The original two-door Mini was a small car produced by the British Motor Company (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 200. It's now considered an icon of the 60's.
They said it would never sell
The vehicle is in some ways considered the British equilvalent to its German contemporary, the Volkswagen Beetle, which enjoyed similar popularity in North America. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th Century, behind the Ford Model T.
Initially, Minis were marketed under the Austin and Morris names as the Austin Seven and Morris Mini-Minor, until Mini became a marque in its own right in 1969. The Mini-Cooper and Cooper "S" were sportier versions that were successful as rally cars, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through to 1967.
|1969||Cooper Mk III|
|1989||Cooper Mk V|
|1990||Cooper Mk VI|
|1991||Cabriolet by Lamm|
|1992||Mk VI British Open|