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16 January 2012

Design Classic no. 412: The BMC Mini

Continuing our Design Classic Series, time has come to honour the BMC Mini. Designed in 1959 by Sir Alec Issigonis, the Mini was an instant success whose popularity lives on today. In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T (Wikipedia).

The Mini's reputation was enhanced by a series of Cooper 'S', Monte Carlo rally victories in '64, '65 and '67 (dubiously disqualified in '66, having filled the entire podium).

The car went on to star in The Italian Job movie, cementing its place as a British icon of the 1960s.

Now maunufactured by BMW, the new 'Mini' is not so small, but equally popular...

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