The 10 Millionth MINI has rolled off the production line in MINI’s 60th year of production, with almost half the 10 million the BMW MINI.
It’s 60 years since the Mini launched as Alec Alec Issigonis’ revolutionary design re-defined what a small car could be.
By a happy coincidence, MINI production has also hit a milestone in their 60th year of production, so MINI is busy celebrating those 60 years, and the 10 millionth car, with a bit of a gathering at the Oxford Plant.
Gathered for the family photo (above) is a MINI from every single year of production, from the very first Mini of 1959 through to the 10 millionth, appropriately a three-door MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition.
Although BMW is trumpeting the 10 millionth MINI, the fact is that they still haven’t sold as many as the original Issigonis car, although with some 4.7 million MINIs produced to date they’re not far off, and annual production now surpasses the original Mini’s 1971 peak.
Peter Webb, MINI Plant MD, said:
As we celebrate 60 years of our iconic brand and look towards an electric future, I would like to thank everyone who has made MINI such a global success, from my team here to the loyal customers and fans around the world. To see the 10 millionth MINI roll of the production line here at Oxford was a moment of great pride for the whole team, a number of whom have relatives who were here building the very first Minis in 1959.
The 60 Minis are now off to the International MINI Meeting in Bristol and will be led by 621 AOK – the first Mini built, and the 10 millionth MINI bringing up the rear.