Classic Car Catalogue

Morris 1964

Mini Minor  
Minor 1000  
Oxford Mk VI  
Mini-Moke – new model

Great Britain



  wb: 4 cyl.
848 cc
37 bhp
4 cyl.
997 cc
55 bhp
4 cyl.
1071 cc
70 bhp
4 cyl.
998 cc
70 bhp
4 cyl.
970 cc
64 bhp
4 cyl.
1275 cc
76 bhp
Saloon 80.2 in.
(2032 mm)
Cooper Cooper S Cooper Cooper
S 1000
S 1275
Traveller 84.2 in.
(2138 mm)
- - - - -
Pick-up 84.2 in.
(2138 mm)
- - - - -
Van 84.2 in.
(2138 mm)
- - - - -
      discontinued discontinued new model new model
in April
new model


Morris Mini Cooper 'S 1000' Saloon – one of a number of Cooper variants was introduced in April. This version features a 970-cc engine which develops 64 bhp at 6500 rpm.The 'S 1275' and Mini Cooper (998-cc) models are also available. The previous Mini-Cooper 'S' (1071-cc engine) and Mini-Cooper (997 cc), introduced during the previous years are now discontinued. Austin versions are also available.
In 1964, the suspension of the cars was replaced by the hydrolastic system. The new suspension gave a softer ride, but it also increased weight and production cost.
April 1964: Introduction of the Austin and Morris Mini-Cooper 998, Mini-Cooper 970 S and Mini-Cooper 1275 S. 1275 S models have 1275 cc 76 bhp (57 kW) engine. Automatic transmission available as an option for the 998 cc Austin Mini-Cooper 998 and 1275 S. Previous Mini-Cooper 997 and 1071 S models dropped.
London reportOctober 1964
All the B.M.C. Mini range are now fitted with the Hydrolastic suspension of the 1100 range and various other minor modifications.

Minor 1000

wb: 86 in
(2184 mm)
R4 cyl.
1098 cc
48 bhp
Saloon 2-dr
Saloon 4-dr

This highly popular range continues with a number of changes, including modified sidelamp units front and rear, improved windscreen wipers, and on two-door models a near-side door lock.


wb: 93.5 in.
(2375 mm)
4 cyl.
Saloon 4-dr 1100  
Saloon 2-dr 1100  


The Morris/Austin and M.G. 1100 series now have diaphragm spring clutches and an improved heating. The Morris 1000 has a restyled interior, including the facia, and the seats are said to be more comfortable.
London report, October '64

Oxford series VI

wb: 100.3 in.
(2548 mm)
4 cyl.
1622 cc
61 bhp




  4 cyl.
848 cc
34 bhp
    - new model


The first prototype of this lightweight all-terrain vehicle was built at Longbridge in January 1959 to underwent trials at Fighting Vehicles Research and Development Establishment. In 1960 short wheel base version appeared and two more were built in 1961 first shown at the FVRDE-SMMT exhibition a year later. Double-engined 'Twini-Moke' was shown to the press in January 1963. All this effort however proved to be failure and the wehicle didn't make it into military service.