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Classic Mini Launch and Production dates


DATE EVENT PRICE PRODUCTION ENGINE cc Notes






MkI  (1959- Oct 1967)



Aug 26, 1959
Launch date



1959 Aug  Morris Mini-Minor  £497 (Aug 1959-Oct 67) 

1959 Aug  Morris Mini-Minor DeLuxe  £537 (Aug 1959-62/1964-Oct 67)
1959 Aug  Austin Se7en  £497 (Aug 1959-61) (basic)

1959 Aug  Austin Se7en DeLuxe  £537 (Aug 1959-61)







1960 Jan Austin Se7en Van launched 
(Jan 1960-Dec 61)  (848cc)
1960 Jan Morris Minivan launched 
(Jan 1960-Oct 69)  (848cc)
1960 Sept  Austin Seven Countryman  £623 (Sept 1960-61) (with wood)
1960 Sept  Morris Mini-Traveller  £623 (Sept 1960-67) (with wood)






1961 Jan  Austin Se7en Pick-up launched 
(Jan 1961-Jan 62)

1961 Jan  Morris Mini Pick-up launched 
(Jan 1961-Oct 69)

1961 Sept  Austin Super Se7en  £592 (Sept 1961) 
(new grille, duo-tone paint, three instrument binnacle, roof interior light, better trim)
1961 Sept  Morris Super Mini-Minor  £592 (Sept 1961-62)
unique 10 horizontal grille bars
1961 Sept Austin Se7en Cooper  £679 (1961-Jan 64)  (997cc)
1961 Sept Morris Mini Cooper  £679 (1961-Jan 64)  (997cc)
1961 Oct Riley Elf MkI launched 
(Oct 1961-Nov 62)  (848cc)
1961 Oct Wolseley Hornet MkI launched 
(Oct 1961-Nov 62)  (848cc)






1962 Jan Austin Se7en Cooper renamed Austin Mini Cooper


1962 Jan Austin Se7en Van renamed Minivan
(Jan 1962-69) 

1962 Jan Austin Se7en Pick-up renamed Austin Mini Pick-up  (Jan 1962-Oct 69)

1962 Jan Austin Mini 
(1962-67)

1962 Jan Austin Mini DeLuxe 
(1962/1964-67)

1962 Jan Austin Super Mini 
(1962)

1962 Oct Austin Mini Countryman  £532 (Oct 1962-67) (all metal)

1962 Oct Morris Mini-Traveller  £532 (Oct 1962-67) (all metal)

1962 Oct Austin Mini Super DeLuxe  £561 (Oct 1962-64) 
Super and DeLuxe discontinued
1962 Oct Morris Mini-Minor Super DeLuxe  £561 (Oct 1962-64) 
DeLuxe and Super discontinued






1963 Jan Riley Elf MkII launched 
(Jan 1963-Oct 66)  (998cc)
1963 Jan Wolseley Hornet MkII launched 
(Jan 1963-Oct 66)  (998cc)
1963 Mar Austin Mini Cooper S launched  £695 (Mar 1963-Aug 64)  (1071cc)
1963 Mar Morris Mini Cooper S launched  £695 (Mar 1963-Aug 64)  (1071cc)






1964 Jan Austin Mini Cooper launched 
(1964- Oct 67)  (998cc)
1964 Jan Morris Mini Cooper launched 
(1964-Oct 67)  (998cc)
1964 Aug Austin Mini Moke launched 
(Jan 64-68)  (848cc)
1964 Aug Morris Mini Moke launched 
(Jan 64-68)  (848cc)
1964 Apr Austin Mini Cooper S launched  £778 (Apr 1964-Oct 67)  (1275cc)
1964 Apr Morris Mini Cooper S launched  £778  (Apr 1964-Oct 67)  (1275cc)
1964 Jun Austin Mini Cooper S launched  £693  (Jun 1964-Apr 1965)  (970cc)
1964 Jun Morris Mini Cooper S launched  £693 (Jun 1964-Apr 1965)  (970cc)
1964 Aug Austin Mini Moke launched  £405 (Jan 64-Oct 68)  (848cc)
1964 Aug Morris Mini Moke launched  £405 (Jan 64-Oct 68)  (848cc)
1964 Sept Super DeLuxe renamed DeLuxe



1964 Sept Hydrolastic suspension introduced









1965 Oct  Austin Mini Automatic launched  £560 (Oct 1965-67)

1965 Oct  Austin Mini DeLuxe Automatic launched  £606 (Oct 1965-67)

1965 Oct  Morris Mini-Minor Automatic launched  £560 (Oct 1965-Oct 67)

1965 Oct  Morris Mini-Minor DeLuxe Automatic launched  £606 (Oct 1965-Oct 67)







1966 Oct Riley Elf MkIII launched 
(Oct 1966-Aug 69)  (998cc)
1966 Oct Wolseley Hornet MkIII launched 
(Oct 1966-Aug 69)  (998cc)












MkII  (Oct 1967-Oct 69)



1967 Oct MkII Austin/Morris Mini introduced 

(848cc basic)
1967 Oct MkII Austin/Morris Mini Super DeLuxe introduced 
(848cc)
1967 Oct MkII Austin/Morris Mini Super DeLuxe introduced 
(998cc)
1967 Oct MkII Austin Mini Countryman launched  £629 (with wood) 
(998cc) 
1967 Oct MkII Austin Mini Countryman launched  £610 (all metal) 
(998cc) 
1967 Oct MkII Morris Mini-Traveller launched  £629 (with wood) 
(998cc) 
1967 Oct MkII Morris Mini-Traveller launched  £610 (all metal) 
(998cc) 
1967 Oct MkII Austin Mini Cooper launched  £631 (Oct 1967-Nov 1969)  (998cc)
1967 Oct MkII Morris Mini Cooper launched  £631 (Oct 1967-Nov 1969)  (998cc)
1967 Oct MkII Austin Mini Cooper S launched  £849 (Oct 1967-Mar 70)  (1275cc)
1967 Oct MkII Morris Mini Cooper S launched  £849 (Oct 1967-Mar 70)  (1275cc)
1967 Oct  Austin Minivan 998cc launched 
(Oct 1967-Oct 69)  (998cc)
1967 Oct  Morris Minivan 998cc launched 
(Oct 1967-Oct 69)  (998cc)












MkIII  (Oct 1969-2000)



1969 Oct Mini 850 launched  £596 (Oct 1969-Jul 79)  (848cc)
1969 Oct Mini 1000 launched  £675 (Oct 1969-Oct 79)  (998cc)
1969 Oct Mini Clubman launched  £720 (Oct 1969-Oct 75)  (998cc) 
1969 Oct Mini Clubman Estate launched  £763 (Oct 1969-Aug 80)  (998cc)
1969 Oct Mini 1275 GT launched  £834 (Oct 69-Aug 80)  (1275cc)
1969 Oct Mini Van 850 launched 
(Oct 1969-May 83)  (848cc)
1969 Oct Mini Van 1000 launched 
(Oct 1969-May 83)  (998cc)
1969 Oct Mini Pick-up 850 launched 
(Oct 1969-Nov 80)  (848cc)
1969 Oct Mini Pick-up 1000 launched 
(Oct 1969-May 83)  (998cc)






1970 Mar MkIII Mini Cooper S launched  £942 (Mar 1970-Jun 71)  (1275cc)






1975 Oct Mini Clubman changed to 1098cc 
(Oct 75-Aug 80)  (1098cc)






1976 Jan Mini Limited Edition launched  £1,406 (Jan 1976)  
3000 made






1978 Dec Mini Van rebadged Mini 95









1979 Jul Mini City launched  £2,289 (Jul 1979-Sep 80)  (848cc)
1979 Jul Mini 850 Super DeLuxe launched  £2,482 (Jul 1979-Sep 80)  (848cc)
1979 Aug Mini 1100 Special launched  £3,300 (Aug 1979)
5100 made
1979 Oct Mini 1000 renamed Mini 1000 Super  £2,829 (Oct 1979-Oct 80)  (998cc)






1980 Sept Mini City launched  £2,796 (Sept 1980-Apr 82)  (998cc)
1980 Oct Mini 1000 HL launched  £3,122 (Oct 1980-Apr 82)  (998cc)
1980 Oct Mini 1000 HL Estate launched  £3,761 (Oct 1980-Feb 82)  (998cc)






1982 Apr Mini City renamed Mini City E  £2,999 (Apr 1982-Aug 88)  (998cc)
1982 Apr Mini 1000 HL renamed Mini 1000 HLE  £3,363 (Apr 1982-Sept 82)  (998cc)
1982 Apr Mini 1000 HL Estate renamed Mini 1000 HLE Estate £3,899 (Apr 1982-Sept 82)  (998cc)
1982 Sept Mini 1000 HLE renamed Mayfair  £3,363 (Sept 1982-May 1992)  (998cc)






1983 Oct Mini Sprite launched  £3,334 (Oct 1983)
2500 made






1984 Jul Mini 25 launched  £3,865 (Jul 1984) 
5000 made






1985 Jan Mini Ritz launched  £3,798 (Jan 1985)
2000 UK, 1725 Export






1986 Feb Mini Chelsea launched  £3,898 (Feb 1986)
1500 UK
1986 May  Mini Piccadilly launched  £3,928 (May 1986) 
2500 made






1987 Jan Mini Park Lane launched  £4,194 (Jan 1987) 
4000 made
1987 May  Mini Advantage launched  £4,286 (May 1987 France, Jun 1987 UK) 4675 made






1988 Feb Mini Red Hot launched  £4,382 (Feb 1988) 
1000 UK, 2000 Export
1988 Feb Mini Jet Black launched  £4,382 (Feb 1988) 
1000 UK, 2000 Export
1988 Jun Mini Designer launched  £4,654 (Jun 1988) 
2000 made
1988 Aug Mini City E renamed Mini City 
(Aug 88-May 1992)  (998cc)






1989 Jan Mini Racing launched  £4,795 (Jan 1989-Aug 89) 
2000 made
1989 Jan Mini Flame launched  £4,795 (Jan 1989-Aug 89) 
2000 made
1989 Jan  Mini Sky launched  £4,695 (Jan 1989)
1000 made
1989 Jan  Mini Rose launched  £4,695 (Jan 1989) 
1000 made
1989 Jun  Mini Thirty launched  £5,599 (Jun 1989) 
3000 made






1990 Feb Mini Racing Green launched £5,455 (Feb 1990) 
2500 made
1990 Feb Mini Flame Red launched  £5,455 (Feb 1990) 
2500 made
1990 Feb Mini Check Mate launched  £5,455 (Feb 1990) 
2500 made
1990 Jun  Mini Studio 2 launched  £5,375 (Jun 1990)
2000 made
1990 Jul Mini Cooper RSP launched  £6,995 (Jul 1990)  (1275cc)  1000 made
1990 Sept ‘Mainstream’ Mini Cooper launched 
(Sept 90-Oct 91)  (1275cc)






1991 Feb Mini Neon launched  £5,570 (Feb 1991) 
1500 made
1991 Jun LAMM Mini Cabriolet announced £12,250 (Jun 1991-Aug 96)  (1275cc)
1991 Oct Mini Coopers change to SPi 
(Oct 91-Aug 96)  (1275 SPi)






1992 Jun Mini British Open Classic launched £7,195 (June 1992)
1000 made
1992 Oct Production Mini Cabriolet given debut



1992 Oct Mini Italian Job launched  £5,995 (Oct 1992)
1750 made
1992 May  Mini Sprite launched 
(May 1992-Aug 96)  (1275cc)
1992 May  Mini Mayfair launched 
(May 1992-Aug 96)  (1275cc)






1993 Jun Mini Rio launched  £5,495 (Jun 1993)
750 made
1993 Jul Mini Cabriolet available with SPi  £11,995


1993 Oct Mini Tahiti launched   £5,795 (Oct 1993)
500 made






1994 Jun Mini 35 launched  £5,695 (Jun 1994) 
1000 UK
1994 Jul Mini Cooper Monte Carlo launched  £7,995 (Jul 1994)
200 made
1994 Cooper Grand Prix launched  £13,495 (1994-1996) 
35 made
1994 Aug SPi introduced (Sprite and Mayfair)









1995 Jun Sidewalk launched  £5,895 (Jun 9, 1995) 
1000 made
1995 Jun Cooper S upgrade when buying Cooper £9,975 (June 1995) 







1996 Apr Equinox launched  £6,195 (Apr 24, 1996)
750 made
1996 May  Cooper 35 launched  £8,195 (May 14, 1996) 
200 made
1996 Oct Mini launched 
(Oct 1996-Oct 2000) (1275 MPi)
1996 Oct Mini Cooper launched 
(Oct 1996-Oct 2000)  (1275 MPi)






1998 Mar Paul Smith launched  £10,225 (Mar 25, 1998) 
300 UK, 1500 Japan
1998 May  Cooper Sports launched  £10,525 (May 1998)
100 made






1999 Cooper S Touring JCG edition  £11,595 (1999)

1999 Cooper S Sport 5 JCG edition (5-speed) £13,650  (1999)

1999 Cooper S Works JCG edition (4/5-speed)  £12,495-£14,595  (1999)

1999 Apr Mini 40 launched  £10,995 (Apr 5, 1999) 
250 UK
1999 Aug John Cooper LE launched  £10,995 (Aug 1999)
300 made






2000 Apr Mini Classic Se7en launched 
(Apr 2000)  (1275 MPi)
2000 Apr Mini Classic Cooper launched 
(Apr 2000)  (1275 MPi)
2000 Apr Mini Classic Cooper Sport launched 
(Apr 2000)  (1275cc MPi)