1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper

Started on May 20, 2006, 8:02 p.m.

This 1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper is a Mini built under license in Italy and outfitted with some select upgrades and changes. It’s already a fun, capable weekend runabout, and it can even hit the highway on occasion.

1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper

Specs

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Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Italy
Displacement:998cc
Stock horsepower:60 bhp
Torque:58 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/drum
Body width:55.5 in.
Curb weight:1411 lbs.
Wheelbase:80.1 in.
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May 28, 2013

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May 28, 2013

Eclectic’s prognosis on our Innocenti Mini: not bad at all.

May 15, 2013

Reviving Our Innocenti Mini

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Eclectic Motorworks is going to give our Italian Mini some much needed love.

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Generating Some Electricity

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Rebuilding our Mini’s generator.

Apr 24, 2009

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Apr 24, 2009

Despite a busy schedule, we’re still giving the Mini some love. If it was a dog, it would wag its tail.

Apr 7, 2009

Another Weekend, Another Outing

Apr 7, 2009

After attending the All British Car Show for years as spectators, this time we actually participated.

Feb 23, 2009

Weekend Getaway

Feb 23, 2009

Our cooling problems are fixed, so we took the Mini out for the weekend.

Jan 29, 2009

Cool Runnings

Jan 29, 2009

Our Mini is cool once again.

Jan 23, 2009

Mini Progress

Jan 23, 2009

We now have a working thermostat.

Dec 5, 2008

No News Is No News

Dec 5, 2008

More cooling woes.

Aug 5, 2008

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Aug 5, 2008

A small update on an equally small car.

Jul 2, 2008

Parts Are on the Way

Jul 2, 2008

We’ve ordered the new cooling system parts.

Jun 22, 2008

Hot Stuff!

Jun 22, 2008

Looks like we got the summertime blues.

Apr 13, 2008

Mini Gets Around

Apr 13, 2008

Taking a nice weekend drive in the Innocenti Mini.

Feb 24, 2008

Skating Around

Feb 24, 2008

Gojaks: How David parks three cars in a two-car garage.

Feb 24, 2008

New Tires for Our Mini

Feb 24, 2008

We bought new tires for our Mini. No, they’re not golf cart tires.

Feb 24, 2008

The Innocenti Gets Authenticated

Feb 24, 2008

Our Mini gets vintage plates.

Feb 24, 2008

The Italian Job Comes to Classic Motorsports

Feb 24, 2008

After spending way too much time debating what classic to get, our editor finally purchased a 1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper.

Feb 11, 2008

Let's Motor

Feb 11, 2008

David puts some miles on the freshly tuned Mini, and gives both the Innocenti and his camera a workout.

Jan 24, 2008

Getting a Carl Heideman Tune-Up

Jan 24, 2008

Little British car guru Carl Heideman gives our Innocenti Mini the once-over.

Nov 28, 2007

More Mini Wheels

Nov 28, 2007

Our editor has a thing for wheels.

Apr 10, 2007

Mini Lovin'

Apr 10, 2007

Our Innocenti gets some loving.

Nov 13, 2006

A Mini Road Trip

Nov 13, 2006

Historic Sportscar Racing and our Mini go to Daytona.

Aug 12, 2006

I Feel So Flat

Aug 12, 2006

Mysterious flat tires bedevil our Mini.

Jun 27, 2006

Sea Trials Continue

Jun 27, 2006

The Mini gets a shake down cruise on the interstate

Jun 18, 2006

Mini's Maiden Voyage

Jun 18, 2006

We just got back from our maiden voyage with the Cooper, and there’s good news and bad news.

Jun 1, 2006

Well That Was Easy

Jun 1, 2006

Our Mini gets one step closer to the street now that it’s papers are in order.

May 20, 2006

Make Room for Mini

May 20, 2006

Without calling a contractor or pulling a permit, how do you turn a two-car garage into a three-car garage? Easy: Buy a Mini.

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1971 Innocenti Mini Cooper Specs

Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Italy
Displacement:998cc
Stock horsepower:60 bhp
Torque:58 lb.-ft @ 3000 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/drum
Body width:55.5 in.
Curb weight:1411 lbs.
Wheelbase:80.1 in.

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