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Where can I learn more about the history of the MINI?

The MINI is a successor to the classic Mini, which first appeared in 1959. It lives on until 2000. A good innings for any car.
Here are some more MINI milestones:

2001 – The new generation MINI is doubly impressive, arriving in the MINI Cooper and MINI One.

2002 – The MINI Cooper S roars to life.

2004 – The MINI Cabrio opens up to the sun.

2006 –The 2nd generation MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S were launched, with more powerful engines than their predecessors, a revamped design and a wealth of new features.

2007 – The MINI Clubman stretches out to add versatility to MINI agility.

2008 – Two more 'serial thrillers' took to the streets: the MINI John Cooper Works and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. These models were the first MINI fitted with John Cooper Works performance parts to roll off the series production line at the Plant Oxford manufacturing facilities.

2009 – The second generation MINI Cabrio models open for business.

2010 – A brand-new type of MINI was unveiled: the MINI Countryman. The first MINI with ALL4 four-wheel drive, four doors and four seats − and it's four metres long, too.

2011 – The Cooper S gets the diesel treatment to add the Cooper SD variant, and the MINI Coupé arrives to show a sporty side.

2012 – The MINI Roadster offers a rush for two, while the MINI Paceman rebels with its combination of four-wheel drive and sleek design.

2014 – The third generation is here with the new MINI 3 Door and MINI 5 Door models, and the refreshed MINI Paceman and MINI Countryman never looked better.

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