Mini Cooper S Convertible

GALLERY: Mini Cooper S Convertible

Looks like the MINI you've been you-ifying hasn't been saved. If you'd like to come back and keep tinkering, save it and give it a sweet name so you can pick up where you left off


Alec Issigonis, who had been working for Alvis, had been recruited back to BMC in 1955 with a brief from Lord to design a range of technically advanced family cars in the same innovative spirit as his earlier Morris Minor to complement BMC's existing conventional models. Issigonis had set out design projects for three cars – large and small family cars and a very small economy car. His initial work was on the largest car, designated XC9001, with the smallest car, XC9003, having the lowest priority despite it being Issigonis' greatest personal interest. With Lord's dictum to produce a bubble car competitor and his revised design requirements being laid down in October 1956, work on XC9001 stopped and XC9003 became the priority. The team that designed the Mini was remarkably small: as well as Issigonis, there was Jack Daniels (who had worked with him on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (who had been with him at Alvis), two engineering students and four draughtsmen. Together, by July 1957, they had designed and built the original XC9003 prototype, which was affectionately named "The Orange Box" because of its colour. Leonard Lord approved the car for production on 19 July and XC9003 became project ADO15.

Not Sorted images

  • mini cooper s convertible 2016 picture 59 of 125
  • mini cooper s convertible sidewalk 2007 north american
  • bmw photo gallery
  • bmw photo gallery
  • bmw photo gallery
  • bimmertoday gallery
  • mini cooper roadster interior wwwimgkidcom the image
  • mini john cooper works review in pictures evo
  • 2016 mini convertible grows in size adds new features
  • mini cooper convertible 2 door john cooper works photos
  • pink mini cooper mini cooper pink
  • 2015 mini cooper convertible 2 door john cooper works
  • mini cooper convertible 2013 carbuyer youtube
  • bimmertoday gallery
  • mini jcw john cooper works convertible review test drive
  • how many minis the mini range reviewed pictures auto
  • 1113 16l timing chain set for mini cooper s jcw dohc n12
  • mini cooper s boost cd radio
  • apples solarstudded data center in arizona catches fire