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1964 Austin Mini Cooper S
SOLD! $39,600 Including Commission
Gooding Auction, Amelia Island, Florida 2014
Extremely Rare and Original 1071 Engine. Restored to Factory Specification. Charming Color Combination. Symbol of the Sixties British Culture.
engine Inline-4
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 1071 cc / 65.4 in³
bore 70.6 mm / 2.78 in
stroke 68.28 mm / 2.69 in
compression 9.0:1
power 52.2 kw / 70.0 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output 65.36 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 123.46 bhp per tonne
torque 84.06 nm / 62.0 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
redline 6500
BY 1963 the BMC Competition department knew what they wanted to do with the Mini. Their efforts culminated in the 1963 Austin Cooper S and Morris Cooper S. Besides a host of upgrades, the primary difference was a specially cast engine block and cylinder head that was more suitable for racing.

The first Cooper S models used a 1071 cc engine with a special nitrided steel crankshaft. In 1964 a range of displacements was offered including 971 cc and a 1275 cc.

For extended trips and rally racing, a second fuel tank was fitted. Other factory upgrades included larger front disc brakes, a vacuum-assisted brake booster and offset steel wheels which were widened to 4½ inches by 1964.

Despite only having around 75 bhp on tap, the Minis were very successful in Group 2 Rally racing, winning the Monte Carlo Rally outright.

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Category
Kereta - Car
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