2008 Mini Cooper S JCW Convertible

Some names become inextricably linked to a particular badge as the reputations of the vehicles they touch grow in stature with each passing year. You only need to mention Carroll Shelby, and the thoughts of most enthusiasts will turn… more»

New Zealand Built: 1967 Austin Mini Countryman

There are a few cars that have changed the face of automotive history. Ford’s Model T brought motoring to the masses, and, at one stage, more than 50% of all the cars plying the world’s roads were a Model… more»

Parked in 1990: 1970 Austin Mini 1275 GT

The Mini proved to be one of the motoring world’s great survivors. It remained in production in one form or another from 1959 until 2000. The most significant visual change occurred in 1969 when it literally received a facelift…. more»

Low-Mile Daily: 1991 Mini Cooper

One of the best parts of car culture is the practice of customization and modification. Endless variations and types of modifications can be made to cars. And one car which gets a lot of modifications, other than the classic… more»

An Early Mini Project? 1962 Morris Mini

Coming from the UK, it was common for young drivers to either learn to drive in a classic Mini, or to purchase one as their first car. They were remarkably common on the streets of the UK and could… more»

Micro-Wagon: 1979 Austin Mini Clubman Estate

The English microcar, the “Mini,” was introduced in 1959 as the Austin Seven and the Morris Mini-Minor. Under British-Leyland ownership, the cars were restyled in 1969 and renamed the Mini Clubman for which the Clubman Estate was a small… more»

63k Mile Survivor: Rare 1967 Morris Mini Estate Wagon

Well, here’s another cool car I’ve never seen up close and personal. That’s because not many were ever exported to the States and the seller guesstimates there may be less than 10 of these Morris Mini Estate Wagons currently… more»

Abstract Art: 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S

Art appreciation is a subjective thing. Some people will look at the Mona Lisa and see a magnificent portrait produced by an artist at the height of his powers. Others will see it as little more than a picture… more»

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»