Classic Car Catalogue

Mini 1971

Cooper S Mk III - discontinued in June (1967-71 19511 ex. of Mk II and Mk III)
1275 GT

Great Britain

MINI 850 and 1000
850: £641 (incl. P.T.)
1000: £727 (incl. P.T.)
The chunky, cheeky Mini is now 12 years old and considerably more than 2,500,000 of them have been produced. Yet they look good for many years, and Lord Stokes has virtually promised their survival until 1980. The famous little shape comes with 848 c.c. and 998 c.c, engines, mounted crosswise of course, and driving the front wheels. Suspension is back to the original Moulton rubber-cone — which many enthusiasts rate better than the Hydrolastic — and some of the original features, like sliding windows and big door pockets, have given way to convention.
1275GT: £898 (incl. P.T.)
Clubman: £776 (incl. P.T.)
All the Minis are now back to dry suspension with an improved version of the Moulton rubber cone instead of the Hydrolastic which the updated Clubman and 1275 GT used until a few weeks ago. Both are more luxurious versions of the Mini, with an extremely well finished interior, thickly padded seats and a few more creature comforts. The Clubman has the 998 c.c. engine which gives it a top speed of around 75 m.p.h., while the 1275 GT is the performance animal of the family, with highly acceptable acceleration and a top speed nearer 90 m.p.h. Ideal for zipping about.

London report


850, 1000 and Cooper

850 (R4 cyl, 848 cc, 34 bhp)
1000 (R4 cyl, 998 cc, 38 bhp)
Cooper S Mk III (R4 cyl, 1275 cc, 76 bhp) - discontinued in June


Clubman and 1275 GT

Clubman (R4 cyl, 998 cc, 38 bhp)
1275 GT (R4 cyl, 1275 cc, 59 bhp)