Mini Cooper Mk1 997cc 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964 (MkI)

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Mini Cooper Mk1 997cc

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The Mini Cooper was introduced in 1961 and with a 997cc engine and 55bhp it offered a tremendous improvement in performance over the standard car. The two-tone Cooper was otherwise almost indistinguishable from the 850 model, with just the discreet badging and different grille giving the game away. The first of the fast Minis, it was capable of 85mph and 0-60mph in around 17 seconds. In January 1964 the 997cc Cooper was replaced by the 998cc version. Although only fractionally larger in capacity, the engine had been subtly reworked to more balanced proportion and this led to an improvement in torque and tractability.

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