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Identifying Australian Mini models

With more than 30 individual Mini models produced in Australia, there is a considerable array of identification codes and numbers to be encountered.

OCTOBER 8, 2020

Minis might all look relatively similar, but their small differences make for more than thirty variants.
Minis might all look relatively similar, but their small differences make for more than thirty variants.

In the days when Minis were rolling off the production line, as a new model or engine type was introduced it was designated a special prefix code. The code, together with a serial number, was used to form unique identification numbers for each unit.

Decades later in the present day, these numbers can be quite confusing and mysterious to the untrained eye. This is exacerbated by many incomplete and inaccurate sources that are available in the public domain.

Identifying an unknown Mini or engine can be an enjoyable challenge, and eight-fifty.com can now assist by providing the best-known online resource for Australian Mini identification codes.

Identification tables

A series of tables listing every known code used on local models has been published at Australian Model Identification. These list model name, type prefix, engine prefix, capacity and footnotes for each model.

Model Name

This is the common name for a particular model, which is not necessarily the official factory designation (e.g. Morris Mini K is used instead of Morris Mini Deluxe Mk2).

Type Prefix

The prefix code used to identify the car model.

Engine Prefix

The prefix code used to identify the engine type. These are often shared across multiple models.

Capacity

The corresponding engine capacity for the engine prefix (in cubic centimetres, cc). These range from 848cc up to 1275cc.

Footnotes

In some cases there is additional information relevant to a model. The information is provided below the main table as footnotes, referenced with a single letter in the main table (A to I).

Identification details are provided in one main table or grouped in body styles.
Identification details are provided in one main table or grouped in body styles.

Body style grouping

In addition to one all-inclusive table, four individual tables are provided for the main model groups: sedan, van, Moke and 1100/1300/1500 (ADO16) range.

Feedback

There is always room for improvement, and the identification pages are constantly under review and improvement. If you identify any incorrect or missing data, or have any other feedback, please let us know.

Last updated 20 March 2021

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