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Mini Cooper 'S' 970

Overview

Produced: 1964-1965, 960 produced.
Types: Saloon
Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper certainly caught the motoring worlds imagination during the Sixties notching up many Rally successes to its credit. Many consider the Cooper S to be the ultimate Mini variant, it originally appeared in 1963 powered by the 1071cc A-series engine and included servo assisted disc brakes.

The Cooper S Mk I came with the 1071cc A-series engine from 1963-64, the 75bhp 1275cc engine was introduced in 1964. A 970cc Cooper S joined the range in >1964 as a "homologation special" so that the Cooper could compete in the 1000cc racing series, this variant only stayed in production for one year.

In 1967 the Cooper S received the Mk II Mini improvements in line with the rest of the range, for many enthusiasts the Mk I Cooper S is still the Definitive performance Mini.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
970ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series70.61mm x 62mm

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/F

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
82 mph0 s0 s34 mpg65 bhp 6500

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDrum

Dimensions

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

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