THE CCW VIEW
The Mini was ground-breaking as a people’s car; it is no coincidence that within 15 years every one of BL’s competitors was using a front-wheel drive, water-cooled transverse layout. That alone would make the Mini an interesting car, but that the Mini also manages to be a better sports car than most sports cars is truly remarkable. Add all of the charm of the car, as well as the huge sub-culture surrounding the Mini and it is not hard to see why this is such a popular classic – and one gaining in value fast. We can’t wait to see this one – and the 19 classics it’ll be competing against – wowing the visitors to the NEC’s halls this weekend.