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1961-1969 MINI Cooper 997/998


Overview

Mini creator Alec Issigonis was against the idea of a performance Mini. Fortunately, his wishes didn’t prevail, and a legend was born in the form of the 1961 Mini-Cooper, as tweaked by F1 guru John Cooper. The first cars used a 997cc twin-carb A-series; this was changed for a 998cc unit from 1964. Front disc brakes were standard and Coopers stood out by their two-tone paint schemes and special grilles. Speeds of around 90mph may not have been all-out fast, but it was the Cooper’s handling brilliance that turned it into such a potent rally tool.




64,224

£679

£7500

£6000

£3000

£1250


Performance

17.2secs

85mph

55bhp

54lb/ft

34mpg


Engine

in-line four

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, rubber spring and damper units

Independent, rubber spring and damper units

front-engine FWD

rack and pinion

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

3048mm

2038mm

1397mm

1346mm

584kgs


 MINI Cooper  997/998

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