The 1963 Mini Cooper S: Giant Killer

The BMC Mini: What could be more British? Strewn with Union Jacks, built in Birmingham, the icon of the Sixties…except that the Mini’s designer was a Greek immigrant from Smyrna named Alec Issigonis. He had also designed that most British of cars, the 1948 Morris …

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The Austin Seven: Britain’s Model T

Why was it called the Austin Seven? The 1923 Austin Seven was the most important car in British motoring history, bringing independent travel to the masses. The car was called Austin 7 because of its horsepower. Early cars in Britain were taxed on a formula …

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