An affectionate look aback at the original Mini's 40-years production run with brief coverage of the new Mini scheduled for 2001 launch.An affectionate look aback at the original Mini's 40-years production run with brief coverage of the new Mini scheduled for 2001 launch.Read Less
Fine. No Jacket. 0750927275 Dust jacket condition: No Jacket. Unread store shelf copy with just a touch of wear to covers. Designed by Alec Issigonis and launched in 1959, the BMC Mini set new standards in small car design. One of the few completely 'classless' cars, it quickly developed a cult J-S following and iconic status. A truly great all-rounder, the Mini was not only superbly packaged for everyday road use, but quickly established itself as a 'giant-killer' in competition. Its famous successes in the Monte Carlo Rally, and in British circuit racing during the 1960s in. particular brought international fame to the little car. Like the VW Beetle, Citroen 2CV and Fiat-all true people's cars-the Mini was developed over many years and, in the mould of all great classics, enjoys enduring appeal around the globe. With its combination of excellent traction, safe roadholding, performance and cheeky good looks, the Mini has remained in series production for more than forty years, in excess of 5 million having been built. Although the traditional Mini has been replaced by an entirely new version, it is the original that continues to generate affection in the hearts of the many thousands of enthusiasts who campaign their cars at owners' meetings and racing circuits throughout many parts of the world. Much copied but never bettered, the Mini was deservedly voted the car of the twentieth century. Laurence Meredith's new book takes an affectionate look at all varieties of the Mini, from standard models to Coopers, vans and pick-ups, the Clubman and the estate, as well as racing and rally cars. LAURENCE MEREDITH is a well-known and prolific motoring author. He has written extensively for motoring magazines as well as for a range of publishers. Mini is his ninth book for Sutton Publishing. 144 pages.
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