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1963 Morris Mini Traveller "Moritz"
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Next 10 Events for Apr 19, 2018
Apr 21 26th Pensacola British Car Show 311 E Government Street, Pensacola, FL, USA
Apr 21 The Gathering Shelton Vineyards, Dobson, NC, USA
Apr 22 Queen's English All British Car Meet and Auto Jumble Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, CA, USA
Apr 22 Sunday Drivers 7 Zen Motors, Rue de l'industrie, 59113, Seclin, Nord, France
Apr 28 Raaaf British Cars and Bikes Hippodrome des Flandres, Marcq-en-Baroeul, Nord, France
Apr 28 Uwharrie Mountains British Car Meet 2732 Beecher Chapel Rd, Denton, NC, USA
Apr 29 Britain on the Green 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA, USA
Apr 29 21st Annual AutoJumble Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland, OR, USA
May 12 Springtime in the Smokies Talley Ho Inn, Townsend, TN, USA
May 19 Triangle British Classic Car Show 350 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC, USA
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Mini History in a Nutshell

  • 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, as well as 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").
  • 1962: "De Luxe" and "Super" designations discontinued. "Super de Luxe" designation introduced. Modified instrument panel now included oil pressure and water temperature gauges.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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. Austin Mini range as follows: 850, 1000, Cooper 998 and Cooper 1275 S 2-door saloons and 1000 Countryman 3-door estate. 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. 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.
  • October 1969: Separate Austin and Morris badging now merged into Mini 850/Mini 1000 badging. 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.

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