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COOPER MK.III 1970-73
The 1970’s Minis had a new body shell to incorporate the new doors with wind up windows, and also at this time the range of body and interior colours was changed to come into line with other British Leyland colours. The design of the seat covers was kept from the previous MK.II models, but the grain of the material itself was made coarser. These models didn’t have a high back reclining seat as an optional extra, but our Replica seat will fit this model as well. There was however, a tilting seat which looked like the standard fixed item which was required by Law in several European countries. This seat can be recognised by having a lever on the outside of the base frame.
With the introduction of new doors British Leyland took the opportunity to change the design on the trim panels and with the new colour range update the image of the new cars. We are offering only Black and Navy interior colours as these are the most popular. There were others but we have never been asked for them.
Our brand new moulded carpet sets for these models will revolutionize the interior of your Mini. The front carpet is moulded with sound deadening material included. The moulded rear mat also has sound deadening included as have the front wheel arch pieces and under dash bulkhead. Sill carpets and a vinyl handbrake gaiter complete the kit. A set of carpet clips and floor studs together with fitting instructions are also included. The Cooper models had carpeted boot boards as standard.
Also at this time the headlining material was changed to a pale Grey again to come into line with other BL models.
The 1275cc Cooper "S" models were not as distinctive as the Mk.I & II models in that they usually had the standard Mini 1000 front grille, a Leyland badge on the bonnet but a MINI COOPER S badge on the boot lid.The were19,511Cooper "S" models built during this two and half year period.