Morris Cooper S vs. Saab 96 V4 Rally
Twee doodnormale auto's zetten in de jaren zestig de internationale
rallywereld op zijn kop. Want tot ieders verbazing bleken Saab en Mini in
de wieg gelegd
voor de rallysport. En de Mini Cooper S viert dit jaar ook nog eens zijn
vijftigste verjaardag op Goodwood. Hij werd immers geboren in 1963,
hetzelfde jaar dat Saab voor de tweede keer op rij de Rally van Monte Carlo
op zijn naam schreef.
AUSTIN MINI COOPER S 1968 - SEE IT - HEAR IT - FEEL IT! :-) | SCC TV | SCC TV
Recently we came across this beautiful Austin Mini Cooper S 1968 at The
Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. We took the car for a little spin! We
love to hear your comments on our videos or receive a like! Thanks a lot!
The Mini is a small economy car made by the British Motor Corporation (BMC)
and its successors from 1959 until 2000. The original is considered a
British icon of the 1960s. Its space-saving front-wheel drive layout --
allowing 80 per cent of the area of the car's floorpan to be used for
passengers and luggage -- influenced a generation of car makers. The
vehicle is in some ways considered the British equivalent of its German
contemporary the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in
North America. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car
of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T.
This distinctive two-door car was designed for BMC by Sir Alec Issigonis.
It was manufactured at the Longbridge and Cowley plants in England, the
Victoria Park / Zetland British Motor Corporation (Australia) factory in
Sydney, Australia, and later also in Spain (Authi), Belgium, Chile, Italy
(Innocenti), Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela and
Yugoslavia. The Mini Mark I had three major UK updates -- the Mark II, the
Clubman and the Mark III. Within these was a series of variations,
including an estate car, a pick-up truck, a van and the Mini Moke -- a
jeep-like buggy. The Mini Cooper and Cooper "S" were sportier versions that
were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times
from 1964 through to 1967, although in 1966 the Mini was disqualified after
the finish, along with six other British entrants, which included the first
four cars to finish, under a questionable ruling that the cars had used an
illegal combination of headlamps and spotlights.
On introduction in August 1959 the Mini was marketed under the Austin and
Morris names, as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor. The Austin Seven
was renamed to Austin Mini in January 1962 and Mini became a marque in its
own right in 1969. In 1980 it once again became the Austin Mini and in 1988
the Rover Mini.
Austin Mini Cooper S.
Austin Mini Cooper S.Short Auto Test at Caernarfon Harbour car park,Three
Castles Welsh Classic Car trial.
This is my 1960 Morris Mini. I just completed a 1.5 year restoration on
the car and I thought I would share my overview. If you have any questions
or video requests I can try and fill them for you. Picture requests are
also something I can do.
MINI COOPER 50
Preview to the double DVD 'Fifty Years of the Mini Cooper' now widely
available. Check http://www.triumphdvd.co.uk for full details.
1967 Morris MINI Cooper Custom SHOW CAR $17,500
1967 Mini Cooper with Minimania Crate 1380 engine (with receipt, engine
alone was over $4000). Engine has less than 10K on it and recently serviced
(carb rejetted as well). Twin functional gas tanks. Full Suspension Mods
(SRacer Coils, KYB Shocks/Front and Rear Anti-Roll/Sway Bars). Safety
Devices Roll Cage. Classic Cobra Seats. Smiths White face gauge cluster, AP
Racing Disc Brakes, 10x6 Minilights, and Flares. No Rust. No Bondo. No
Leaks of Any Sort. No issues whatsoever. Mini starts at first attempt, runs
VERY STRONG and handles REAL WELL.
1974 Morris Mini - First start in seven years!
After passing its MOT in 2002, the mini went back into the garage and
hadn't turned a wheel until now.
The engine is a 1400cc MiniSport half engine kit, built by me, and has only
driven about 10 miles.
The digital dashboard is from an MG Maestro, one of several modifications
made in my misguided youth. Note that it doesn't talk... yet!
Oil is fresh, but the fuel isn't. Clearly, the there is more work to be
done to get it running right.