John Santiago (12:38:47) : I just have to say I’m glad I waited till the better automatic transmission became available for my MCS. Otherwise I believe I would be if not already, have traded in.
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^ The automatic air conditioning, available as an option, requires different controls, a central control unit serving to set the temperature, airflow volume, the air flow itself and air circulation.
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^ The transmission is designed to allow the MINI Cooper S to reach its top speed of 135 mph in fifth gear.
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Cars fitted with this became the Mini-Matic
.Slow at the outset, Mark I sales strengthened across most of the model lines in the 1960s, and production totalled 1,190,000.[18] Sold at almost below cost, the basic Mini made very little money for its owners.^ Some of the MINI Cooper S's details reveal only at second sight their very special production features.
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^ Reply 10 12 2008 Mini sucks 3 (18:35:06) : So, my 2002 mini with 40,000 kilometres just died in September.
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^ I found this article about the development of the MINI and some of the decisions that were made, prior the car went in to production.
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However, it still did make a small profit. .Ford once took a Mini away and completely dismantled it, possibly to see if they could offer an alternative.^ See MINI of Charleston for complete details on this and other finance offers.

^ One look at any of these, and you will discover how our dealership blends the joy of shopping for a MINI with the wonder that MINI offers you once you drive it!

It was their opinion though, that they could not sell it at BMC's price. Ford determined that the BMC must have been losing around 30 pounds per car. BMC insisted that the way company overheads were shared out, the Mini always made money.[19] .Larger profits came from the popular De Luxe models and from optional extras such as seat belts, door mirrors, a heater and a radio, which would be considered necessities on modern cars, as well as the various "Cooper" and "Cooper S" models, to be discussed later.^ The new MINI Coopers give excellent fuel economy as well, with Base model giving 34mpg, while S flavor goes down by one mpg.

^ The Base model of the MINI Cooper starts at an MSRP of $20,200 making it one of the best cost-effective cars in the industry.

^ Measuring 4,097 millimeters or 161.3" in length, the four-door body of the car combines the proportions typical of the brand with extra ground clearance and an elevated seating position, the MINI Countryman thus bridging the gap between the classic Mini and a modern Crossover.

.The Mini etched its place into popular culture in the 1960s with well-publicised purchases by film and music stars.^ Name: Helen Currie Nickname: Scary E-Mail: Homepage: Hobbies: minis (obviously), football, film, music, drinking Age: 21 Country: UK .
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[20]

Mark II Mini: 1967–1973

Mark II
1969 Morris Mini Cooper Mk. II
Also called Morris Mini
Austin Mini
Production 1967–1973
Assembly Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England,
Cowley, Oxfordshire, England
Pamplona, Spain
Seneffe, Belgium
Arica, Chile
Setúbal, Portugal
Cape Town, South Africa, Petone, New Zealand
Body style(s) 2-door saloon
2-door estate
2-door van
2-door truck
Engine(s) 1275 cc I4
998 cc I4
850 cc Straight 4
.The Mark II Mini featured a redesigned grille which remained with the car from that point on.^ Proceeding from that design language so typical of MINI, the MINI Countryman authentically visualizes the particular features of this very special car.

^ Car: 1967 Morris Mini, being re-shelled with Mark V body and subframes.
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Also, a larger rear window and numerous cosmetic changes were introduced. 429,000 Mark II Minis were made.[18][21][22]
.A bewildering variety of Mini types were made in Pamplona, Spain, by the Authi company from 1968 onwards, mostly under the Morris name.^ Car: 1961 Mini Morris Name of the Car: still to be decided Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: 1270cc Description/Modifications: head had heaps of work done to it .
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^ Car: Morris Mini K Name of the Car: Caine Year of the Car: 1969 Engine: 998 (1275 in about 3 weeks!
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^ Car(s): Morris Mini Van 1000 (Portuguese) Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1971 Engine of the Car: 1098 (gold seal) Modifications: ..
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.The Mini was arguably the star of the 1969 film The Italian Job, which features a car chase in which a gang of thieves drive three Minis down staircases, through storm drains, over buildings and finally into the back of a moving bus.^ Since the intro of the first Mini 1959 and through the years of racing, car development and driving in movies including "The Italian Job" with Michael Caine in 1969, right up to present day.

^ I get my car back still thinking I was lucky that I was only $1500 into the problem and everything seemed to be resolved.
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^ MINI prizes will be awarded at the end to the students and they will be transported by bus back to their school.

.This film was remade in 2003 using the new MINI.^ The MINI Countryman: new car concept, new options in use, typical MINI feeling.

^ Reply 1 01 2009 Margaret McQuiggan (05:37:36) : I bought a new 2003 Mini Cooper with a 50K warranty in June 2003.
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^ The MINI Centre Rail, quite unique the world over, instead of a conventional centre console, opens up new, individual options for integrating useful devices.

1968 Mark III Riley Elf.

Variants

The popularity of the original Mini spawned many models that targeted different markets:
Wolseley Hornet and Riley Elf (1961–1969)
.Built as more luxurious versions of the Mini, both the Wolseley Hornet and the Riley Elf had longer, slightly finned rear wings and larger boots that gave the cars a more traditional "three-box" look.^ So in discussion with both Mini financial and mini assist I gave them 3 options 1.assist in paying for the trans 2.
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^ In Japan, this began a tradition of Beast Era Convoys emulating Prime's look, spawning still more toys that trace part of their lineage back to this one.
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^ Car: MINI 1000 Name of the Car: KJM555W Year of the Car: 1980 Engine: 998 standard Description/Modifications: LCB exhaust system, larger (12*5) wheels.
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.Front-end treatment, which incorporated each marque's traditional upright grille design, also contributed to a less utilitarian appearance.^ Positioned almost upright, the front end bears out strong presence and serves to optimize pedestrian safety.

.The cars had larger-diameter chrome hubcaps than the Austin and Morris Minis, and additional chrome accents, bumper overriders and wood-veneer dashboards.^ Incompatible motherboards: Any Mini-ITX boards with larger than normal heatsink size, e.g.
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^ Incompatible motherboards: Any Mini-ITX boards with larger than normal heatsink size will not physically fit, e.g.
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^ Car: 1961 Mini Morris Name of the Car: still to be decided Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: 1270cc Description/Modifications: head had heaps of work done to it .
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The Riley was the more expensive of the two cars.[23] .The name "Wolseley Hornet" was first used on a 1930s sports car, while the name "Elf" recalled the Riley Sprite and Imp sports cars, also of the 1930s.^ Car: Mini Sprite Name of the Car: Horace Year of the Car: 1984 Engine: 998 Modifications: None, currently undergoing the usual rusty panel replacement.
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^ Car: 1961 Austin 850 rustbucket Name of the Car: no name yet Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: no engine (I have an extra 1275 unit I may use when I restore this one.
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^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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The full-width dashboard was a differentiator between the Elf and Hornet. This better dashboard was the idea of Christopher Milner the Sales Manager for Riley.
Both cars went through three versions. .Initially, they used the 848 cc engine, changing to a single carburettor version of the Cooper's 998 cc power unit in the Mark II in 1963. The MKIII facelift of 1966 brought wind-up windows and fresh-air fascia vents; also concealed door hinges two years before these were seen on the mainstream Mini.^ John Cooper Works model, the latest version of the MINI Cooper uses a 208-hp version of the turbocharged engine and offers only 6-speed manual transmission.

^ Reply 9 06 2009 John (03:57:10) : Guys, has anyone seen these problems on the 2008 Mini Cooper S .
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^ Having since learned how widespread these problems are, I talked with Motorwerks Mini, but they have told me tough luck.
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30,912 Riley Elfs and 28,455 Wolseley Hornets were built.[18]
Mark II Austin Mini Countryman
Morris Mini Traveller and Austin Mini Countryman (1961–1969, UK only)
.Two-door estate cars with double "barn"-style rear doors.^ The redesigned sporty car comes in two hatchbacks and one convertible body styles for 2009.

Both were built on a slightly longer chassis of 84 inch (2.14 m) compared to 80.25 inch (2.04 m) for the saloon.
.The luxury models had decorative, non-structural wood inserts in the rear body which gave the car a similar appearance to the larger Morris Minor estate which had some of the look of an American-style 1950s Woodie.^ The redesigned sporty car comes in two hatchbacks and one convertible body styles for 2009.

^ In its concept, the MINI Countryman stands out clearly from all former models of the MINI brand, expressing its unique style self-confidently through the design and looks of the body.

^ Adding extra style to their look, convertibles offer a power fabric top with a heated-glass rear window and a "sunroof" mode that opens the top above the front seats.

.Approximately 108,000 Austin Mini Countrymen and 99,000 Morris Mini Travellers were built.^ Car(s): Morris Mini Pickup Name of the Car: none Year of the Car: 1963 Engine of the Car: 1380 Modifications: Built as "Replica of John Cooper Garages" Pick up.
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^ Car: Morris Mini traveller Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1968 Engine: 1380cc stage 3 Description/Modifications: cooper brakes .
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[18]
Mini Van (1960–1982)
A commercial panel van rated at ¼-ton load capacity. .Built on the longer Traveller chassis but without side windows, it proved popular in 1960s Britain as a cheaper alternative to the car: it was classed as a commercial vehicle and as such carried no sales tax.^ Provides recommendation of battery operated ride on toys for toddler, preschoolers and young kids, such as battery powered cars and other motorized ride on toys, including battery powered tractors, and other vehicles.
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A set of simple stamped steel slots served in place of a more costly chrome grille. .The Mini Van was renamed as the Mini 95 in 1978, the number representing the gross vehicle weight of 0.95 tons.^ Car(s): Mini Van Name of the Car: None Year of the Car: 1978 Engine of the Car: 998 Modifications: None as I am only part way trough restoration .
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521,494 were built.[18] .Despite this renaming, the motoring public continued to call it the Mini Van, as a result of which the later vehicles, known as minivans the world over, are referred to in Britain as MPVs.^ If it’s called Mini one and is a car made by Germans - is it a Mini or a BMW? The only Minis in the world that deserve the name Mini are the classic Minis; the rest are BMW’s.

^ Please call (843)402-MINI (6464) or your Motoring Advisor for a test drive.

Mini Moke (1964 and 1968 in the UK, 1966–1982 in Australia and 1983–1989 in Portugal)[24]
A utility vehicle intended for the British Army, for whom a few twin-engined 4-wheel-drive versions were also built. Although the 4WD Moke could climb a 1:2 gradient, it lacked enough ground clearance for military use.[25] .The single-engined front-wheel-drive Moke enjoyed some popularity in civilian production.^ The Countryman will be available with MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive, an electrohydraulic differential positioned directly on the final drive varying the distribution from front to rear in an infinite process.

^ Together with greater ground clearance, all-wheel drive offers ideal conditions for enjoying that driving pleasure so typical of MINI also beyond the beaten track.

^ Plans: Fit the 1275 engine (from a MG Metro), add some body styling, front disk brakes (from Metro) and 12" wheels (to accomodate disks).
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About 50,000 were made.[18] The car featured in the cult 1967 TV series The Prisoner, and is popular in holiday locations such as Barbados and Macau, where Mokes were used as police cars. Mokes were also available to rent there as recently as March 2006. "Moke" is archaic British slang for a donkey.
A Mini Pickup.
Customized, 4WD Mini Pickup.
Mini Pick-up (1961–1982)
.A pick-up truck, 11 ft (3.4 m) from nose to tail, built on the longer Mini Van platform, with an open-top rear cargo area and a tailgate.^ They picked up on the Mini Issues.
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^ MINI is adding a fourth model to the family, opening up a new dimension of that unmistakable MINI feeling.

^ The MINI Centre Rail, quite unique the world over, instead of a conventional centre console, opens up new, individual options for integrating useful devices.

The factory specified the weight of the Pickup as less than 1,500 lb (680 kg) with a full 6 imperial gallons (27 L; 7 US gal) of fuel.
As with the Van, the Pickup did not have a costly chrome grille. .Instead, a simple set of stamped metal slots allowed airflow into the engine compartment.^ The trailer can be transformed into a Powermaster battlestation that can allow other Powermaster engine figures to man the heavy laser cannons.
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.The Pickup was spartan in basic form, although the factory brochure informed prospective buyers that "[a] fully equipped Mini Pick-up is also available which includes a recirculatory heater."^ They picked up on the Mini Issues.
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^ Car(s): Morris Mini Pickup Name of the Car: none Year of the Car: 1963 Engine of the Car: 1380 Modifications: Built as "Replica of John Cooper Garages" Pick up.
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^ The Skeleton case is a favourite amongst system-tweakers and is now available in the Mini-ITX form factor.
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.Passenger-side sun visor, seat belts, laminated windscreen, tilt tubes and cover were available at extra cost.^ Driver and Passenger side required for retrofit - available separately.
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^ Right Side - Passenger side Door Handle Cover.
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[26] Like the van, the Pickup was renamed as the Mini 95 in 1978.
A total of 58,179 Mini Pickups were built.[18]
Morris Mini K (March 1969 – August 1971 Australia only)
.Built in the Australian British Motor Corporation factory at Zetland, NSW using 80% local content, the Morris Mini K was advertised as the "great leap forward".[27] The Mini K ('K' standing for Kangaroo) had a 1098 cc engine and was the last round-nose model to be produced in Australia, originally priced at $1780 (AUD).^ Car: Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car: Min Year of the Car: September 1960 Engine: 848cc Description/Modifications: Old English White, Deluxe - All original including the cheque that bought it in 1960 .
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^ Car: Mini 1000 Spezial Name of the Car: Walter Year of the Car: 1979 Engine: 1300 cc Description/Modifications: .
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^ Car: Morris Cooper 1275 S Name of the Car: Brick Year of the Car: 1967 Engine: 1330 cc .
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Mini Cooper and Cooper S: 1961–2000

.Issigonis' friend John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company and designer and builder of Formula One and rally cars, saw the potential of the Mini for competition.^ Mini Cooper car reviews .

^ Unique MINI VTEC ==> a true Racing Car + Other classic minis such as a rare Cooper S ***Updated 29/12/07*** .
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^ Car:Mini Van Name of the Car: The Green One Year of the Car: 1974-ish Engine: 998?
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.Issigonis was initially reluctant to see the Mini in the role of a performance car, but after John Cooper appealed to BMC management, the two men collaborated to create the Mini Cooper, a nimble, economical and inexpensive car.^ Unique MINI VTEC ==> a true Racing Car + Other classic minis such as a rare Cooper S ***Updated 29/12/07*** .
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^ Car: Mini's 3 2 Coopers 1 Matfair Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 61 77 82 Engine: 997 1275 100 Description/Modifications: .
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^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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The Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper debuted in 1961.[7][28]
The original 848 cc engine from the Morris Mini-Minor was given a longer stroke to increase capacity to 997 cc, boosting power from 34 bhp to 55 bhp (25 to 41 kW).[12] .The car featured a racing-tuned engine, twin SU carburettors, a closer-ratio gearbox and front disc brakes, uncommon at the time in a small car.^ Car: Cooper S Name of the Car: Austin Year of the Car: 1963 Engine: 1071 Description/Modifications: Restored and resprayed dove grey shell, engine rebuilt and fully balanced, road race cam, ported cylinder head with twin 1.5 SU carbs and ram pipes.
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^ Car(s): Mayfair + suspension bits from another car Name of the Car: Mathilda Year of the Car: 1985 Engine of the Car: 998 (170,000 miles and counting) Modifications: Twin 1.25in SUs, LCB + 1.75 in single-box exhaust.
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^ Car: Mini 1000 Name of the Car: Twoflower Year of the Car: 1979/80 Engine: 1000cc (989) Petrol Description/Modifications: white with racing stripes and numberings.
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One thousand units of this version were commissioned by management, intended for and designed to meet the homologation rules of Group 2 rally racing. The 997 cc engine was replaced by a shorter stroke 998 cc unit in 1964.
1963 Austin Mini Cooper S
.A more powerful Mini Cooper, dubbed the "S", was developed in tandem and released in 1963. Featuring a 1071 cc engine with a 70.61 mm bore and nitrided steel crankshaft and strengthened bottom end to allow further tuning; and larger servo-assisted disc brakes, 4,030 Cooper S cars were produced and sold until the model was updated in August 1964. Cooper also produced two S models specifically for circuit racing in the under 1000cc and under 1300cc classes respectively, rated at 970 cc and a 1275 cc, both with the 70.61mm bore and both of which were also offered to the public.^ Car: 1071 Cooper S (to be road car) Year of the Car: 1964 .
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^ Austin Cooper S (ex circuit race car) - what a lucky guy!
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^ Name of the Car: "The Luggage" Year of the Car: 1967 Engine: 1275 cc.
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The smaller-engine model was not well received, and only 963 had been built when the model was discontinued in 1965. The 1275 cc Cooper S models continued in production until 1971.
.Sales of the Mini Cooper were as follows: 64,000 Mark I Coopers with 997 cc or 998 cc engines; 19,000 Mark I Cooper S with 970 cc, 1071 cc or 1275 cc engines; 16,000 Mark II Coopers with 998 cc engines; 6,300 Mark II Cooper S with 1275 cc engines.^ Car: Morris Mini Cooper 997 Name of the Car: Flash Year of the Car: 1964 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: 1.5" SU Carb, deseamed body, Clubman taillights, custom dash, Clubman high-back seats .
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^ Reply 16 07 2008 Trudy (00:33:02) : I have a 2002 MINI Cooper with 68,000 miles on it.
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^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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.There were no Mark III Coopers and just 1,570 Mark III Cooper S's.^ Used to have 1971 Mark III Cooper S body but was destroyed in collision.
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.The Mini Cooper S earned acclaim with Monte Carlo Rally victories in 1964, 1965 and 1967.[29] Minis were initially placed first, second and third in the 1966 rally as well, but were disqualified after a controversial decision by the French judges.^ Reply 29 12 2008 pray for my mini (21:58:18) : I have a 2004 mini cooper with 44,000 miles on it.
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^ Car: Mini Cooper Monte Carlo SE Name of the Car: Monte Year of the Car: 1994 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Red with white roof.
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^ When finished it should look like the Monte Carlo mini white over red.
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.The disqualification related to the use of a variable resistance headlamp dimming circuit in place of a dual-filament lamp.^ Seems as though we have had a recent rush on questions and problems related to the various transmissions that have been used in the MINI Cooper since it’s introduction in 2001.
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[30] It should be noted that the Citroën DS that was eventually awarded first place had illegal white headlamps but escaped disqualification.[31] The driver of the Citroën, Pauli Toivonen, was reluctant to accept the trophy and vowed that he would never race for Citroën again.[32] BMC probably received more publicity from the disqualification than they would have gained from a victory.[33]
.
1965 Monte Carlo Rally winner: 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S
Monte Carlo Rally Results for Mini.^ Car: Mini Cooper Name of the Car: Foggy Year of the Car: M reg Engine: 1300 injection Description/Modifications: Fitted with Monte Carlo Fog Lamps .
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^ Car: Mini Cooper Monte Carlo SE Name of the Car: Monte Year of the Car: 1994 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Red with white roof.
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^ Car: Mini Cooper S Name of the Car: n/a Year of the Car: 1964 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Significant .
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[29]
Year Driver Co-Driver Result
1962 Pat Moss Ann Wisdom Ladies' Award
1963 Rauno Aaltonen Tony Ambrose 3rd Place
1964 Paddy Hopkirk Henry Liddon Winner
Timo Mäkinen Patrick Vanson 4th Place
1965 Timo Mäkinen Paul Easter Winner
1966 Timo Mäkinen Paul Easter (disqualified)
Rauno Aaltonen Tony Ambrose (disqualified)
Paddy Hopkirk Henry Liddon (disqualified)
1967 Rauno Aaltonen Henry Liddon Winner
1968 Rauno Aaltonen Henry Liddon 3rd Place
Tony Fall Mike Wood 4th Place
Paddy Hopkirk Ron Crellin 5th Place
.In 1971, the Mini Cooper design was licensed in Italy by Innocenti and in 1973 to Spain by Authi (Automoviles de Turismo Hispano-Ingleses), which began to produce the Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 and the Authi Mini Cooper 1300, respectively.^ Car(s): Mini 1000 Innocenti Name of the Car: Inni Year of the Car: 1971 Engine of the Car: 998 Modifications: None .
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^ Car: Innocenti Cooper 1300 Name of the Car: Inno Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 1275 Modifications/Description: ...too much to list!
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^ Car: Mini Cooper Name of the Car: Foggy Year of the Car: M reg Engine: 1300 injection Description/Modifications: Fitted with Monte Carlo Fog Lamps .
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.The Cooper name disappeared from the UK Mini range at this time, as British Leyland (as it was by then) supposedly did not want to pay John Cooper royalties for the use of his name, so it was not seen again on Minis for nearly 20 years!^ A modern classic, the Mini Cooper combines a punchy British built engine with a distinctive athletic exterior.

^ Reply 20 03 2009 Bridget (13:34:24) : 2002 MINI Cooper 5 speed.
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^ MARTINEZ (03:24:20) : I am the owner of a 2004 mini-cooper automatic; 73k miles.
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.A new Mini Cooper named the RSP (Rover Special Products) was briefly relaunched in 1990-1991, with slightly lower performance than the 1960s Cooper.^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Saloon Name of the Car: Victoria Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 1100 Description/Modifications: colour: Sandglow; new stereo.
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^ Car(s): Mini Flame Name of the Car: Min Year of the Car: 1990 Engine of the Car: 998 Modifications: Alloys and walnut dash.
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.It proved so popular that the new Cooper-marked Mini went into full production in late 1991. From 1992, Coopers were fitted with a fuel-injected version of the 1275 cc engine, and in 1997 a multi-point fuel injected engine was introduced, along with a front-mounted radiator and various safety improvements.^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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^ Car(s): Austin Cooper S Name of the Car: none Year of the Car: 1967 Engine of the Car: 1275 Modifications: Unrestored (as of yet), whe restored will be totally original in appearance.
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^ I found this article about the development of the MINI and some of the decisions that were made, prior the car went in to production.
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[34]

Mini Clubman and 1275GT: 1969–1980

Mini Clubman
1980 Mini Clubman
Production 1969–1980
Assembly Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Setúbal, Portugal, Porirua, New Zealand
Body style(s) 2-door estate
Engine(s) 1275 cc I4
1098 cc I4
998 cc I4
In 1969, under the ownership of British Leyland, the Mini was given a facelift by stylist Roy Haynes, who had previously worked for Ford. .The restyled version was called the Mini Clubman, and has a squarer frontal look, using the same indicator/sidelight assembly as the Austin Maxi.^ There is an Aqua-friendly version that we'll use called OSXvnc .
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^ Car: Austin Mini 100 Clubman Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1972 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: .
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^ If you look at the Japanese version of this post then you will see that users can even upload multiple language versions in the same mail.
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The Mini Clubman was intended to replace the upmarket Riley and Wolseley versions. .A new model, dubbed the 1275GT, was slated as the replacement for the 998 cc Mini Cooper (the 1275 cc Mini Cooper S continued alongside the 1275GT for two years until 1971).^ Mini Cooper lease prices Mini Cooper new cars and nearly new cars Mini Cooper from your local car supermarket .

^ Reply 1 01 2009 Margaret McQuiggan (05:37:36) : I bought a new 2003 Mini Cooper with a 50K warranty in June 2003.
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^ Mini Cooper reviews by year of make: 2001 2002 2004 2007 Read all 9 reviews .

The Clubman Estate took over where the Countryman and Traveller left off.
Production of the Clubman and 1275GT got off to a slow start because the cars incorporated "lots of production changes" including the relocation of tooling from the manufacturer's Cowley plant to the Longbridge plant: very few cars were handed over to customers before the early months of 1970.[35]
Early domestic market Clubmans were still delivered on cross-ply tyres despite the fact that by 1970 radials had become the norm for the car's mainstream competitors.[35] By 1973 new Minis were, by default, being shipped with radial tyres, though cross-plies could be specified by special order, giving British buyers a price saving of £8.[36]
.The 1275GT is often incorrectly described as the "Mini Clubman 1275GT". The official name was always just the "Mini 1275GT", and it was a separate, distinct model from the Clubman (albeit, it shared the same frontal treatment as the Mini Clubman, and was launched at the same time).^ Clubman - Mini has chosen a good time to launch the latest member of its model range, the One Clubman.

^ Car: Mini Clubman Saloon Name of the Car: Victoria Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 1100 Description/Modifications: colour: Sandglow; new stereo.
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Name of the Car: Year of the Car: unsure - mid 70's?
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.In 1971, the 1275 cc Mini Cooper S was discontinued in the UK, leaving the Mini 1275GT as the only sporting Mini on sale for the rest of the decade.^ If it’s called Mini one and is a car made by Germans - is it a Mini or a BMW? The only Minis in the world that deserve the name Mini are the classic Minis; the rest are BMW’s.

^ MD-IN-UK's 2005 MINI Cooper .
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^ Only fits 2007+ R56 MINI Cooper S Hatchback and 2009+ R57 MINI Cooper S Convertibles with the John Cooper Works Aero Kit.
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.Innocenti in Italy, however, continued making their own version of the Mini Cooper for some time.^ Reply 13 10 2009 marlene (16:31:37) : I own a 2003 auto mini cooper 120,000km.
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^ I am in FRANCE I own a 2003 mini cooper, 45 000km and the transmission CVT failed 2 weeks ago.
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^ Mini Cooper lease prices Mini Cooper S lease prices Mini First lease prices Mini One Convertible lease prices Mini Clubman lease prices Mini Cooper Convertible lease prices Mini Cooper S Convertible lease prices Mini One lease prices Mini Cooper D lease prices Search Reports by Make .

.While the UK built 1275GT was not nearly as quick as a 1275 Mini Cooper S, it was cheaper to buy, run, and insure.^ A modern classic, the Mini Cooper combines a punchy British built engine with a distinctive athletic exterior.

^ Mini Cooper lease prices Mini Cooper new cars and nearly new cars Mini Cooper from your local car supermarket .

^ A real drivers car, the highly desirable Cooper S is built at the Mini factory in Oxford....

It was the first Mini to be equipped with a tachometer. It also featured a standard-fit close-ratio gearbox. Performance of the 1275GT was lively for the time, achieving 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 12.9 seconds, and the excellent midrange torque offered a 30–50 mph (48–80 km/h) time in top gear of only nine seconds. The bluff front, however, meant that the model struggled to reach 90 mph (140 km/h). .The 1275 cc A-series engine could be cheaply and easily tuned, though the cheap purchase price and prominent "sidewinder" door stripes meant that this model developed a reputation as something of a "boy-racer special" during the 1970s and into the 1980s.^ I also called lego to see if they could track it down and they thought maybe it might have been something they made special for like Wal-Mart or Target.
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^ Car: Morris Cooper 1275 S Name of the Car: Brick Year of the Car: 1967 Engine: 1330 cc .
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^ The amount of detail and craftsmanship that has gone into these customs is simply amazing and I don’t think it’s a stretch to say Nikejerk could easily be picked for a future Dunny series (His… .
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.The Mini Clubman and 1275GT were responsible for two motoring "firsts": they were the first vehicles to use a flexi printed-circuit board behind the dash instruments (universal nowadays, but technically advanced for 1969).^ Mini Cooper lease prices Mini Cooper S lease prices Mini First lease prices Mini One Convertible lease prices Mini Clubman lease prices Mini Cooper Convertible lease prices Mini Cooper S Convertible lease prices Mini One lease prices Mini Cooper D lease prices .

^ Mini Cooper lease prices Mini Cooper S lease prices Mini First lease prices Mini One Convertible lease prices Mini Clubman lease prices Mini Cooper Convertible lease prices Mini Cooper S Convertible lease prices Mini One lease prices Mini Cooper D lease prices Search Reports by Make .

^ Other than the prehistoric animals did they make any motor vehicles or planes?
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.Secondly, the 1275GT was the first vehicle to be offered with run-flat tyres; from 1974 this model could be ordered with optional Dunlop Denovo tyres on 12-inch (300 mm) diameter rims.^ Great handling, but hard ride on run flat tyres.

.In the event of a puncture, the Dunlop Denovo tyre would not burst and quickly deflate, but could continue to be used safely at speeds of up to 50 mph (80 km/h).^ My 02 MINI just blew up it’s 5 speed transmission yesterday with 75000 km on the clock.
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.This was a useful safety feature, although the increased road noise and relatively poor grip of this tyre meant that many 1275GT buyers ignored this option.^ I'm using the zoom feature in the accessibility options as a workaround, and OSXVnc.
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Throughout the 1970s, British Leyland continued to produce the classic 1959 "round-front" design, alongside the newer Clubman and 1275GT models. .The long-nose Clubman and 1275GT offered better crash safety, were better equipped, and had vastly better under-bonnet access, but they were more expensive and aerodynamically inferior to the original 1959 design.^ But wait it gets better, this transmission is “Originally a PSA (Peugoet-Citroen) design”, OH YEAH! now even the French are involved.
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.The Mini Clubman and 1275GT were replaced in 1980 by the new hatchback Austin Metro, while production of the original "round-front" mini design continued for another 20 years.^ Car: Mini Clubman Name of the Car: Tommy Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: Red but needs new paint job, sports steering wheel, mags, tinted windows and air horns and i love it!!!!!
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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^ Car(s): Austin Cooper S Name of the Car: none Year of the Car: 1967 Engine of the Car: 1275 Modifications: Unrestored (as of yet), whe restored will be totally original in appearance.
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At the end of Clubman and 1275GT production, 275,583 Clubman saloons, 197,606 Clubman Estates and 110,673 1275GTs had been made.[18]

The Clubman in Australia

.For the Australian market, all Minis including the Van gained the Clubman front in 1971 although the car was still basically a Mk I behind the A-Pillar.^ All that said My wife still adores the car, I still love driving the thing.

^ I think all owners of the CVT should be reimbursed, and then the car taken off the market!
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^ Supported boards: All Mini-ITX Motherboards including Zotac 9300, DG45FC, Atom, C7 and C3 boards.
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[37] The Australian van thus became the only Clubman Van produced anywhere in the world.[37] From mid 1971 to the end of 1972, a Clubman GT version of the sedan was produced.[38] .This was essentially a Cooper S in Clubman body, equipped with the same 7.5-inch (190 mm) disc brakes, twin fuel tanks, and twin-carb Cooper S 1275 cc engine.^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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^ Car(s): Austin Cooper S Name of the Car: none Year of the Car: 1967 Engine of the Car: 1275 Modifications: Unrestored (as of yet), whe restored will be totally original in appearance.
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^ Car: Mini's 3 2 Coopers 1 Matfair Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 61 77 82 Engine: 997 1275 100 Description/Modifications: .
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Australian Clubman sedans were marketed under the Morris Mini Clubman name when introduced in August 1971,[39] and as the Leyland Mini, without the Clubman name, from February 1973.[40]

Mark III and onwards: 1970–2000

Mk III
1974 Mini 1275GT
Production 1970–1975
Assembly Pamplona, Spain
Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Zetland, New South Wales, Australia
Seneffe, Belgium
Arica, Chile
Setúbal, Portugal
Cape Town, South Africa, Petone, New Zealand
Body style(s) 2-door saloon
2-door van
2-door truck
Engine(s) 1275 cc I4
998 cc I4
850 cc 14
Mk IV
1982 Mini 1000HL
Production 1976–1983
Assembly Pamplona, Spain
Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Zetland, New South Wales, Australia
Seneffe, Belgium
Arica, Chile
Setúbal, Portugal
Cape Town, South Africa, Petone, New Zealand
Body style(s) 2-door saloon
2-door van
2-door truck
Engine(s) 1275 cc I4
998 cc I4
1100 cc 14
The Mark III Mini had a modified bodyshell with enough alterations to see the factory code change from ADO15 to ADO20 (which it shared with the Clubman). The most obvious changes were larger doors with concealed hinges. .Customer demand led to the sliding windows being replaced with winding windows—although some Australian-manufactured Mark I Minis had adopted this feature in 1965 (with opening quarterlight windows).^ I have a 2003 mini cooper with 50,000 miles, and the transmission is being replaced for a SECOND time!
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^ Car: 1967 Morris Mini, being re-shelled with Mark V body and subframes.
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The suspension reverted from Hydrolastic to rubber cones[41] as a cost-saving measure.[42] .(The 1275 GT and Clubman would retain the hydrolastic system until June 1971 when they, too, switched to the rubber cone suspension of the original Minis.^ Car(s): LHD Mini 1275 GT Clubman.
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^ Woody: sunroof, s discs, power assisted, Paddy Hopkirk seats, magnesium Minilites, 1275, wood dash, with Clubman gt gauges .
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^ I also have four other minis - '73 GTS Clubman (basket case.
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[41])
.Production at the Cowley plant was ended, and the simple name Mini completely replaced the separate Austin and Morris brands.^ Car: Mini Sprite Name of the Car: Horace Year of the Car: 1984 Engine: 998 Modifications: None, currently undergoing the usual rusty panel replacement.
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^ Car: 1961 Mini Morris Name of the Car: still to be decided Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: 1270cc Description/Modifications: head had heaps of work done to it .
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^ Car(s): Austin Mini Saloon Name of the Car: Jazz Year of the Car: 1965 Engine of the Car: 850 Modifications: Stripped completely for a full restoration, color: Cherry Red .
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[43]
.In the late 1970s, Innocenti introduced the Innocenti 90 and 120, Bertone-designed hatchbacks based on the Mini platform.^ The Antec Mini-Skleton 90 features an open-frame combined with a uniquely striking design.
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.Bertone also created a Mini Cooper equivalent, christened the Innocenti De Tomaso, that sported a 1275 cc engine similar to the MG Metro engine but with a 11 stud head, a special inlet manifold and used the "A" clutch instead of the "Verto" type.^ Seems as though we have had a recent rush on questions and problems related to the various transmissions that have been used in the MINI Cooper since it’s introduction in 2001.
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^ The 2008 Mini Cooper S is the 1st year of a new model type and I’m really praying that this problem has been fixed.
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The most important feature was the utilization of homokinetic shafts, avoiding the rubber couplings.
.By this stage, the Mini was still hugely popular in Britain, but it was looking increasingly outdated in the face of newer and more practical rivals including the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Chevette, Chrysler Sunbeam, Volkswagen Polo and Peugeot 104.^ It seemed a lot more practical this year, other than what I mentioned previously about the whole very well staged Starfire demo.

^ I can't remember when it was but I'm still looking for a pic of the styrofoam dinosaurs they use to sell...the pics made them look HUGE. LOL .
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.Since the late 1960s, plans had been in place for a newer and more practical supermini to replace it, though the Mini was still the only car of this size built by British Leyland for the home market.^ For more than 40 years, K has been and still is the biggest international trade fair for plastics and rubber, and takes place once every three years.
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^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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^ Car: Mini Sprite Name of the Car: Horace Year of the Car: 1984 Engine: 998 Modifications: None, currently undergoing the usual rusty panel replacement.
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Reports of the Mini's imminent demise surfaced again in 1980 with the launch of the Austin Mini-Metro (badging with the word mini in all lowercase). .In New Zealand in 1981, the Mini starred in a road trip movie directed by Geoff Murphy called Goodbye Pork Pie.^ Name: Kim Douglas Hobbies: mini's of course, animals, travel, music Age: 31 Country: new Zealand .
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.The Mini was beginning to fall out of favour in many export markets, with the South African, Australian, and New Zealand markets all stopping production around this time.^ In Houston at the beginning of summer is the perfect time for that to happen, but don’t worry… I have the $1,800 it costs to have it fixed just lying around.
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^ Reply 31 08 2009 yesenia (19:27:01) : IT FELT LIKE IF METAL PARTS WERE FALLING OUT FROM UNDERNEATH MY MINI. .
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^ I have had past dealings with the Universal City MINI dealership – all bad news/poor service/major bs.
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Although the Mini continued after the Metro's launch, production volumes were reduced as British Leyland and successor combine Rover Group concentrated on the Metro as its key supermini. .Indeed, 1981 was the Mini's last year in the top ten of Britain's top selling cars, as it came ninth and the Metro was fifth.^ I have a 2008 Mini Cooper S. Was the issue corrected for this year car?
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^ I love my car and i too considered myself for the last almost 5 years mini’s biggest fan.
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^ A car’s transmission should last longer than 3 or 4 years, and definitely should not fall apart after 50,000 miles.
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  • Mark III (introduced in November 1969) had wind up windows with internal door hinges except for the van and pickup models. .The boot lid lost the original hinged number plate and its recess shape and a large rear colour coded lamp was fitted in its place, along with larger rear side windows.
  • Mark IV (introduced in 1976) had a front rubber mounted subframe with single tower bolts and the rear frame had some larger bushes introduced.^ The Mini 14 / Mini 30 Recoil Buffer fits in the rear of the upper receiver, preventing the bolt carrier from impacting the lower receiver.

    ^ The post front sight fits over the stock sight and pins into place giving a much crisper sight picture.

    ^ TO INSTALL: REPLACE THE BOLT STOP COVER PLATE WITH A SINGLE KNOB TO THE THREADED COVER PLATE. .

    Twin stalk indicators were introduced with larger foot pedals. .From 1977 onwards, the rear indicator lamps had the reverse lights incorporated in them.
  • Mark V (from 1984): all cars had 8.4-inch (210 mm) brake discs and plastic wheel arches (mini special arches) but retained the same Mark IV body shell shape.
  • Mark VI (from 1990): the engine mounting points were moved forward to take 1275 cc power units, and includes the HIF carb version, plus the single point fuel injected car which came out in 1991. The 998 cc power units were discontinued.^ I have had new tyres when it was only 18months old and had done 11,000 miles plus new discs and a bolt costing 75, something to do with one of the wheels.

    ^ I was supposed to take the car in for service last week, but cancelled out due to something else.
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    ^ I don’t think there is another small car out there that can touch the Mini, it really is an icon amongst motorcars and something you never tire of driving.

    Internal bonnet release were fitted from 1992.
  • Mark VII was the final twin point injection with front mounted radiator.
Mk V
1985 Mini Cooper
Production 1984–1989
Assembly Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Body style(s) 2-door saloon
Engine(s) 1275 cc I4
998 cc I4
Mk VI
1991 Mini Cooper
Production 1990–1995
Assembly Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Body style(s) 2-door saloon
Engine(s) 1275 cc I4
Mk VII
2000 Mini Cooper S Last Edition
Production 1996–2000
Assembly Longbridge, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Body style(s) 2-door saloon
Engine(s) 1275 cc I4

End of production

.Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the British market enjoyed numerous "special editions" of the Mini, which shifted the car from a mass-market item into a fashionable icon.^ I don’t think there is another small car out there that can touch the Mini, it really is an icon amongst motorcars and something you never tire of driving.

It was this image that perhaps helped the Mini become such an asset for BMW, which later bought the remnants of BMC as the Rover Group. It was even more popular in Japan, where it was seen as a retro-cool icon, and inspired many imitators. The ERA Mini Turbo was particularly popular with Japanese buyers.
.In 1994, under Bernd Pischetsrieder, a first cousin once removed of Issigonis, BMW took control of the Rover Group, which included the Mini, fitting an airbag to comply with European legislation.^ Motherboards that will fit (but no backplate provided*): Wide range of Mini-ITX boards including (but not exclusively) J7F2, J7F4K, J7F5M, EPIA M, SP, EX. .
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^ However, after reading this posting board and countless others, BMW/MINI is nothing more then a high priced Yugo with extra airbags.
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^ Car(s): Rover Mini Cooper Name of the Car: None Year of the Car: 1994 Engine of the Car: 1275i Modifications: Alpine CD system .
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By March 2000, Rover was still suffering massive losses, and BMW decided to dispose of most of the companies. The sell-off was completed in May that year. MG and Rover went to Phoenix, a new British consortium; and Land Rover was sold to Ford Motor Company. .BMW retained the Mini name and the planned new model, granting Rover temporary rights to the brand and allowing it to manufacture and sell the run-out model of the old Mini.^ Name: charlotte wear Nickname: char E-Mail: Homepage: Hobbies: mini driving mini runs etc...
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^ Car: Austin Mini Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1972 Engine: 1300 Saloon Description/Modifications: Nothing much original, ..check it out from the homepage..
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Saloon Name of the Car: Victoria Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 1100 Description/Modifications: colour: Sandglow; new stereo.
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.By April 2000, the range consisted of four versions: the Mini Classic Seven, the Mini Classic Cooper, the Mini Classic Cooper Sport and—for overseas European markets—the Mini Knightsbridge.^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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^ Car: Mini Cooper Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1999 Engine: 1300 Si Description/Modifications: John Cooper Conversion: 5 speed - 90 BHP - "S" Sport Pack .
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^ Car: Mini Cooper S Name of the Car: Blue Meany Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Cooper S Sport 5 .
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.The last Mini (a red Cooper Sport) was built on 4 October 2000 and presented to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in December of that year.^ Car: Mini Clubman Name of the Car: Tommy Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: Red but needs new paint job, sports steering wheel, mags, tinted windows and air horns and i love it!!!!!
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^ Car: Mini's 3 2 Coopers 1 Matfair Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 61 77 82 Engine: 997 1275 100 Description/Modifications: .
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^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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[3] A total of 5,387,862 cars had been manufactured.[18]
.After the last of the Mini production had been sold, the 'Mini' name reverted to BMW ownership.^ If it’s called Mini one and is a car made by Germans - is it a Mini or a BMW? The only Minis in the world that deserve the name Mini are the classic Minis; the rest are BMW’s.

.The new 'BMW' MINI is technically unrelated to the old car but retains the classic transverse 4-cylinder, front-wheel-drive configuration and iconic "bulldog" stance of the original.^ The R65, on the other hand, was an existing major component, which was already being manufactured on the Longbridge site, and was in large scale use in other Rover Group front-wheel-drive cars.
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^ We love our mini but BMW doesnt love there customers, I think ill pass buying an 2009 M5 or any other BMW cars.
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^ A classic car that will outlast most others and repay in trade in value should we decide to trade it in for another MINI in the future.

Minis lined up on Brighton seafront after a London-to-Brighton rally

Timeline

.
  • August 1959: Introduction of the Austin Seven, Morris Mini-Minor and Morris Mini-Minor DL 2-door saloons, all with transversely mounted 848 cc engine and 4-speed manual gearbox.
  • 1960: Introduction of the Austin Seven Countryman and Morris Mini-Minor Traveller 3-door estates, both with 848 cc engine from the saloon models.
  • 1961: Introduction of the Austin Seven Super and Morris Mini-Minor Super 2-door saloons.
  • 1961: Introduction of the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper 2-door saloon, both with larger 997 cc 55 bhp (41 kW) engine.
  • January 1962: All former Austin Seven models now officially called Austin Mini.
  • March 1962: pvc seat covers replaced cloth upholstery on entry level model ("basic Mini").^ I am on my second unit (5 speed manual, 2004 Mini Cooper).
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    ^ The Scope Mount is a rock solid mount made in the U.S.A. and replaces the rear sight on the Mini-14 Rifle.

    ^ The Mini Cooper S is a pleasure to drive, the turbo-charged 1.6-litre engine is a perfect fit.

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  • 1962: "De Luxe" and "Super" designations discontinued. "Super de Luxe" designation introduced. Modified instrument panel now included oil pressure and water temperature gauges.[44]
  • .
  • March 1963: Introduction of the Austin Mini Cooper 1071 S and Morris Mini Cooper 1071 S 2-door saloons, both with larger 1071 cc 70 bhp (52 kW) engine.
  • 1964: Introduction of the Mini Moke.
  • April 1964: Introduction of the Austin and Morris Mini-Cooper 998, Mini-Cooper 970 S and Mini-Cooper 1275 S. 1275 S models have 1275 cc 76 bhp (57 kW) engine.^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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    ^ The Mini Cooper S is a pleasure to drive, the turbo-charged 1.6-litre engine is a perfect fit.

    ^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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    .Automatic transmission available as an option for the 998 cc Austin Mini-Cooper 998 and 1275 S. Previous Mini-Cooper 997 and 1071 S models dropped.
  • 1965: Mini Cooper 970 S discontinued.
  • October 1965: Automatic transmission now available as an option on standard Austin/Morris Mini and Morris Mini SDL.
  • October 1967: Mark 2 range launched with facelift and upgraded equipment.^ I have a 2002 Mini with a CVT automatic transmission.
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    ^ Clubman - Mini has chosen a good time to launch the latest member of its model range, the One Clubman.

    ^ Reply 4 09 2009 Cappy (20:17:22) : My daughter’s 2002 Mini Cooper with the Tiptronic automatic transmission just grenaded itself about a week ago at barely 65,000 miles.
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    .Austin Mini range as follows: 850, 1000, Cooper 998 and Cooper 1275 S 2-door saloons and 1000 Countryman 3-door estate.^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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    ^ Car: Mini 1000 Special Name of the Car: Brat 74 Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: 1275 Austin America block bored to 1380 Description/Modifications: piper285,powermaxpist,SU1.75,K&N,VVLbearings etc.
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    ^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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    .Morris Mini range as follows: 850, 850 SDL, 1000 SDL, Cooper 998 and Cooper 1275 S 2-door saloons and 1000 Traveller 3-door estate.^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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    ^ Car: Mini's 3 2 Coopers 1 Matfair Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 61 77 82 Engine: 997 1275 100 Description/Modifications: .
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    ^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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    .Optional automatic transmission available on all Austin models (except 850) and Morris Mini 1000 SDL saloon.
  • September 1968: Manual four speed gear box with synchromesh on all four forward ratios introduced.^ I have a 2002 Mini with a CVT automatic transmission.
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    ^ Car: Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car: Min Year of the Car: September 1960 Engine: 848cc Description/Modifications: Old English White, Deluxe - All original including the cheque that bought it in 1960 .
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    ^ So can anyone add anything positive to all the negative comments on this blog: Mini Cooper Transmission Problems MINI Coopers [...
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  • .
  • March 1969: Launch of the Morris Mini K an Australian-only model manufactured in the Australian British Motor Corporation factory at Zetland NSW using 80% local content
  • October 1969: Separate Austin and Morris badging now merged into Mini 850/Mini 1000 badging.^ Clubman - Mini has chosen a good time to launch the latest member of its model range, the One Clubman.

    ^ Car(s): Austin Mini Saloon Name of the Car: Jazz Year of the Car: 1965 Engine of the Car: 850 Modifications: Stripped completely for a full restoration, color: Cherry Red .
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    ^ Car: Morris Mini K Name of the Car: Caine Year of the Car: 1969 Engine: 998 (1275 in about 3 weeks!
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    Range reduced to: 850, 1000, Clubman, Cooper S and 1275 GT 2-door coupes and Clubman 3-door estate. .Optional automatic transmission available on all except 1275 GT.
  • April 1974: A heater became standard equipment on the entry level Mini 850 (having now already been included in the standard specification of the other models for some time).^ Universal I/O shield now included as standard.
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    ^ I have a 2002 Mini with a CVT automatic transmission.
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    ^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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Limited editions

.From the Mark IV onward, many special limited-production editions of the Mini were offered.^ Doktor A has released many editions of the Stefan LePodd figure, but this one is special.
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^ Special Limited Edition of the popular C158 case fitted with a Vehicle Power Supply - perfect for vehicle projects where a PCI card is required.
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These included models that were created to commemorate racing victories or to celebrate an anniversary of the Mini marque. .Limited editions generally came equipped with a unique combination of interior and exterior trim and special decals.^ Special Limited Edition of the popular C158 case fitted with a Vehicle Power Supply - perfect for vehicle projects where a PCI card is required.
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Examples include Mini 1100 Special, Mini Rio, Mini Mayfair, Mini Park Lane, Mini Italian Job, Mini Cooper RSP, Mini Flame and Racing etc.

Concepts and unproduced prototypes

.From 1967 to 1979, Issigonis had been designing a replacement for the Mini in the form of an experimental model called the 9X.[7] It was longer and more powerful than the Mini, but due to politicking inside British Leyland (which had now been formed by the merger of BMC's parent company British Motor Holdings and the Leyland Motor Corporation), the car did not reach production.^ I now have more than 90 names.
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^ I found this article about the development of the MINI and some of the decisions that were made, prior the car went in to production.
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^ I have to admit that the brakes lasted longer than expected, but then the dealer wanted $2,100 to replace them.
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.It was an intriguing "might-have-been"; the car was technologically advanced, and many believe it would have been competitive up until the 1980s.^ Half way thru the turn; The car locked up and would not move!
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^ If you damaged another car while no one is around, would own up to it?

.A number of prototypes produced for vehicles based on the Mini but which never saw production are held and sometimes displayed at the British Heritage Motor Centre museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire.^ I will never buy another MINI, or BMW for that matter, based on this experience.
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.These included the Twini, a re-engineered four-wheel-drive Moke with two engines—one at the front and another at the back; the Austin Ant, a second attempt to produce a four-wheel-drive vehicle, this time using a transfer case; and a two-seater convertible MG edition of the Mini, cancelled due to it being perceived as competition for the MG Midget.^ Mini One Convertible 1.6 16v 2dr .

^ The Mini Cooper S is a pleasure to drive, the turbo-charged 1.6-litre engine is a perfect fit.

^ Car:Mini Van Name of the Car: The Green One Year of the Car: 1974-ish Engine: 998?
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In 1992, a project considering possible improvements to the Mini was started. .Codenamed Minki ("Mini" plus K-Series engine), it included a redesigned dashboard, a two-piece tailgate instead of a boot, fold down rear seats, Hydragas suspension and a 3-cylinder version of the K-Series engine with a 5-speed gearbox.^ BMW had wanted the car to have a Getrag gearbox, but we (the original UK engineers) put in the R65 gearbox instead, because it was $170/car cheaper” .
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^ Car: 2 Mini 1000's Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1978/79 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: These cars are in pieces waiting for restoration.
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^ We thought the BMW/Mini connection meant we were getting German engineering and reliability – instead we got an attractive Yugo!
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.However, the project was cancelled by management within Rover, who decided that the cost of engineering the changes, and achieving compliance with modern crash testing standards, was too great for the production volumes that could be expected of an updated Mini.^ Car:1960 Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car:SNB(Spit 'n Bailingwire) Year of the Car:1960 Engine:850/1100/1275(I haven't decided yet.
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^ Investigated and a few bits changed, then a new engine fitted after only 11K. Well done BMW for great customer satisfaction.

^ Car: 1961 Mini Morris Name of the Car: still to be decided Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: 1270cc Description/Modifications: head had heaps of work done to it .
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.In 1995 the idea to update the Mini again surfaced but this time with BMW management.^ BMW/MINI seriously need to wake up and realize they blew it big time with the issues of the Minis.
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.As part of the process of deciding how to replace the Mini, a vehicle representing what the current Mini could have become, if it had been developed further over its production history, was commissioned.^ I found this article about the development of the MINI and some of the decisions that were made, prior the car went in to production.
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^ Reply 13 10 2009 jimmy (21:05:41) : i need to buy parts for mini cvt tranny could you reply so i can get parts .
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[45] This resulted in the Minki-II, designed to house the 1.4L MPI K-Series engine with an extensive redesign inside, but without the original Minki's tailgate. .The car had to be widened by 50mm and lengthened by 50mm to accommodate the new engine and gearbox, with Hydragas suspension and dashboard from a Rover 100.^ BMW had wanted the car to have a Getrag gearbox, but we (the original UK engineers) put in the R65 gearbox instead, because it was $170/car cheaper” .
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.The Minki-II was used for Hydragas development work, this suspension being considered at the time for the R59 project, later to become the BMW MINI.^ I just donated a mini bottomfeeder...not sure when it will go up for sale, the shop is being run by two dedicated mamas working as fast as they can with the donations coming in!
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^ I have a 2003 mini cooper with 50,000 miles, and the transmission is being replaced for a SECOND time!
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^ BMW/MINI seriously need to wake up and realize they blew it big time with the issues of the Minis.
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Exotic Minis and celebrities

.The Mini was a cultural icon and shows up in movies such as The Italian Job (1969), in which 3 Mark I Austin Mini Cooper S cars are used in a gold bullion robbery; in The Bourne Identity (2002) as a beat-up but surprisingly capable vehicle for a car chase; Goodbye Pork Pie (1981) where a yellow Mini 1000 is used to travel the length of New Zealand, or in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) as a collectible fashion icon garaged alongside other classic sports cars.^ Mini Cooper 2001 .

^ Mini Cooper 2002 .

^ Car: Mini Clubman Name of the Car: Tommy Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: Red but needs new paint job, sports steering wheel, mags, tinted windows and air horns and i love it!!!!!
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It has also featured in television shows such as Mr. Bean and (as the Mini Moke) in The Prisoner. Madeline Zimmer, in Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin féminin (1966), said she hoped her new single would be a big hit so she can buy a Morris Cooper.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Mini also became a veritable "fashion statement". Many celebrities of that era drove Minis that had been customised by famous British coachbuilders. .Examples include Peter Sellers' wicker side-panelled Mini built by Hooper (the Rolls-Royce coachbuilder)[46][47] which appeared in his movie A Shot in the Dark.^ Stylish cold rolled steel Mini-ITX enclosure with extruded aluminum alloy front panel.
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.Ringo Starr's hatchback designed by Radford, who also built a Mini de Ville for Britt Ekland, Peter Sellers' wife, with a special rear estate wagon door.^ At Hero Factory, heroes are designed, equipped and built according to the special missions they are sent out on.
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^ Car: Radford Mini De Ville Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1963 Engine: 997cc Description/Modifications: Cream/maroon upper half.
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[48] .Radford also built Mini de Villes for John Lennon, Marianne Faithfull and a psychedelic version that appeared in the Beatles movie Magical Mystery Tour owned by George Harrison who maintained it through the years and had it restored, including the art, prior to making an appearance with it at Goodwood as late as June 1998.[49] Marianne Faithfull drove her duo-tone de Ville to the Law Courts to hear Mick Jagger's appeal of his drug conviction in 1967.[49] The same year John Lennon drove his de Ville hatchback to Apple studios after hearing of Brian Epstein's death.^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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^ Car(s): Austin Cooper S Name of the Car: none Year of the Car: 1967 Engine of the Car: 1275 Modifications: Unrestored (as of yet), whe restored will be totally original in appearance.
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^ Car(s): Austin Mini Saloon Name of the Car: Jazz Year of the Car: 1965 Engine of the Car: 850 Modifications: Stripped completely for a full restoration, color: Cherry Red .
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.At around the same time, Radford also extensively customised a 1275 Mini-Cooper S for Monkee Michael Nesmith which gave dramatically improved performance combined with luxury and silence.^ Reply 17 12 2009 Charis Chari (14:23:11) : Hi Brian, my 2005 Mini cooper just gave me the exact same codes.
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^ I’ve had my Mini Cooper S 6 months and have one thing to say - fun - very good all around.

^ I have a 2003 mini cooper with 50,000 miles, and the transmission is being replaced for a SECOND time!
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[49] Coachbuilders Wood & Pickett also made special versions called the Margrave and Margrave SE,[47][50] sold by Mayfair dealerships in mod London and elsewhere. Marc Bolan famously died when the Mini Clubman GT1275 in which he was a passenger hit a Tree in Barnes, London on the 16th September 1977. The site is now Officially Recognised by the English Tourist Board as Bolan's Rock Shrine [51]
.In the 1980s a very exclusive mini was available with only 3 being made.^ If it’s called Mini one and is a car made by Germans - is it a Mini or a BMW? The only Minis in the world that deserve the name Mini are the classic Minis; the rest are BMW’s.

^ He has worked exclusively with Mini’s for six years and only had to replace two transmissions.
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This was the BAC-M30 mini. .The BAC-M30 featured a 1380 avonbar modified engine, was fitted with Recaro seats and a custom dashboard, one was most noticeably owned by Bernie Ecclestone and recently auctioned off.^ Investigated and a few bits changed, then a new engine fitted after only 11K. Well done BMW for great customer satisfaction.

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Kit cars and customization

One of three Outspan Orange Minis, photographed on Madeira Drive in Brighton.
The cheapness, simplicity and easy availability of used Minis make it an ideal candidate for body replacement. .There are over 120 Mini-based kit cars from various small companies and individual enthusiasts.^ I don’t think there is another small car out there that can touch the Mini, it really is an icon amongst motorcars and something you never tire of driving.

^ Car: Mini Advantage Name of the Car: Depends if it's acting up Year of the Car: 1987 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: A few lamps & a stage 1 kit .
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^ Julishland Jewelry Leather, a small family company based in Israel, makes handmade jewelry from leather.
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.There are also numerous dramatically modified Minis such as a set of three street-legal cars made up to look like giant oranges as a promotion for the Outspan company, a Mini that was made to look like a half-timbered cottage, complete with thatched roof and windows with curtains.^ My wife and I were initially looking for a bigger car, but once my wife saw the MINI and drove it, she just had to have it.

^ Has anyone heard of the Westlake Model Company.I have two 26" wind up submarines.Made from 1946-1956.So far only 8 are known to exist.Company was in Erie PA. till 1953 then moved to CA.by 1954.Im looking for the owner of the company and how many kits and complete models were made.
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^ Not exactly on top of my list but looks like fun detailing … Thanks for heads up & [...
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Some enthusiasts have drastically shortened or lowered their cars to make them yet smaller. There is also a "sprint shell" which has a lower roof and a small body chop, which dramatically reduces drag. .Others make small versions of stretched limos, double-decker busses, monster trucks, motor homes and many other kinds of vehicles from used Minis.^ Provides recommendation of battery operated ride on toys for toddler, preschoolers and young kids, such as battery powered cars and other motorized ride on toys, including battery powered tractors, and other vehicles.
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^ Designed as a modular sling for all Intrafuse Rifle Systems, our sling will also work with many other firearms using their original furniture.

^ Other than the prehistoric animals did they make any motor vehicles or planes?
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.Years after the Mini finally ended its production run, there are still ample third-party parts—both spares for restoration and performance parts for race tuning.^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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^ Car: 1961 Mini Morris Name of the Car: still to be decided Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: 1270cc Description/Modifications: head had heaps of work done to it .
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[53][54][55][56][57]
.Given the low weight and good handling of the Mini it is also popular to do an engine swap putting in a modern, high performance engine like the Rover K Series, a Honda VTEC B16A2, a Suzuki Swift GTi, a rear mounted Yamaha R1 motorbike engine, or the Vauxhall 16v 2 litre c20 XE "red top" engine, amongst various alternatives.^ The Mini Cooper S is a pleasure to drive, the turbo-charged 1.6-litre engine is a perfect fit.

^ Car: Red '97 Mini Cooper Sport Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1997 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Thumping ICE .
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^ Car(s): Austin Mini Saloon Name of the Car: Jazz Year of the Car: 1965 Engine of the Car: 850 Modifications: Stripped completely for a full restoration, color: Cherry Red .
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[58]

Awards

.The Mini has won many awards over the years, perhaps the most notable include: "Car of the Century" (Autocar magazine 1995), "Number One Classic Car of All Time" (Classic & Sports Car magazine 1996) and "European Car of the Century" in a worldwide Internet poll run by the prestigious Global Automotive Elections Foundation in 1999. The Mini managed second place (behind the Model T Ford) for "Global Car of the Century" in that same poll.^ Car: Mini Clubman Name of the Car: Tommy Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: Red but needs new paint job, sports steering wheel, mags, tinted windows and air horns and i love it!!!!!
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^ Car: Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car: Min Year of the Car: September 1960 Engine: 848cc Description/Modifications: Old English White, Deluxe - All original including the cheque that bought it in 1960 .
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^ Car:Mini Van Name of the Car: The Green One Year of the Car: 1974-ish Engine: 998?
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.In the end 5.3 million Minis were sold, making it by far the most popular British car ever made.^ I found this article about the development of the MINI and some of the decisions that were made, prior the car went in to production.
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^ Like most folks I have seen on here I really dont have 7500.00 just hanging around and I rely on my car to make money!!
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^ The customer ends up paying the price for MINI’s experiment with CVT. If MINI has such disregard for their customers with CVT problems, it makes you wonder if they care about their customers at all.
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Thousands of these are still on the road, with the remaining pre-1980s versions being firmly established as collectors' items.

Minis in the United States

A typical meeting of the Mini Owners of Texas club in Grapevine, Texas.
.Between 1960 and 1967, BMC exported approximately 10,000 left-hand drive BMC Minis to the United States.^ Reply 10 12 2008 Mini sucks 3 (18:35:06) : So, my 2002 mini with 40,000 kilometres just died in September.
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^ I LOVE MY MINI and I look forward to driving it another 140,000 miles and putting another $10,000 into it in that time Im sure.
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^ Reply 29 10 2009 Bummed (18:57:20) : I have a 2003 MINI w/ a CVT that went out at 78,000, out of warranty.
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Sales were discontinued when stricter federal safety standards were imposed in 1968; the Mini's wheelbase was too short to comply. .The 'A'-series engine, contrary to popular belief, was fully compliant with federal and state emissions standards, as shown by the Austin America which was sold in the United States until 1972. As this was a larger car, the minimum wheelbase legislation did not affect its saleability.^ Car: Mini 1000 Special Name of the Car: Brat 74 Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: 1275 Austin America block bored to 1380 Description/Modifications: piper285,powermaxpist,SU1.75,K&N,VVLbearings etc.
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^ Car: 1961 Austin 850 rustbucket Name of the Car: no name yet Year of the Car: 1961 Engine: no engine (I have an extra 1275 unit I may use when I restore this one.
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^ Car(s): 2 Name of the Car: None Year of the Car: 1963 & 1972 Engine of the Car: 1963: 1275 fast Road.
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.Despite this, a small band of enthusiasts keep the legacy of the original car alive in the US, where cars more than 25 years old are generally exempt from emissions regulations.^ Car: Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car: Min Year of the Car: September 1960 Engine: 848cc Description/Modifications: Old English White, Deluxe - All original including the cheque that bought it in 1960 .
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^ Car(s): Austin Cooper S Name of the Car: none Year of the Car: 1967 Engine of the Car: 1275 Modifications: Unrestored (as of yet), whe restored will be totally original in appearance.
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^ Car: Austin Mini Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1972 Engine: 1300 Saloon Description/Modifications: Nothing much original, ..check it out from the homepage..
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.Minis that were originally sold in the US are becoming hard to find, so most of the restored Minis now running in the US have been imported by individual enthusiasts—typically from Australia or New Zealand where the climate has limited the amount of rust formation and cars are available for relatively low prices.^ Now my car is running better than new.
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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^ I've finished and sold 4 of the most restorable (all later model Oz Clubmans) to local undergrad students for the cost of restoration.
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.There is increasing difficulty in finding cars that are old enough to meet the 25 year emissions exemption and yet are still in a reasonable condition.^ A CATALOGUE OF FAULTS. Before the car was two years old and with only 24,000 miles on the clock it needed a new gear box and clutch.

.This has led some importers to place the vehicle identification number (VIN) plates from older cars onto Minis that are less than 25 years old—claiming that the car was "repaired" by replacing every single part with the exception of the VIN plate.^ For more than 40 years, K has been and still is the biggest international trade fair for plastics and rubber, and takes place once every three years.
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^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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^ Car: Morris Mini Minor Name of the Car: Min Year of the Car: September 1960 Engine: 848cc Description/Modifications: Old English White, Deluxe - All original including the cheque that bought it in 1960 .
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Such vehicles are termed "re-VINs" and are surprisingly common.[59] This may leave such importers open to accusations of a "Ship of Theseus" fraud such as befell the late Boyd Coddington from the State of California.

Popularity

An Almond Green Mark I Morris Mini Minor
.At its peak, the Mini was a strong seller in most of the countries where it was sold, with the United Kingdom inevitably receiving the highest volumes.^ Name: Dave Hall Nickname: Dave E-Mail: Homepage: http://www.foobar.co.uk/~ezekiel/ Hobbies: Minis, Narrowboats, Cooking, Pubs and Anything I have not tried yet Age: 28 Country: United Kingdom .
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^ Name: Cristina Hofmann Nickname: Cris E-Mail: Homepage: Hobbies: astronomy, computing, and now my mini Age: 35 Country: United Kingdom .
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^ Name: Robert Shepherd Nickname: Mushroom E-Mail: Homepage: Hobbies: All types of Motor Sport Age: 29 Country: United Kingdom .
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.It was a huge seller in the mini-car market, which it virtually monopolised until the arrival of the Hillman Imp in 1963. It comprehensively outsold the Imp, and it was 16 years before the Mini received a serious threat to its sales success.^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Name of the Car: Mini Year of the Car: 1978 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: standard .
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.This threat came in the shape of the much more modern and practical Vauxhall Chevette of 1975, but the Mini continued to sell in huge volumes and was still very popular when its "replacement"—the Metro—arrived in 1980. By this time, the Mini's design had been overtaken by numerous more modern and practical efforts, but it still offered sheer driving fun that was almost unbeatable in this size of car.^ This car has almost everything replaced!
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^ All that said My wife still adores the car, I still love driving the thing.

^ I can’t afford to do this again, and I’m wondering if I should sell the car while it’s still running OK. .
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.Although the Metro never actually replaced the Mini, production figures for the Mini dipped during the 1980s, and interest in the now-iconic design was not revived until the re-introduction of the famous Mini Cooper in 1989. This helped the car retain its desirability and driver appeal throughout the 1990s, right up to the end of production on 4 October 2000. Nearly a decade after its demise, the Mini is still a common sight on Britain's roads, and the many surviving pre-1980s models in particular are now widely regarded as collector's items.^ The Scope Mount is a rock solid mount made in the U.S.A. and replaces the rear sight on the Mini-14 Rifle.

^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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^ At least for those of us still under warranty, the dealers know what’s up and at least here they treat you right.
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.A total of 1,581,887 Minis were sold in Britain after its launch in 1959. The last new one to be registered was sold in 2004, some four years after the end of production.^ Clubman - Mini has chosen a good time to launch the latest member of its model range, the One Clubman.

^ Reply 30 10 2008 Brian Gannon (18:40:55) : Having some issues now with my 2004 Mini Auto (non-S)..
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^ Car: Mini special shell partly done, one owner from new, came for free with some spares Year: '73 ish .
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[1]

Safety

1974 Mini Clubman Safety Research Vehicle—SRV4
Issigonis designed the Mini with an emphasis on active safety. .Asked about the crash worthiness of the Mini he said "I make my cars with such good brakes, such good steering, that if people get into a crash it´s their own fault".^ My wife and I were initially looking for a bigger car, but once my wife saw the MINI and drove it, she just had to have it.

^ All that said My wife still adores the car, I still love driving the thing.

^ Car: Morris Mini K Name of the Car: Caine Year of the Car: 1969 Engine: 998 (1275 in about 3 weeks!
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[60] and "I don’t design my cars to have accidents".[61] It is generally acknowledged that the Mini was designed with excellent handling characteristics.[62]
.In July 1965 BMC announced that following "comments by safety experts" about the Mini's external doorhandles, these would be modified on new cars so that the gap between the handle and the door panel would be effectively closed.^ Car: Mini Clubman Saloon Name of the Car: Victoria Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 1100 Description/Modifications: colour: Sandglow; new stereo.
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^ Car: 2 Mini 1000's Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1978/79 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: These cars are in pieces waiting for restoration.
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^ If I was asked to design the car that I really, really wanted then I think it would look almost identical to the Mini Cooper.

[63]
.Nicholas Faith states in his book that Murray Mackay, one of the UK's leading motor vehicle crash and safety researchers,[64] was critical of the pre-1967 Mini's passive safety features, including the protruding filler cap, the door latch, and the vulnerability of the passenger space to engine intrusion.^ Part resin / part vinyl Mini-Munny, CV Mk2 stands 4.5 inches tall, the figure features articulation of a regular Mini Munny, including at the neck!
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^ Provides recommendation of battery operated ride on toys for toddler, preschoolers and young kids, such as battery powered cars and other motorized ride on toys, including battery powered tractors, and other vehicles.
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^ Car: Mini Saloon Name of Car: Gloria Year of Car: 1967 Engine: 1275 Description/Modifications: Mk III body and running gear .
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[60]
.The Mini was withdrawn from the North American market because it could not meet the 1968 U.S. safety regulations[60][65] and more intense emission standards,[66] and was never updated to comply with those regulations.^ Name: Larry LeBel Nickname: E-Mail: Homepage: Hobbies: North American International Mini Advocates Group Age: n/a Country: Canda .
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[65]
Throughout its life, the Mini was modified in various ways to improve its safety. .In 1974 a prototype Mini experimental safety vehicle was built (Mini Clubman SRV4) which featured a longer crumple zone, a "pedestrian friendly" front-end, run-flat tyres, strengthened door sills, extra internal padding and recessed door handles.^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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[67] .Jack Daniels, one of the original Issigonis team,[68] is stated to have been working on further safety improvements for the Mini when he retired in 1977.[60] Several times it was thought that safety regulations would stop Mini production[69] Safety improved in 1996, with the introduction of airbags and side impact bars.^ I just wanted my MINI, but one that would work!!
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[70] The Mini, challenged by increasingly demanding European safety and pollution standards, was planned by British Aerospace to be taken out of production in 1996, but BMW chose to invest to keep the Mini legal until the launch of the BMW MINI.[71]
In January 2007, the Which? magazine listed the .Mini City in its "Ten worst cars for safety (since 1983)" list, alongside other economical, lightweight, fuel efficient cars like the Hyundai Pony 1.2L, Fiat Panda 900 Super, Suzuki Alto GL, Daihatsu Domino, Citroën AX 11 RE, Yugo 45 and 55, Peugeot 205 GL, and the Citroën 2CV6.^ What I like about the MINI is the fact that you can switch off the sport button and drive it like a normal car.My MR2 turbo felt like an out and out sports car.

[72]
.A UK Department for Transport statistics publication, presenting estimates of the risk of driver injury in two car injury collisions, based on reported road accident data, estimated that the 1990–2000 Mini was one of two small cars (the other being the Hyundai Atoz), which, with an estimated 84% of drivers likely to be injured, presented the greatest risk of driver injury.^ Submit a Mini road test report .

^ Mini road test reports and car reviews .

^ Car:Mini Van Name of the Car: The Green One Year of the Car: 1974-ish Engine: 998?
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The average risk for the small car category was 76%.[73]

New MINI

2003 BMW MINI Cooper S and Mark III classic Mini.
.When production of the classic Mini ceased in 2000, BMW (the new owner of the brand) announced the successor to the Mini—which is variously called the "BMW MINI" or the "New MINI". The brand name for the new car is MINI (written in capital letters).^ Car: Mini Clubman Name of the Car: Tommy Year of the Car: 1977 Engine: 998cc Description/Modifications: Red but needs new paint job, sports steering wheel, mags, tinted windows and air horns and i love it!!!!!
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^ Car: mini 1000 E Name of the Car: Ladykiller III Year of the Car: 1982 Engine: 998 Description/Modifications: I still don't know .
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^ Car: Mini Clubman Estate Name of the Car: Year of the Car: 1974 Engine: none at the moment - should be a 1275 Description/Modifications: restoration will start in few years .
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[74]
.The new MINI is larger than the classic Mini.^ Incompatible motherboards: Any Mini-ITX boards with larger than normal heatsink size, e.g.
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^ Incompatible motherboards: Any Mini-ITX boards with larger than normal heatsink size will not physically fit, e.g.
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It is around 55 centimetres (22 in) longer, 30 centimetres (12 in) wider, weighing 1,050 kg (2,315 lb) rather than 650 kg (1,433 lb). .It is now classified as compact car rather than supermini car.^ Now my car is running better than new.
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^ Superminis Small Family Cars Family Cars Compact Executives Executive Cars Luxury Cars Estate Cars MPVs 4x4s Coupes Performance Cars Convertibles Commercial Vehicles Search .

[citation needed]
On 3 April 2007, the one millionth MINI rolled out of the Oxford Plant after six years of production,[75] just one month longer than it took the classic Mini to reach the same total in March 1965.

See also

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  1. (trademark) A model of compact car, originally built by BMC in the United Kingdom, and later by BMW.

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