Classic Mini Cooper 1961-2000


June 3, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 30, 2015
Mini Cooper (1961)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
85
0-50 mph
12.2
0-60 mph
17.6
1/4 mile
21
BHP
55 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
54 @3600rpm
BHP per ton
84
Engine capacity CC/CU
997/61
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
120
Width (in)
55
Height (in)
53
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1435
Additional Info: The Mini has a long and interesting history, which is far more than I could write here, however the Cooper and Cooper S have a very successful racing history, winning such races as the Monte Carlo Rally several times in the mid 60’s. The Cooper was created by John Cooper of the Cooper Car Company and ran from 1961 to 2000. Mark 1 Mini 1959-1967, Mark 2 1967-1970, Mark 3 1970-1975, Mark 4 1976-1983, Mark 5 1984-1989, Mark 6 1990-1995, Mark 7 1996-2000. There were a large number of Mark 6 & 7 limited edition Coopers also available. The Mini is a popular car for modification and easy to work on, with an array of aftermarket parts for the enthusiast.

 

Mini Cooper S (1963)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
90
0-50 mph
9.6
0-60 mph
13.5
1/4 mile
19.2
BHP
70 @6200rpm
Torque lbft
62 @4500rpm
BHP per ton
104
Engine capacity CC/CU
1071/65
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
120.2
Width (in)
55
Height (in)
53
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1475

 

Mini Cooper S (1964)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
97
0-50 mph
8.2
0-60 mph
11.2
1/4 mile
18.4
BHP
76 @5900rpm
Torque lbft
79 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
117
Engine capacity CC/CU
1275/78
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.75:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
120.2
Width (in)
55
Height (in)
53
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1434

 

Mini Cooper (1965)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
91
0-60 mph
14.8
1/4 mile
20
BHP
55 @5800rpm
Torque lbft
57 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
86
Engine capacity CC/CU
998/61
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
120.8
Width (in)
55.5
Height (in)
52.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1411

 

Mini Cooper S (1965)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
98
0-60 mph
10.5
1/4 mile
18.1
BHP
75 @5800rpm
Torque lbft
80 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
111
Engine capacity CC/CU
1275/78
Engine type
Straight 4 Carburettors x 2
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
120.8
Width (in)
55.5
Height (in)
52.2
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1480

 

Rover Mini Cooper 1.3i (1991-2000)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
94
0-60 mph
12.2
BHP
62 @5500rpm
Torque lbft
70 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
90
MPG UK/US
43/36
Engine capacity CC/CU
1275/78
Engine type
Straight 4 Fuel Injection
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.1:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 8
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
FWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
4/5
Length (in)
120.3
Width (in)
56.7
Height (in)
52.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
1512
Additional Info: A 50bhp carb version was available, which got to 60 in 13.4 secs, but was replaced in late 1994 with a 53bhp fuel injection system. Special editions include the John Cooper Grand Prix with an 86bhp version of the 1.3 litre engine, 0-60 in under 9 secs and 105mph top speed. Also to note was the 1989 94bhp Turbo version called the ERA with a body kit, it could also get to 60 in under 9 secs.

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