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Mini Clubman

Overview

Produced: 1978-1980, 331675 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Estate,3 doors,4 seats
Mini Clubman

In 1969 British Leyland took the bold step of launching an "improved" Mini. Leyland hoped the Clubman would replace the standard car, which was really only a slightly changed version of the original 1959 car, thankfully it failed (as did the 2nd attempt, the Metro!). The main change with the Clubman was to the front panelwork, this now meant a squared off bonnet and front wings. The purpose of these sheet metal changes was to allow more under bonnet room for larger power units.

To make the most of this extra space the Clubman came with a 998cc A-series (later sold as the 1000HL) and from 1975 a 1100 version became available (the old faithful 1098cc A-series). The Clubman came in either Saloon or Estate versions, the Estate came complete with hideous looking, fake "wood" exterior trim panels and Dry-cone suspension. As already mentioned above the Clubman failed to replace the original Mini and was eventually replaced by the Metro in 1980.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1098ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.93mm x 83.72mm0
998ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.93mm x 76.2mm0

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/F

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DrumDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
6' 8"3' 11"3' 10"10' 4"4' 7" 0 (0)0' 0"

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