The Mini has won many awards over the years, perhaps the most notable include: "Car of the Century" (Autocar magazine 1995), "Number One Classic Car of All Time" (Classic & Sports Car magazine 1996) and "European Car of the Century" in a worldwide Internet poll run by the prestigious Global Automotive Elections Foundation in 1999. The Mini managed second place (behind the Model T Ford) for "Global Car of the Century" in that same poll.
In the end 5.3 million Minis were sold, making it the most popular British car ever made.
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The Mini Cooper
Over the years I have owned many Mini's but this one (pictured centre) I bought in 2011 when in May of that year I drove it to Switzerland for the International Mini Meeting.