The fruit of 20 years of research, this is the book on the Mini, produced to celebrate 50 years of the innovative small car and true British motoring icon. Acknowledged Mini expert Jon Pressnell has produced an authoritative, comprehensive and lavishly illustrated history, full of never-before-seen testimony from those involved with the car throughout its 41 years in production. A large format and lively design complete the package, making this the definitive history of the definitive small car.
Table of Contents
The inside story of the Mini's conception, design and development; its innovative configuration, body structure and suspension; testing, launch and market positioning. Mini Mk1, 1959-1967: saloons, Coopers, vans, estates and pick-ups - and the Mini Moke. Mini MkII, 1967-69: a facelift plus revised Cooper and Cooper S models. Mini MkIII and Clubman: the long-nosed cars and the end of the Cooper. The Mini from 1980: 12-inch wheels, the A-plus engine, limited editions galore, and the return of the Cooper in 1990. The Mini in other countries: a separate section dedicated to overseas sales and production, including a detailed look at the many fascinating variants built in countries such as Australia and South Africa. Appendices: Mini sidelines, Mini-based cars, kit cars, full listing of limited editions with features and specifications, production figures.
Jon Pressnell is an acknowledged expert on the cars of BMC and BL and an existing Haynes author.