PHOTOGRAPH - I photographed this car at a Classic Car Rally in Forest Row, East Sussex
HISTORY The original Mini is considered an icon of 1960s British popular culture. Its space-saving transverse engine, front-wheel drive layout – allowed 80% of the area of the car's floor pan to be used for passengers and luggage. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second-most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle.It was manufactured by the English-based British Motor Corporation (BMC) and its successors from 1959 until 2000 when BMW took it over and it lost its charm.
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