The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Mini Cooper MK I. We make the process of selling your Mini Cooper MK I quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
A Mini model called the “Mini Cooper” was made by the British Motor Corporation from 1961 to 1971, then again from 1990 to 2000. Its design was inspired by John Cooper, owner of the Cooper Car Company. He was a designer and builder of Formula One and rally cars. He saw the potential of the original Mini for competition, and worked with Issigonis, the designer of the original Mini, to create the “Cooper.” This design became the quintessential car design of 1960s UK.
The Mini Cooper used a unique transverse placement for its front-wheel drive mini car. It allowed for more than 80 percent of the floor pan area to be used for the passenger compartment. This made the car more utilitarian and more comfortable for the occupants. For years its design has been a useful and sporty daily driver car for families and auto enthusiasts.
The Mini Cooper was marketed under various names, including: the Austin 850, Austin Mini, Austin Partner, Austin Seven, Innocenti Mini, Leyland Mini, Morris 850, Morris Mascot, Morris Mini, Riley Elf, Rover Mini, Wolseley 1000, and the Wolseley Hornet. It was available as a 2-door saloon, 2-door estate, 2-door van, and a 2-door coupe utility.