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Mini Main Dates

1905 Austin Motor Company Ltd founded in Longbridge, England.
1928 First Morris Minor produced.
1957 First mini designs.
1958 Mini production starts.
1961 - Introduction of the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper 2-door saloon with 997cc 55 
1963 - Mini Cooper 1071 S and Morris Mini Cooper 1071 S 2-door saloons launched.
1964 - Mini with extensive alterations including Moulton design suspension and Mini-Cooper 998, Mini-Cooper 970 S and Mini-Cooper 1275 S all launched
1965 - Mini wins the Monte Carlo rally for the second successive year.
1966- Mark 2 range launched with facelift and upgraded equipment.
1967- First inclusive mini badge.
1971 Production reaches 318,475 making it the best selling Brit car in the

World
2001- New Mini One and Mini Cooper are launched.
2002 New Mini Cooper S.
2007 New MINI MK 2 launched.

Mini Types/Models and Editions

The classic Mini was launched in varied forms, here we have tried to identify the most common ones, if there is a model you know of and think it should be listed please get in touch and we will add it to the list, along with any information we can find about it.

The originals

Include:
Austin Se7en (1959-61) | Deluxe Austin Se7en (1959) | Morris Mini Minor (1959-67) | Austin Mini Mk 1 (1962-67) | Mk1 Super Mini, Super Deluxe Mini and Mini Deluxe (1967-69) | Austin and Morris Mk 2 (1967 onwards) | Mk 1 Countryman/Traveller 1967 | Austin Mini Countryman Mk2 | Morris Mini Traveller Mk2 (1967-69) | Mini Cooper (1961) | Mk 1 (1964-7) | Mk 11 (1967-69) | 1071 cc Cooper S (1963-64) | 970 cc Cooper S (1964-65) | 1275 Mk 1 Cooper S (1964-67) | Mk 2 Cooper S (1967-70) | Mk 3 Cooper S (1970-71) | Mini Clubman and Clubman Estate (1969-80) | Mini 1275 GT (1969-80) | Mini 850 (1969-80) | Mini 850 City (1979-80) | Mini 1000 (1969-82) | 998 cc Mini City (1980-92) | 998 cc Mini Mayfair (1982-92) | Mini Cooper (1990-94) | 1275 cc Mini Sprite and Mini Mayfair (1992-1994) | Mini Cabriolet (1993-94)

The special editions

Include:
Mini Limited edition 1000 (1976) | Mini 1100 Special (1979) | Mini Sprite (1983) | Mini 25 (1984) | Mini Ritz (1985) | Mini Chelsea (1986) | Mini Piccadilly (1986) | Min Park Lane (1987) | Mini Advantage (1987) | Mini Red Hot and Mini Jet Black (1988) | Mini Designer (1988) | Mini Racing, Mini Flame, Mini Rose and Mini Sky (1989) | Mini Thirty (1989) | Mini Racing Green, Mini Flame Red & Mini Check Mate (1990) | Mini Studio 2 (1990) | Mini-Cooper (1990) | Mini Neon (1991) | Mini Cabriolet (1991) | Mini British Open Classic (1991) | Mini Italian Job (1992) | Mini Rio (1993) | Mini Tahiti (1993) | Mini-Cooper Monte Carlo (Jan. 1994) | Mini 35 (1994) | Mini-Cooper Mont Carlo (July 1994)

The commercial

Include:
Austin Se7en van (1960-61) | Austin Minivan (1962-69) | Morris Minivan (1960-69) | Mini Van (1969-83) | Austin Se7en Pick-up (1961) | Austin Mini Pick-up (1961-69) | Morris Mini Pick-up (1961-69) | Mini Pick-up (1969-83)

The variants

Include:
Riley Elf and Wolseley Hornet: Mk1 (1961-62) | Mk 2 (1963-66) | Mk 3 (1966-69) | Austin & Morris Mini Moke (1964-68) (i.e. UK production) | Australian production of the BMC Morris Mini Moke (1966-68) | BMC Mini Moke (1968-70) | BMC Moke (1970-72) | Leyland Moke (1972-81) | Portuguese Mini Moke (1980-89)

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