Original Mini Cooper, The Restorer’s Guide to 997 & 998 Cooper and 970,1071 & 1275 Cooper S.
Has any other British car ever equalled the cult status achieved by the Mini, particularly the desirable Cooper and Cooper S versions built from 1961 to 1971? The forerunners of today’s breed of ‘hot hatchbacks’, the Mini Coopers established a fanatical following in their day thanks to their unique combination of performance, practicality and charm, as well as their outstanding competition pedigree. Brilliant handling, lively acceleration and precise steering make them a joy to drive, despite the famous drawbacks of an arthritic ride and uncomfortable seats.
Original Mini Cooper is the essential companion to these cars. Its aim is to reveal, in words and colour photographs, how all Cooper and Cooper S models – from early 997cc Mkl to late 1275cc Mklll – altered in detail through the course of production. Although one Mini Cooper may look much like another to the untrained eye, an amazing number of specification changes, major and minor, occurred over the years.
The completely original specification which the most discerning enthusiasts now demand is an elusive quality with these cars, for the world of Mini Coopers abounds with hybrids and fakes. But help is at hand for all owners, restorers and enthusiasts. Drawing from factory production records, parts lists and catalogues, as well as the accumulated knowledge of respected restorers and dedicated enthusiasts, this book provides the most comprehensive survey of the Mini Cooper ever published. Exhaustive research by the author, John Parnell, has resulted in this important book containing a wealth of new information.
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Engels, hardcover, 2015, 120 pagina’s, John Parnell.