Austin Seven Mini 1959 to 61
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Austin Seven Mini 1959 - 61 specifications
Engine (8MB)
4 cylinder in-line,
8 overhead valves
Displacement: 848cc
Bore: 63mm
Stroke: 68.3mm
Compression ratio: 8.3 to 1
Valves: 2 per cylinder
Carburettors: single SU HS2
Power output: 37 bhp at 5,500rpm

Maximum speed: 75mph
0-60 mph: 29.6secs
Overall fuel consumption:

4-speed manual,
synchromesh on top 3 gears,
Front wheel drive

Hydraulic, Front: drum
Rear: drum

Front & Rear: rubber cone, telescopic shock absorbers

Rack & pinion
4 stud, 10in, pressed steel

Pressed steel monocoque

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 80in
Track front: 48.2in
Track rear: 46.2in
Overall length: 120in
Overall width: 55.5in
Overall height: 53in
Ground clearance: 6in
Kerb weight: 1,340 lbs
Fuel tank: 5.5gals

Colours available
Austin Se7en: Farina grey, Tartan Red or Speedwell Blue

Austin Se7en/Mini
Mk 1 Production
Mk I 1959 - 67: 435,000
Price new in 1959:
£497 (Basic) £537 (De Luxe)

Total of Austin & Morris Mini Mk 1 all variants: 945,000
Total production
(1959 - 2000) of all
Mini variants: 5,387,862