Some of you may have presumed that this would have been the first car to feature in our Throwback Tuesday feature. The Mini is truly outstanding and has been the inspiration behind many films, most notably the original "Italian Job".
The first Mini hit British roads in 1959 and proceeded to become an instant-hit for the British Motoring Corporation. It revolutionised the way in which floor pans were designed and while it was considered a small car it made the most of its limited space. It went through three facelifts during its time which included an estate, a truck, a pick-up and a van.
The Mini was modified by enthusiasts for decades and everyone knows the famous Union Jack roof that graced so many. There is still a considerable aftermarket to this day for the original/"real" Mini and they command a relatively high price. Their low squatted stature makes them nimble on the road and many people have likened to the experience to that of driving a go-kart.
We saw the ability of the Mini in the Monte Carlo Rally throughout the 60s and while it was disqualified in 1966 for a minor issue it still emerged as the true champion. The car is certainly fitting of being included in our Throwback Tuesday series and many would argue it is the definition of an iconic everyday car.