Daily demonstrations at 11am, free with admission!

Morris Mini- 1971

1971 Morris Mini

Ever dream of driving that special vintage car that you’ve seen at a national car show? Lane Motor Museum can make your dream come true with our Rally for The Lane – an annual fundraising event for Lane Motor Museum where participants get to drive one of our cars as part of an all-day rally! This car is one of several cars that are offered for the Rally.  Scroll down the page to learn more about this car!

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Specifications for the 1971 Morris Mini

Read through these items to learn a little more about what it’s like to drive this car.

Rating Scale:
1= Handles and drives like a Model T
10=Handles and drives like a modern car

DescriptionThe classic old mini with all its charm and shortcomings 
SpeedThe car is plenty fast enough for any situation.Rating= 8
BrakesHydraulic disc up front and drum in the rearRating= 7
HandlingWheelbase is short and wheels are small, the ride is very firm and the car is somewhat darty, avoid any large holes in the road!Rating= 6
Transmission4-speed manual, shifts wellRating= 7
VisibilityVery good 
Safety3 point seatbelts in front 
Passengers2 in front. There are seats in the rear but they are really too small for people. People taller than 5’10” will not be comfortable. The driver’s seat has only 2 positions. 
Climate ControlHeat 
QuirksHas an engine immobilizer, must push the smooth button on the key fob to disarm so the car will start 
Driver PositionLeft-hand drive 
Overall Rating8 out of 10