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2019 will be big for one small car

By December 31, 2018 No Comments

ClassicLine loves the New Year and looking forward to what the year ahead holds.

2019 promises to be a year to remember (one way or another!) and not least because it marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini.

In celebration of the car that has become a British icon, ClassicLine salutes three styles that might be small in size but are huge in stature!

Mini Cooper

The first production run of the Mini Cooper lasted for 10 years between 1961 to 1971.

In that time, the Mini Cooper S triumphed at the Monte Carlo Rally on no fewer than three occasions in 1964, 1965 and 1967.

Famous Cooper owners have included Sir Paul McCartney and Steve “The King of Cool” McQueen.

Of course, the Cooper was also a film star in its own right, taking a lead role in one of the greatest movies ever made, The Italian Job.

Super Cooper!

Mini Clubman

The first-generation Clubman was produced from 1969 to the early 1980s. Most notably the restyled mini had a squarer frontal look and almost half-a-million models were made.

On the inside drivers found the instrument panel had been moved from the centre and was now actually in front of them.

Meanwhile, a Clubman Estate, also available from launch, replaced the Countryman and Traveller.

Mini Cabriolet

Summer seems a long way off but when it does arrive what better way to enjoy some fun top down motoring than in a Mini Cabriolet.

Launched in 1993, this is a fantastic modern classic and some believe that as few as 300 of these Rover models were ever made.

Not only this, it was only originally available in two colours – Nightfire Red and Caribbean Blue – although a third colour – British Racing Green – was introduced a year later.

A rare beast indeed!

 

Do you have a favourite Mini? ClassicLine would love to hear from you.