Happy 50th Birthday MINI !!!

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  1. Joll

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    Wahey - Britain's most iconic car is 50 years old!!!

    Mini's 50th birthday was yesterday. It's gotta be the most influential British car design ever (even though it's now owned by BMW, lol).
    5+ million original Minis were sold, and 1 million of the new model, so far.

    Original Mini
    New MINI

    50th Anniversary models

    :laola:
     
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    Mini's are Rockin cars!!! Happy B'day
     
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    Lets hear it to CARS!!!
    :biggrin1:
     
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    A lesser known fact about the car is that is was created and then released to the public for me. Yes, it was sent out on the road just in time to get me (or at least my mother) to the hospital a few short weeks later so I could be born (which is odd since I was supposedly born in a palace).





    (yes, this was a shameless plug for the upcoming anniversary of my birth)
     
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    Wow, Mini looks fabulous for 50. I wonder if she's had surgery.
     
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    You would have to pay me to see me driving in a Mini.
     
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    I see these all over NYC and they really look fun and they are a breeze to park. But in terms of any Highway driving I need a automobile with a little more weight and girth.
     
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    Fascinating. I had no idea!
     
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    Hehehe - she had a bit of a nip n' tuck 9 years ago. Didn't work tho cos she got fatter. :frown1:

    Tsk - all about the weight n' girth innit? heheh. They're fun good to drive (apparently) just like the old ones.

    Lol - yeh, I know they've got an image of being girls cars. I wouldnt mind a dark grey cooper s tho, quite hard-lookin. It's a shame that blokes have to miss out on cars that are a laff to drive. :mad: Just drive it at night, innit?


    @Northland - LOL! They were really thoughtful in those days. ;)
     
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    Happy Birthday Mini!!! :birthday:


    I love my Mini! :heart:

    & it's plenty fast enough on the motorway thank you very much! :biggrin1:
    & definitly loads of fun!!!

    This one is a bit like mine except I have cream wheel trims and chrome mirrors.

    :love:

    His name is Jack! :tongue:
     
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    My grossly overweight father one time rented a MINI. Never seen anything quite so ridiculous or funny looking!:tongue::rofl:
     
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    I love Minis! I play pinball with them when I am driving my Dodge Ram. :drive:
     
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    Still very popular, even the old ones come back, it's a collectersitem and youth like to have such car :tongue:
     
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    Lol @ TopDudeFtl. :p

    Cool lookin Mini there, K8! :D
     
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    It was fun, this is about 10yrs ago now, before the new Mini came out. Saw this "thing" locally, wtf was that! It was one of the original Minis. It looked so tiny. It seems like it is a good city car, small, easy to park.

    Happy Bday Mini :smile:

    joll does the mini come in green? :smile:
     
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    Of course it does! You can also get it in a convertible and Club Wagon.
     
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    Just a perception in the UK. :redface: They're cool tho, and I like 'em. :wink:
     
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    I've met men that want a go in mine! :tongue:
     
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    Yes, they were a brilliant concept. I've had I think 8 of them since I was 18, though none of the new type. I have mates both male & female who have them & they love them.
     
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