Morris Mini-Minor

The 1959 Mini
The 1959 Mini

Historical Context

The Morris Mini-Minor was built by the British Motor Corporation as a response to the fuel shortages caused by the Suez Canal crisis and launched worldwide in 1959.

Its compact form was designed to give as much room for passengers and luggage as possible. The Mini proved to be tremendously popular and 5.3 million were sold worldwide before production ceased of the model in 2000.

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Location taken: England, United Kingdom

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  • 1959-08-26 British Motor Corporation introduces the Morris Mini-Minor, designed by Alec Issigonis, it was only 10 ft long but seated 4 passengers

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