Mini

Teeny Tiny Mini: 1974 Austin Mini Shorty

A Mini mini? Shorty Mini? Short Stuff Mini Shorty? This one is a head-scratcher but it looks like a fun little car to drive around a car show if you can fit in it – or a pit car… more»

Ready For Fun: 1977 Austin Mini

As I tore into the history of my farm find BMW 320/6, the story of how a right-hand drive BMW came to rest on a farm in Connecticut was made clear. Similar to this seller on eBay, my car… more»

Early Classic: 1959 Morris Mini

When it was introduced in 1959, the Morris Mini was a complete game changer. While it wasn’t the first front-wheel-drive car that had hit the market, the combination of that transverse front engine driving the front wheels suddenly made… more»

Family Collection Sell-Off: Classics in Florida

We recently received a tip about a collection clean-out in Florida, apparently listed by a private family that comes across as mildly cantankerous in the craigslist description. It’s too bad they won’t do silly things like “answer emails” or… more»

Military Failure: 1971 Mini Moke

Originally designed by BMC as a contender to be a multi-use vehicle for the British military forces, the Moke failed to win military support for one very simple reason: As an off-road vehicle, it simply didn’t possess the ground… more»

Barn Find Mini Cooper: World’s Oldest Known Survivor

Found in a barn in Suffolk, U.K., this 1963 Mini Cooper S Mark I is said to have been stored since 1983. The new owner claims it was the sixth of only 4,000 ever made. Found here on iNews.co.uk,… more»

Bean Country: 1961 Austin Mini Countryman

In the famous British sitcom, Mr. Bean, the silly star drives a classic Mini Cooper. He gets himself into quite the mischief with it on many occasions. This 1961 Austin Mini Countryman with 37,000 miles can be your laugh… more»

Penny Lane: 1968 Morris Cambridge Mini-Minor

Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland and for sale here on eBay is this truly unique 1968 Morris Cambridge Mini. It’s a replica of the Beatles “Penny Lane” promotional cars and it’s downright awesome up close!

Rescued: The Longbridge Tunnel Mini 1275GT

For years, photos confirmed what Mini enthusiasts knew: the last Mini ever produced by British Leyland’s former Longbridge plant sat battered, abused and stripped in a tunnel originally built during WWII. A desirable 1275GT, it was used to run… more»

Competition Past: 1968 Mini Marcos

The Mini Marcos is an interesting sidenote in British motorsport history, seemingly stepping into the land of giants to make a significant mark on one of the world’s biggest stages: the 1966 24 Hours of LeMans. A Mini Marcos… more»

Mini Meet West Ready! 1966 Mini Panel Van

Credit the seller of this 1966 Austin Mini Panel Van for aligning his location with the upcoming Mini Meet West 2018,an annual gathering of fans of the Mini. The event takes place in a little over a month in… more»

Build it Your Way: Austin Mini Panel Van Project

This is quite a project: what we’re looking at are the remains of an Austin Mini panel van, a variant of the classic Mini we see even less frequently than the Countryman. The latter has fancy wood trim and… more»

Mini Alternative: 1967 Riley Elf

Cars like the Riley Elf are reminders that it isn’t just GM that badge engineers the heck out of its own lineup. This particular car is effectively a Mini-based runabout with different design details like the front fascia and… more»

25 Year Clear: 1983 Austin Mini Cooper

I can’t help but wonder if this barn find 1983 Austin Mini Cooper has been hiding out, just waiting for the day it could legally be put up for sale. As a right-hand-drive, clearly-gray market car, the fact that… more»

Stored for 30 Years: 1966 Austin Mini

With the proliferation of late production Minis showing up on our shores as a result of the 25 year importation rule, genuine Austin Minis are becoming more collectible by the day. This long-stored 1966 model located in Florida looks… more»

Georgia Overdrive: 1966 Mini Hauler

Got a bear at your back door? No worries if you’re driving an Austin Mini Rig, as you’re likely not exceeding the speed limit anyway. I love CB radio trucker lingo, as evidenced by the title of this post,… more»