The Mini was designed as the small economy car icon of the 1960’s due to the rising costs of fuel. Manufacturers wanted a vehicle that was both compact and economical but also low in cost to the buyer. Over the coming years, the car originally designed for the lower classes was growing popular among the elite of English society.
The rock band The Beatles, Enzo Ferrari and even members of the royal British family to name a few, were owners of one or more of these vehicles. The original Mini design was not changed for over 40 years!
An interesting fact; the first generation of Mini had no car radio, instead, it had a rather large sized ashtray. This is due to the [...]