Still A Legend - The Mini Cooper Land Speed Record
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The Mini was introduced in 1959 and by 1960 it was setting it’s first records. The Mini was conceived and originally produced as an entry level car to hold four people, carry them around the city and get good gas mileage! The evolution of the car meant they it quickly became the standard of the industry for a “pocket rocket”! The first model was introduced as a plain jane model with an 850cc engine and drum brakes on 3.5”X10” wheels. By 1965 the “S” model included a 1275cc engine with disc brakes, optional wood dash, gold embroidered interior trim and 6” X 10” wheels. Current production of the Mini includes every goodie imaginable with 5-speed gearboxes, 1275cc engine with fuel injection is now standard.