Mini Cooper S

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Mini Cooper S

1964 - 1971
Country:
United Kingdom
Engine:
4 cyl.
Capacity:
1275 cc
Power:
33-76 bhp
Transmission:
4 spd. man 4 spd. auto
Top Speed:
119-154 km/h
Number Built:
5,300,000+
Collectability:
3 star
In 1963, racing specialist John Cooper helped BMC to develop a hot version of Mini, which employed a bigger engine, tweaked suspension and wider tires.

The Mini Cooper had already increased power from the new 997cc (later 998cc) motor from 34 bhp to 55 bhp which resulted in speeds of 139 km/h being achieved - and which was seen as quick enough to warrant tiny front disc brakes.

When the Mini Cooper S was released in 1964 it used a 1275cc engine boasting around 70 bhp and capable of nearly 160 km/h.

The Cooper S won the hearts of many racing fans and also found success on the racing track (Monte Carlo Rally).

A total of 5.3 million Minis were sold during its 41 years of manufacture. It is to be expected that the most collectable are the Cooper and Cooper S versions.

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