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1968 Riley Elf
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1957 Morris 850 For Sale   USA
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1973 Leyland Mini "ROO"
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1975 Mini MkIII "Trailer Known As 'Hunny Pot"
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1962 Austin Mini Countryman "LUCKY"
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Just picked up a Mini!
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Next 10 Events for Jun 19, 2018
Jun 23 All British Spring-into-Summer Car Show and Rally 444 East Dual Blvd, Isanti, MN, USA
Jun 24 Brits By The Bay Harford Vineyards & Winery, 1311 W. Jarrettsville Rd., Forest Hill, MD, USA
Jun 24 Sunday Drivers 9 Zonue Unexpo, Le Zen, Seclin, Nord, France
Jul 08 Brits on the Beach Transfer Beach, Ladysmith, BC, Canada
Jul 08 British Car Day Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Rd, Fairfield, OH, USA
Jul 11 BritishV8 Meet Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Dayton, OH, USA
Jul 14 British Motoring Festival King's-Edgehill School, Windsor, NS, Canada
Jul 21 Cold Lake Air Show & Classic Cars Four Wing Cold Lake, Air Force Base, Cold Lake, AB, Canada
Jul 28 BCNH Show of Dreams Hills House, 211 Derry Rd, Hudson, NH, USA
Jul 28 Brits In Hudson Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH, 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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