Information on the Mini Super (1 reply)
Information on the Mini Super
[b:3ik1fgcm]Information taken from the MCR website.[/b:3ik1fgcm]
The Mini Super was launched with the Mini Cooper in September 1961. However, production of the model started on the 7th June, a month before the Cooper. In some early BMC publicity material both the Super and Cooper were introduced as â€œTwinsâ€, with the Cooper being described as the â€œSports-car version of the Superâ€.
Introduced as â€œAustin Super Sevenâ€ and â€œMorris Super Mini-Minorâ€, They became â€œAustin Super Miniâ€ and â€œMorris Super Miniâ€ in January 1962. Generally they are now referred to simply as â€œMini Superâ€
The Super was pure Cooper, both inside and out but mechanically equipped with standard 848cc engine, gearbox and braking system. Inside it had a standard gear lever but chromium plated and a black-faced 90mph speedometer. Outside the Super had a standard Austin or Morris grille which was embellished with extra chrome bars, and standard mini badging.
The Super was deleted after a very short production run, together with the Mini De Luxe, in October 1962, although a few were built for export in November.
The Super De Luxe which followed in October 1962 was really a De Luxe with a few Super/Cooper embellishments.
The Super is now believed to be the rarest of Mk1 Minis.