Mini

Italian Italian Job: Rare 1974 Innocenti Mini 1000

The Mini wasn’t the first front wheel drive car, wasn’t the first city car…wasn’t the first anything, really. What the Mini did, the original 1959 Morris designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, was to turn the engine sideways and push… more»

Early US Export: 1960 Morris 850 Mini

The BMC Mini, initially available under both the Austin and Morris nameplates, was an instant hit when it arrived on the market in England in mid-1959. Exports to the US began in early 1960 where it was sold as… more»

Italian Hatch: 1982 Innocenti Mini

The original Mini became a legend because it provided surprising performance in a small and efficient package. Like the humble VW Beetle, it was also a car that was the perfect foundation for all manner of custom and performance… more»

Special Edition: 1990 Mini RSP

When the first Mini rolled off the production line in 1959, you can be pretty sure that its creators never envisaged that it would soldier on for as long as it did. The basic Mini underwent numerous upgrades over… more»

Real Deal Cooper: 1962 Morris Mini Racer

I have always contended that every motoring enthusiast should have at least one chance to slip behind the wheel of a classic Mini. They don’t possess the horsepower of a muscle car, but they are an entertaining and engaging… more»

Cooper S Powered: 1962 Austin Mini

If you have never driven an original Mini, then you have missed out on one of life’s great automotive pleasures. Slipping behind the wheel of one of these little pocket rockets is as close as you are likely to… more»

British Brick: 1961 Austin Seven Mini

When the original Mini was launched, it was by no means the first front-engined/front-wheel-drive car available to the motoring public. However, one of the characteristics that made it such a sales success was the fact that it represented a… more»

Rare Brit: 1974 Mini Marcos

The Mini Marcos has had an “on-again, off-again” production life which dates right back to 1965. It is a car that experienced a reasonable level of motorsport success across the globe and is a vehicle that will attract plenty… more»

Genuine Cooper S: 1966 Austin Mini Project

This rusty 1966 Mini Cooper is a genuine “S” model, verified by the provided British Motor Heritage Trust certificate. It is a major project, but certainly not past the point of saving. And given the impressive sales prices of… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 + Spares

The classic Mini is an absolute hoot to drive, with go-kart level handling and a clever design. If you’ve been hunting for a Mini project but want something a little different, Reader Mike N’s Innocenti is definitely worth a… more»

Pocket Rocket: 1971 Austin Mini

Sometimes you’ll look at a car and just know that driving it will cause you to issue forth with an involuntary scream. Whether it is a scream of pleasure or one of terror, really depends on the car in… more»

Left Hand Drive Find: 1974 Austin Mini

Fun and nimble, the Mini is a British legend that is often found with a right hand drive configuration, unlike this German spec car. Oriented as a left hand drive machine, I am sure this car is equally as… more»

Herd Of Minis In New Mexico!

If you’re a fan of the original Mini, you absolutely need to check this out! Listed here on craigslist, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, are numerous Minis for sale, and thanks go to our reader Ed. Read on to… more»

Diesel Swap: 1980 Austin Mini

On a global scale, the Mini and its many variations are one of the more iconic compact vehicles of all time, though safety standards barred the Mini from the United States after 1968. However, since the cute hatchback is… more»

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»