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A classic MINI is the perfect road trip companion

Classic cars aren’t usually considered ideal for road trips. Vintage machines can often be finicky, most often relegated to weekend joyrides, not long-distance travel. The driver of this Rover Mini Cooper, however, doesn’t subscribe to the normal attitude of classic car ownership. Sergiu Topala lives in Moldova, an eastern European country between Romania and Ukraine.…

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The all-electric 1966 classic Mini

We’d like to introduce you to an absolutely immaculate first-generation original Mini, built by Dunedin man Michael Laba and powered purely by electricity..That’s right, it’s a pure electric vehicle. The 850cc four-cylinder petrol engine is long gone, replaced by a DC electric motor and some 100 amp-hour lithium-ion batteries. Laba first converted the Mini to…

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David Brown Automotive remasters the classic MINI

This £70,000 coachbuilt update of the original Mini is quite a different proposition from the £594,000 Speedback GT, inspired by the famed Aston Martin DB5, which was recently revised. On paper, at least, the Mini provides the perfect enterprise for a coachbuilder, given that the original was, as David Brown put it, “the ultimate in…

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The MINI vision of the future

A new era has begun. That is the key message of the new BMW film released today through all online channels (https://youtu.be/RMMQxoWN0R8). For the first time, the film “A NEW ERA” shows all four BMW Group Vision Vehicles side by side. One year after the company’s centenary, the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and…

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MINI debuts visionary concept for interior design

MINI has teamed up with New York architects SO-IL to unveil the installation MINI LIVING – Breathe at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. MINI LIVING – Breathe is a forward-looking interpretation of resource-conscious urban living within a minimal physical footprint. The installation calls into question conventional living concepts and demonstrates how architecture can…