The original Mini was built from 1959 to 2000, and over those 41 years 5.4 million of the little boxes with a wheel at each corner were produced, making it the most successful British car of all time. Then, in 2001, under the stewardship of BMW, the Mini’s next chapter began.
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Now into its third generation, sales tally for the “new” Mini is over 3 million. This diminutive cutie has essentially seen nothing but love for upwards of 55 years, so it’s hard to imagine it was conceived out of an act of war.