The year was 1957 when the engineer Sir Alec Issigonis Mini design sketched on the tablecloth on which he ate with his boss, then-president of BMC (British Motor Corporation) Leonard Lord. The need for a small, economical car to meet the demand of British society of those years was raised. One drawing, after 2 years of development became reality becoming one of the most iconic and recognizable automotive history. It was presented to the press on August 26, 1959. It was a buggy 3 meters long, 3-door and just over 1.1 high, but able to carry with solvency to 4 adults with some baggage with its small engine 850 cc. and 34 Cv. It was the first car in the world to incorporate transverse front engine with gearbox attached to the block and bathed by the same oil and suspension elements formed by elastic rubber balls without steel springs; the Mini in its purest form. In a few years the phenomenon Mini explode, a phenomenon that continues today and passed this utility vehicle to an object of desire. One of the architects of the transformation that took place in the Mini John Cooper was 2 times world champion Formula 1 Cooper sensed the potential and promoted the gradual strengthening of the small car until the swan song: the Mini Cooper S 1,275 cc and 76 hp, rally car star of trainer John Cooper Works. The ability of small stroller came to be exploited to the extent that the prototypes of 91 Cv JCW went on to win the Monte Carlo Rally in 4 consecutive occasions! between 1964-1967, although the 1966 edition were disqualified for riding defective headlights…
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*The pictures correspond to the model and color of the actual car.