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- Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017 12:13
- Written by Michael Snowdon
Welcome the latest addition to Michael’s car collection. The 1987 Mini Mayfair, the third car in my own personal collection along side my 1973 VW Beetle and 2006 Vauxhall Corsa C. I am going to say this was a surprise purchase, I never even saw the car and my farther viewed the Mini on the Sunday and we took delivery on the Monday afternoon.
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- Published: Thursday, 30 May 2013 08:32
- Written by Ben David T Quirk
Austin, British Leyland, Riley and BMW
1959 Where it all began
The Mini began emerged on 26 August 1959. It was designed, by little known Sir Alec Issigonis , who would have known the cult status his car would achieve her throughout the world. The cars main objective was to simply be:-
2. Seat four adults
3. Small enough to travel in safety.
The first mini was powered by 850cc 34bhp engine built and manufactured by Morris.
Mini cars come in all shapes and sizes today Cooper, One, Cooper D, even an offroad version.