Classic Car Catalogue
850 and 1000
850 (R4 cyl, 848 cc, 33 bhp)
1000 (R4 cyl, 998 cc, 38 bhp)
Mini 850 and 1000 Saloons
With petrol prices soaring, the Austin Mini makes better sense than ever. For here is a car that's roomy and comfortable, yet delightfully inexpensive to own and run. If you want maximum thrift, choose the 848 c.c. engine. Or, for greater power, the 998 c.c. Either way, you'll enjoy an outstanding economy drive.
But the Mini is not just an economy car. It's packed with brilliant engineering features, so successful they tend to be taken for granted. Like the compact transverse engine layout that helps you into tight parking spaces. The sure-grip front-wheel drive. The precise rack-and-pinion steering. And, for a little extra outlay, on 1000 models only, an automatic transmission system that makes driving in towns a simple pleasure.
Clubman and 1275 GT
Clubman (R4 cyl, 998 cc, 39 bhp)
1275 GT (R4 cyl, 1275 cc, 59 bhp)
Mini Clubman Saloon and Estate
Here's the Mini for the man who wants to cut his motoring costs without giving up the luxury he's accustomed to. The thrifty Clubman has deep contoured seats, stylish recessed instrument cowls, face-level fresh air ventilation, tailored carpeting and lots more besides. In the present economic climate, it makes wonderful sense. Load carrying problems? Choose the Clubman Estate, offering up to 36 cubic feet of luggage space.
Mini 1275 GT
Picture a Clubman with extra power, extra luxury, extra go and extra stop. That's the Mini 1275 GT. The inherently brilliant roadholding and handling of the Mini range lets you take full advantage of the bigger 54 b.h.p. engine and the rally-inspired disc/drum braking system gives you safety to match. There's a wealth of special features too, including triple GT instrumentation and radial-ply tyres on 12 in. wheels. If you're after big car comfort and sports car performance in a compact saloon, you've just found your perfect car.