1959, May: Mini production started, designed by Alec Issigonis (1906-1988). (1st official production machine 8th May.)
1959, August: The "Mini" was launched as the Austin 7, and the Morris Mini Minor.
1961, September: Mini Cooper, 997cc (1961-1967).
white 2 door
1963 Morris
1963: Mini Cooper S (1963-1971).
number 52
Mini Cooper S
1964: Mini-Moke.
1970: The car became known simply as the Mini.
2000: New Mini by BMW shown.
2001: New Mini on sale in Europe (.au in 2002).
2009: 50th anniversary of the (original) Mini car.
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