Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Austin Mini - 50 years old

The Austin Mini was one of those amazing designs.

  • Transverse-mounted engine

  • Front-wheel-drive

  • Race & Rally success

  • Excellent use of space (door pockets will fit a bottle of Gordon's Gin)

In 1999 the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th Century, behind the Ford Model T. The car had a production run of 41 years, and when it came time to film a remake of The Italian Job (1969 original), the producers had to wait until the new MINI was available. (The remake was filmed in 2003.)

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