1959 Innocenti Mini Cooper

MK3

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1959
  • Mileage 
    81 000 km / 50 332 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    54 PS / 40 kW / 54 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Innocenti Cooper MK3 registered in 1970, and in perfect condition both of mechanics and of bodywork.
Red exterior color with black roof, and black faux leather interior as originally, for a perfect red and black chromatic combination.
Car equipped with CSAI Fiche for historic cars regularity December 2007, and ASI certification January 2008.
Original Italian plate

The "Innocenti Mini" was produced under license by Innocenti of Lambrate (Italy) between 1965 and 1975.
Compared to the English originals, the Innocenti versions (including the Cooper) had some differences. They had more equipped and better finished interiors, several external components of different shapes, for example in the design of the headlight frames, the grille and the rear trunk, modified to accommodate the Italian square plates in use at the time. Many internal and external details were produced by Italian brands. Also with regard to the mechanical part, different choices were made, such as the adoption of the brake booster on all Cooper models, regardless of the displacement and a longer axle ratio.
From the mechanics of the original Mini, the Milanese company also drew a totally separate model, the "Innocenti Nuova Mini" (produced in over 300.000 units) also identified by the market with the names of "Mini Bertone", "Mini 90" and "Mini DeTomaso".