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Mini - The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor

Mini - The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor


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Mini - The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car
285 pages
b&w and color photos
Hard cover
21 x 16 cm
0,550 kg
English

How do you make an object that changes the way people think about travel, a small metal box that inspires huge devotion in those who own it, a car that continues to make headlines fifty years after its launch?

In May 1959, the first Mini was produced on an assembly line at Cowley, near Oxford. It would take a team of supremely talented designers, draftsmen, engineers and production-line workers to build a car that was unique in appearance and construction. They would clash frequently over an uncomfortable and unsafe prototype, and the public had to be convinced to buy a car that let in two inches of water when it rained. But somehow the Mini became an icon. Originally designed for austerity and efficiency, the car soon came to represent individuality and classlessness.