The Mini is a small 2-door, 4-seater car developed by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), produced in from 1959 to 2000. It was sold as a sedan, convertible, station wagon and utility coupe with front-wheel drive and a front-mounted engine.

The original Mini is considered an icon of 1960s British culture. Its space-saving engine allowed 80% of the car’s floor space to be used for passengers and luggage, which influenced other car manufacturers. In 1999, the Mini was voted the second most influential car of the 20. century, just behind the Ford Model T.

The Mini Mk I was produced in between 1959 and 1967. In addition to the classic body style, it was also available as a van and pickup. It was powered by an inline 4-cylinder engine with displacements ranging from 0.85 litres to 1.3 litres, which was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox.