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Mini Cooper 1071S (1963 - 1964)

Last updated 7 April 2013

Low-key looks, higher performance than the standard Mini-Cooper
First Mini-Cooper S is not as fast as you might expect
Updated 1 August 1964
Production of the Cooper S 1071 ended

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John Cooper Garages had more experience with A-Series engines in the 1100cc racing class and put that knowledge to good use with the first Mini-Cooper S. Its enlarged 1071cc engine managed 70bhp and there were larger disc brakes to cope with its additional performance.

Nothing much changed on the outside; the S looked the same as the Cooper save for ‘S’ badges on the bonnet and boot, and ventilated steel wheels. Inside, the upholstery was finished to more luxurious Mini Super De Luxe specification. It was a low-volume starter fo what was to become a very successful main course...

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