The Mini

The Mini

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More than just a car, the Mini is the most successful British car ever built - and now it's back With a new design for the 21st century. This text celebrates 50 momentous years of a British design classic, and looks to the future with a special section on the relaunched Mini. It tells the complete story of this most legendary of cars: the unlikely genius who designed it; the Goon who first made it popular; the Lords and Ladies, call-girls and rock stars, swingers and hippies who drove it - at the same time taking a revealing look at Britain in the last half of the 20th century.This created problems - the carburettor tended to ice up in cold weather. ... at the expense of needing an extra gearset in the transmission - to avoid giving the Mini one forward and four reverse gears. ... by throwing handfuls of sand into the clutch housing, though that was never officially recommended as an everyday cure.

Title:The Mini
Author:Brian Laban
Publisher: - 2003


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