Ron, via mail

I READ with interest your article on the Minis in the January issue. Having owned a new Mini 1275 S way back then, may I comment on some information that appears to be in error regarding factory specifications quoted in the article: Power brakes were standard.

The twin fuel tanks had a capacity of 11 imperial gallons (50 litres). No separate fuel pump switch. Gearbox not straight cut.

We’ll ’fess up to the twin-tanks, thanks Ron, but the rest, we weren’t quoting factory specs. The ’66 Cooper S I drove had a modified engine, manual-switched electric fuel pump, straight-cut ’box and unassisted brakes. – Daniel DeGasperi