Classic mini facts

In no particular order:

  • The classic mini was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis
  • The original mini was produced in 1959 and ended production in 2000
  • The Monte Carlo Rally was worn by the classic mini 4 times
  • The original project name for the classic mini was ADO15 which stands for 'Austin Drawing Office project number 15'
  • The mini has a monocoque shell
  • A total of 5,387,862 minis were built in the UK