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.