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Mini

Cooper 1.3 (last classic), 2000

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Make
Mini
Manufacturer
MG Rover
Location Made
Longbridge
Accession Number
2001-4-1
Collection
BMIHT Vehicle Collection
Type
Car
Status
Permanent collection
Engine
4 cyl, 1275 cc, 63 bhp
Fuel
Petrol
Top Speed
87 mph (140 km/h)
Body Style
Saloon
Price When New
£10,495
Materials
metal, rubber, plastics, glass, textiles
Dimensions
3054mm (l), 1530mm (w), 1340mm (h)
Location
Museum

Launched in 1959, for 41 years the Mini established itself as part of British culture. Alec Issigonis' design was revolutionary and set a trend for small car which all others followed.

This Mini is the last to be manufactured. Rolling off the line at Longbridge on 4th October 2000, it is one of 500 special edition models built to celebrate the final batch.

Over five million Minis had been built and in a final flourish, pop star Lulu drove the car off the production line, in front of workers and press. The car was presented to the Trust on the 6th December 2000 by the Deputy Chairman of MG Rover.



Adopt this car for £50

Adopted by:

Godfrey Jones