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Mini Cooper 970S (1964 - 1965)

Last updated 7 April 2013


Model Timeline

March 1964
The Mini-Cooper 970S was launched

In March 1964 a pair of Cooper S variants appeared - the 970S and the 1275S. The 970S was a homologation special, using a shorter block than the 1071S. It was designed to compete in the 1.0-litre category and used a shorter stroke than the 1071S to attain 65bhp. Just under 1000 were made in a year. Because it had a larger bore than the 997 and 998cc Mini Coopers the 970S could use larger valves.

March 1965
Production of the Mini-Cooper 970S ceased

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