Conceived by Sir Alec Issigonis to combat the Suez fuel crisis of the late 50’s. The Mini has become a legend in its own right! Copied by almost every single other car manufacturer, the Mini was an industry trend setter.
Over 5 million have been built and sold with 137 different models produced. Built as direct competition to the German Bubble cars that were becoming increasingly popular due to the fuel crisis of 1956, which had caused petrol rationing throughout the U.K.. The first Mini was launched in August 26, 1959. It became a symbol of the swinging sixties with owners including the Beatles, Peter Sellers, Steve McQueen and many others!
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the British market enjoyed numerous “special editions” of the Mini, which shifted the car from a mass-market item into a fashionable icon. It was this image that perhaps helped the Mini become such an asset for BMW, which later bought the remnants of BMC as the Rover Group. It was even more popular in Japan, where it was seen as a retro-cool icon, and inspired many imitators.
Retro-Cool RHD 1997 Rover Mini Mk1. The engine is a Rover 1.3L Fuel injected 4 Cylinder with a 4 Speed manual Transmission. This cool little Rover Mini is finished in a gorgeous green with white roof. The 35th Anniversary Edition features commemorative badging, white coachlines, and factory air conditioning. The interior like the exterior is in great overall condition and shows very well. This gorgeous RHD Mini looks great and drives amazing! With only 89,900 km, this cool little Mini can be enjoyed for years to come!