Complete coverage for your vehicle
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Rover Mini, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Rover Mini. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Rover Mini can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
The Mini was the brainchild of Sir Alec Issigonis, and was launched in Britain in August 1959. Its transverse engine and front-wheel drive made it a radical departure from the norm. Minis were powered by the well-proven A-series engine in 848cc, 998cc, 1098cc and 1275cc forms. The hydraulic braking system uses drum brakes on all wheels, with the exception of the high-performance Cooper S and 1275 GT versions and 1984-on models, which have disc brakes at the front. The rack-and-pinion steering and fully independent suspension give the Mini the positive, fun handling that has endeared it to millions.