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We would love to hear about your experience of the Austin Mini and especially about any parts you had to purchase and how they performed. You can write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Austin Mini Overview

The Austin Mini is classed as a small economy car and was produced by the British car manufacturing company Austin, which was part of the BMC (British Motor Corporation Limited). The BMC was formed as Austin and Morris merged in 1952. The Mini has been branded and produced under many different names including Rover, BMW and MG to name but a few. It was marketed under the Austin name and then Mini, and again Austin in the 80’s. These cars are British styling icons and are great little economical cars. They are fun to drive and look cool. What do you think of this car?

Austin Mini History

The Mark 1 Mini (1959-67) was marketed under both BMC’s Austin and Morris names. The Austin Mini was first marketed as the Austin Seven until 1961, when the Mini name was first used. It was in the 60’s that this car was to become a popular iconic British car with appearances in films and due to its popularity. The Mark II (1967-70) was the version used in the Italian Job film. The Mark III was marketed under the Mini name itself, and the Austin name was dropped.

It wasn’t until the Mark V (1984-89) that the Austin name was used again and meant the return of the Austin mini in 1984. The Mark VI (1990-95) ended the use of the 1.0L engine and was the last version of the Mini to use the Austin name, to be replaced with Rover.

Models

City
Ritz
Chelsea
Piccadilly
Park Lane
Mayfair
Advantage
Red Hot
Jet Black
Designer
Cooper
Clubman

Fuel Economy

Over its life time the Austin Mini has had just a few different engines available. These were 0.9, 1.0, 1.2 and 1.3L petrol engines. These engines are pretty good economically, as they were first designed as small economy cars with this in mind. Which engine did you have and how did it perform economically? The age, fuel type and engine size will help determine the fuel economy of the vehicle.

Transmission

The Austin mini came with a 4-speed manual gearbox as standard. How did you find the performance of the gearbox on your mini? Have a look at the Austin gearbox section of our website to locate the gearbox parts you need for your Austin Mini.

Parts

If you need parts for your Austin Mini then Breakeryard can help. We have a vast network of UK Breakers who have parts available for all makes and models of vehicle. Have a look at the Mini parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.