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The Mini Cooper S Touring: An Insight

Available between 1997 and 1999, the Cooper S Touring was a conversion offered by John Cooper Garages for the Mk7 Mini Cooper MPI. The conversion, which was virtually the same as the Cooper S Sport 5, included a high-compression performance cylinder head, high-lift rockers, larger inlet valves and a Janspeed exhaust system with twin upswept pipes. These enhancements increased the power output to 85bhp and reduced the 0-60mph time to 9.95 seconds. Unlike the Sport 5, the S Touring conversion retained the Mini’s original 4-speed gearbox with taller 2:7 final drive, resulting in more relaxed touring at higher speeds, hence the Touring name. Aesthetic details included ‘Cooper S Touring’ side decals, body coloured wheel arches, stainless steel door step covers with ‘John Cooper’ script, alloy door handles and a burr walnut dashboard and door cappings. Each Mini was fitted with a John Cooper Garages conversion plaque to the crossmember engraved with its unique car number. The S Touring conversion was available on both standard and Sportspack specified Mini Coopers.


Our 1999 Mini Cooper S Touring for sale

Our Rover Mini Cooper S Touring, car number 98-S-144, was originally supplied by John Cooper Garages on 11th January 1999 and is presented is desirable Tahiti Blue with a white roof and bonnet stripes, over a black leather-trimmed interior. The Mini has been enthusiast-owned its entire life and has covered just 64,000 miles, with a comprehensive history file to warrant the mileage. This particular example also benefits from a later 7.5-inch ‘Cooper S’ front brake conversion. 

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Rover Mini ‘Cooper S Touring’ by MiniWorld & John Cooper Garages

We also previously sold a unique and very special Mini ‘Cooper S Touring’ by MiniWorld Magazine and John Cooper Garages. This Mini, finished in rare Nightfire Red, was supplied to Link House Magazines, the publisher of MiniWorld, on 12th December 1996 and became the subject of a special magazine feature project. It was subsequently sent to John Cooper Garages in Worthing for the Cooper S Touring 85bhp conversion. Further cosmetic enhancements included special ‘S Touring’ and ‘MiniWorld’ decals, engraved John Cooper door trim and a custom set of ‘MiniWorld’ embroidered floor mats with matching cream leather piping. The Mini was finished off with a set of MiniSport 'Saxon' split-rim four-spoke alloy wheels and a high quality power amplifier and speaker system. The entire project was publicised in MiniWorld Magazine, with the car offered as a prize in MiniWorld's 'Win a Min!' competition. On 6th July 1997, the Mini was collected by the lucky competition winner at the International MiniWorld Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham.

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