Mini Cooper S 1968

Mini Cooper S 1968

Characteristics

Transverse 4-cylinder engine

Engine capacity: 1275 cc

Front-wheel drive

The mini, a revolutionary small front-wheel drive car designed in England by Alec Issigonis with its transverse front engine with gearbox integrated into the same casing and its original suspension, created a sensation when it was launched in 1959.It would become a myth in the automotive industry, which is still exploited today by BMW.Originally equipped with an 850 cc engine, the more sporty versions called Cooper excelled in competitions on many terrains, tracks and rallies.Paddy Hopkirk’s victory in 1964 at the wheel of the Cooper S made the Mini a legend. It beat much more powerful cars thanks to its agility and its exceptional handling for the time.This Mini has been assembled at the Breitt-Gallery in the spirit of the Monte Carlo Minis with for the engine, gearbox and suspension, parts that allow its homologation for official competitions.It notably participated in the Romania Historic Winter Rally.

Mini Cooper S 1968

Characteristics

Transverse 4-cylinder engine

Engine capacity: 1275 cc

Front-wheel drive

The mini, a revolutionary small front-wheel drive car designed in England by Alec Issigonis with its transverse front engine with gearbox integrated into the same casing and its original suspension, created a sensation when it was launched in 1959.It would become a myth in the automotive industry, which is still exploited today by BMW.Originally equipped with an 850 cc engine, the more sporty versions called Cooper excelled in competitions on many terrains, tracks and rallies.Paddy Hopkirk’s victory in 1964 at the wheel of the Cooper S made the Mini a legend. It beat much more powerful cars thanks to its agility and its exceptional handling for the time.This Mini has been assembled at the Breitt-Gallery in the spirit of the Monte Carlo Minis with for the engine, gearbox and suspension, parts that allow its homologation for official competitions.It notably participated in the Romania Historic Winter Rally.