The Icon. The legend. The Mini Cooper ‘S’.
Built between 1959 and 2000, the BMC Mini managed to win over the hearts and minds of the nation. It even won an award for being the 2nd most influential car in history, with only the Ford Model T beating it to first place.
Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis and his team, it was initially manufactured at Longbridge and Cowley in England, before being built in a wide variety of countries around the globe. Within its lifetime there were four major updates; the Mk. 1, the Mk. 2, the Clubman and the Mk. 3. These models were also available in a number of variants including a van, a pick-up, an estate and, of course, the Mini Moke.
Here at [CarCrazedFool] I’m obsessed with performance and sports cars, so it’s the indomitable Cooper and Cooper ‘S’ that really get the heart racing. These diminutive little cars were highly successful rally cars, notably winning the Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965 and 1967.