The Mini is a small economy car that was designed between 1959 and 2000 by the BMC (British Motor Corporation). The two-door Mini was designed to compete with German fuel-sipping microcars in the 1956 oil crisis as an economical and efficient British town car. The symbols of Mini’s look were popularised in the 1960s at “The Italian Work,” and three victories at Monte-Carlo were won by the Mini Cooper S race car. The Mini brand was later sold to BMW, which has designed and sold new MINI designs to clients since 2001.
1957) The original small car was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis. The ADO15 prototype “Orange Case” was completed by a monocockey shell in October 1957, with clear welded seams on the outside and externally mounted door and trunk cover hinges. An oil-lubricated transmission, which was transversely amount stated, was paired with a four-speed, water-cooled four-cylinder engine. The suspension used progressive cones of a compact rate of rubber, which made the Mini handle like a cart. Sliding windows allowed hollow door storage pockets. The trunk deck was originally bottom-linked so that the car could be pushed with the hood open for more room in its luggage.
1959) The Dewar Trophy for the design and development of the Minis was won by Sir Alec Issigonis and BMC. The front and rear subframes of the unibodies had production versions, a motor size of 51.7 cu-in, and a top speed of 72 mph. Towards 1969 when the mini was a brand in its own right, Austin Mini and morris mini were marketed; however, Morris was a variant known as mini.
1961-1971) In 1963, the Mini was upgraded to the turbo equipped Mini Cooper S and in 1964, 1965, and 1967 to the Monte Carlo Rally by BMC and the Cooper Car Company.
1961-69) More luxurious versions of the Mini were constructed, with larger rear wings and trunks, a more conventional notched back style. The total length has risen to 10.7 ft. Further chromium and wheel treatments and front end treatments have provided a lower utilitarian design.
Unique bumper overrides were produced in Hornet and Elf 1963-1964). Mark had a mix of cloth and leather seats, but later versions had complete leather seats. Engines with a top speed of 77 mph shifted to one single 38-bhp carbide 60.9 cu-in engine. From single leading shoe brakes to twin leading shoes, the front drum brakes improved. The first hinges emerged concealed in the frame.
1964) A hydrolastic suspension system, adding stiffness to rolls and a smoother ride, while retaining ease of ride, body levelling, strong road wheel stability and tyre contact with the surface of the road.
1965) Mini-matic models became available as the automatic four-speed transmission option.
1966) Wind-up windows, fresh-air winds and disc-brakes were added by the Mark III facelift.
1967) A new grille with a wide rear window was featured on the Mark II Mini. In Pamplona, under the Morris name Spain, the Spanish car company Authi started manufacturing a range of Mini types.
1969) Mini Clubman has been replaced with a square front look by the upmarket Wolseley and the Riley models.
1970, for the British Leyland subsidiary, a fibreglass version of Mini Mark II was produced from 1970. Leyland’s fibreglass body required it to meet strict local supply requirements. After Chile’s 1973 coup and the resulting hyperinflation, the Arica plant closed down in 1974.
1971) The original rubber suspension was reintroduced for the rest of the life of the Minis, as hydrolastic suspension raised weight and manufacturing costs.
1969-1976) A series of changes were made to Mark III’s body; bigger doors with secret hinges, wider windows behind. A large color-coded rear lamp has replaced the original hinged number plate on the trunk cover.
1976-2000) Includes front rubber subframes, 8.4-in disc brakes, plastic rotor arches and backup lights for Mark IV-VII shifts. An upgraded engine was first introduced in 1980 and subsequently improved. In 1990, mounting brackets for the motor were pushed forward in order to fit HIF carb version 78 cubic power engines.
1980s-1990s) A range of special editions were released, turning the car into a fashion icon and becoming a commodity for sale in the Rover Community to BMW. Mini was fitted with an airbag for compliance with European safety laws under BMW.
2000) In October 2000, out of 5.3 million cars manufactured and sold worldwide, the final mini mark VII was made.
In 1999, behind the Ford Model T and the Volkswagen Beetle and the Porsche 911, an iconic British Mini was elected the second most popular car of the 20th century. After 2000, its replacement, the BMW MINI Cooper, was converted into a larger automotive with the same profile that appealed to the common car industry. Opt for mini cooper on road price in hyderabad.