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British Open Classic

British Open Classic (1992)

The British Open Classic was the second tennis-themed Mini, and was the first LE to be based on the new 1.3i (SPi) engine. It features an electrically-operated full-length Webasto sunroof.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Production dates 1992
Price at launch £7195
Total Production 1000+
Chassis numbers

Engine 1275cc four-cylinder OHV
Engine designation 12
Bore/stroke 70.64 x 81.33mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Power output 50bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 66lb.ft @ 2600rpm
Transmission Four-speed manual
Final drive 3.11
Brakes 8.4-inch front discs, rear drums
Suspension Rubber cones
Wheels 12x4.5-inch alloy
Wheelbase 80.1-inches
Length 120.25-inches
Width 55.5-inches
Height 53.25-inches
Tyres 145/70 R-12 low profile radial-ply
Colours Metallic Racing Green only

Notable features:  The first British model with a folding, electrically-operated full-length Webasto sunroof. Coat of Arms 'British Open Classic' side and boot decals. Rover Minilite alloys. Countryman tweed upholstery in Stone Beige. 'By appointment to Her Majesty the Queen' on front seats. Leather-bound steering wheel. R552 stereo.