1967 Mini Cooper "S". Runs and drives great! Quick little Mini for sale
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Brighton Motorsports is proud to present this 1967 Morris Mini Cooper ":S" Car is finished in white exterior and black vinyl interior. Engine# 9FSAY43369 Right hand drive model with 4 cyl engine and manual transmission. This car is mechanically sound and drives well. Pretty quick actually. Paint and interior are in driver + quality. If you are looking for a fun easy to drive little get around classic then this is the one. Please call 480-483-4682 for more information. History---- The Mini was marketed under BMC's two main brand names. Austin and Morris until 1969. when it became a marque in its own right.  The Morris version was known to all as the Mini or Mini-Minor. The word minor is Latin for "lesser"; so an abbreviation of the Latin word for "least"—minimus—was used for the new even smaller car. One name proposed for the Austin version was Austin Newmarket. Austin dealers sold their almost identical car as an Austin Seven (sometimes written as SE7EN in early publicity material – the '7' the letter V rotated left so it approximated the number 7) which recalled the popular small Austin 7 of the 1920s and 1930s. Morris Mini-Minor. seems to have been a play on words. The Morris Minor was a larger. well known and successful car which continued in production. 1963 Austin Mini 850 Mark I Until 1962. the cars appeared as the Austin 850 and Morris 850 in North America and France. and in Denmark as the Austin Partner (until 1964) and Morris Mascot (until 1981). The name Mini was first used domestically by BMC for Austin's version in 1961. when to match the Morris version the Austin Seven was rebranded as the Austin Mini. 24] somewhat to the surprise of the Sharp's Commercials car company (later known as Bond Cars Ltd) who had been using the name Minicar for their three-wheeled vehicles since 1949. However. legal action was somehow averted. 25] and BMC used the name Mini thereafter.  In 1964. the suspension of the cars was replaced by another Moulton design. the hydrolastic system. The new suspension gave a softer ride but it also increased weight and production cost and. in the minds of many enthusiasts. spoiled the handling characteristics for which the Mini was so famous. In 1971. the original rubber suspension reappeared and was retained for the remaining life of the Mini. From October 1965 the option of an Automotive Products (AP) designed four-speed automatic transmission became available. Cars fitted with this became the Mini-Matic Slow at the outset. Mark I sales strengthened across most of the model lines in the 1960s. and production totalled 1. 90. 00.  Sold at almost below cost. the basic Mini made very little money for its makers. However. it still did make a small profit. Ford once took a Mini away and completely dismantled it. possibly to see if they could offer an alternative. It was their opinion though. that they could not sell it at BMC's price. Ford determined that the BMC must have been losing around £30 per car. and so decided to produce a larger car – the Cortina. launched in 1962 – as its competitor in the budget market. BMC insisted that the way company overheads were shared out. the Mini always made money.  Larger profits came from the popular De Luxe models and from optional extras such as seat belts. door mirrors. a heater and a radio. which would be considered necessities on modern cars. as well as the various "Cooper" and "Cooper S" models. The Mini etched its place into popular culture in the 1960s with well-publicised purchases by film and music stars
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