1969 Morris Mini Traveller
7 fun facts about the 1969 Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II
In the past 5o years, Mini has come a long way. Even the way it’s written has changed from Mini to MINI, and the look of the cars have changed quite a bit. On this Throwback Thursday, we’re looking at one of the most different kind of Minis, the Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II. With no other MINI out there like it today, this Mini is unique and is a collectable today. If you aren’t familiar with the Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II, we’re showing off a few fun facts about this big Mini.
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- It might be bigger than what we know the MINI to be today, but the Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II was only made with three doors, including the rear. Its wagon body type looked like half Mini, half truck, even though it was shorter than a truck.
- The Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II was only developed with FWD (front-wheel drive) and a manual 4-speed gearbox.
- The Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II definitely had some power for its time. It was advertised as offering up to 38 hp, with a torque of 52 lb-ft.
- The outside length of the Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II was 129.9 inches, with a wheelbase of 84.2 inches.
- The Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II was pretty light! Its base curb weight was 1411 lbs, and gross weight was 2172 lbs. This is about 500 lbs less than what a 2-door MINI Cooper weighs today.
- Even though it was lightweight, the Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II couldn’t go too fast. Its top speed was only 75 mph. It could go from 0 to 60 mph 20.2 seconds.
- Because of its lightweight body, the Morris Mini Traveller 1000 MK II had pretty good gas mileage for its time with about 36 mpg.