Sir Alec Issigonis's classic Mini design took the motoring world by storm when it was launched in 1959 and the car became the face of Swinging London in the 1960s. This is the complete illustrated history of the Mini and all its variants from the original Morris Mini Minor of 1959 to the launch of the new BMW Mini in 2000. Looking at the Mini today, one can see clearly that it was a complete departure from the 1950s conception of the automobile. Yet this unconventional, unprecedented style proved to be the key to a staggering forty years of worldwide success. Its history and succes presented in Mini Cooper.