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MINI Classic Mini for sale
Looking for a MINI Classic Mini for sale? Kijiji Autos offers a huge inventory of new, used and certified pre-owned cars for sale in your area and across Canada.
Produced from 1959 to 2000, the MINI Classic Mini is an iconic British car. Compact, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive, the Classic Mini is known for its unmistakable style and city-friendly size. Many collectors and car enthusiasts appreciate the Classic Mini's retro look and diminutive dimensions. Drivers looking for up-to-date comforts and conveniences may prefer the newer MINI Cooper or other modern MINI models. If you're interested in unique compact cars like the Classic Mini, you might also like the Volkswagen Beetle or Fiat 500.
History of the Classic Mini
The first Mini debuted back in 1959 as the Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Seven. Designed to be fuel-efficient and affordable, the space-saving design featured front-wheel drive, 10-inch wheels and a transverse-mounted engine. In 1961, racing legend John Cooper took to the track with his version of the Mini, the first Mini Cooper. Commemorating the Classic Mini's success in the rally racing world, today's MINI models still bear John Cooper's name: the MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S and MINI John Cooper Works. Over the years, there have been Classic Mini convertibles, station wagons and pickup trucks, alongside the original hatchback models. In 1994, BMW acquired the Mini brand name, with the German automaker introducing their luxury version of the MINI in 2002.
Difference between the Classic Mini and the modern MINI Cooper
Drivers interested in purchasing a MINI often wonder what's the difference between the Classic Mini and the MINI Cooper. The original Mini was built by the British Motor Corporation, while today's MINI Cooper models are made by BMW. Both the Classic Mini and the modern MINI Cooper share the iconic Mini look, but BMW's MINI Cooper models are larger, more powerful and offer more luxurious features than classic models. If you're searching for a Classic Mini, look for model years 1959 to 2000. If you prefer a modern MINI Cooper, look for models produced from 2002 to today.
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Pros and cons
Impressive power for such a small vehicle
Go-kart handling ability
Limited cabin space
Rear seats can be difficult to access
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.