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Language: English
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The book is a valentine for all of the enthusiasts who have loved Mini automobiles over the years. - Joe Farace Shoots Cars

"...a very enjoyable read that pleasantly presents the entire model run in historical context." - Classic Motorsports

"Highly recommended. A must-have for any Mini enthusiast or admirer of the marque." - The View Through the Windshield

"...provides all sorts of wonderful detail, photos and sketches that will be enjoyed by Mini owners." -

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Mini celebrates 60 amazing years of this iconic car, from its revolutionary introduction to the popularity of its new-generation models.

The first two-door Mini, introduced in 1959 and built until 2000, revolutionized automotive design with its innovative front-wheel-drive layout that made the car appear bigger on the inside than the outside. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T.

Designed for British Motor Corporation (BMC) by Sir Alec Issigonis and manufactured in England, Australia, Spain, Belgium, Chile, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Yugoslavia, the Mini was as successful in competition as it was on the street, winning the Monte Carlo Rally four times from 1964 through 1967.

Originally built by BMC, the Mini's later parent company, Rover, was acquired by BMW in 1994. In 2000, BMW sold most of the Rover Group but retained the Mini brand. The last and 5,387,862nd original Mini rolled off the production line in October, 2000. In July 2001, BMW launched production of the new-generation of Mini which was soon joined by Countryman, Clubman, convertible, Cooper Works, and numerous special editions. Nearly 20 years later, the new Minis remain as popular as the original from 1959.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 48818 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0760363994
  • Publisher: Motorbooks (21 May 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07TDY2X3Z
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #957,507 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Libro del 60 aniversario del MINI COOPER
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