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Morris Mini-Minor (1959-67)

Photo courtesy Bill Bell

Morris Mini-Minor (1959-67)

The launch model of the Mini and the most basic one at that. Sold simultaneously as the DeLuxe, this basic model was lacking many everyday essentials - such as carpets, a second sunvisor and a heater.


Production dates 1959-1967
Price at launch £497
Total Production all MkI saloons: 435,500
Chassis numbers AA2S7 101


Manual Auto
Engine 848cc four-cylinder OHV, single SU carb
Engine designation 8MB
Bore/stroke 62.94x68.26mm
Compression ratio 8.3:1 9.1:1 

Power output 34bhp @ 5500rpm
Torque 44lb.ft @ 2900rpm 44lb.ft @ 2500rpm

Transmission Four-speed manual Four-speed auto
Final drive 3.765
Brakes Drums all-round
Suspension Rubber cone. Hydrolastic from 1964
Wheels 3.5x10-inches pressed steel
Wheelbase 80.2-inches
Length 120.25-inches
Width 55-inches
Height 53-inches
Tyres 5.20x10 Dunlop C41 cross-ply

Maximum Speed 75mph 70mph
0-60mph 29.7secs 32.0secs
Average fuel consumption 40mpg 33mpg