We are currently embarking upon a comprehensive redevelopment of the National Motor Museum which means at certain times the vehicles on display may be changing on a daily basis. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.
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In 1957 BMC commissioned Alec Issigonis to design a new small car, following his success with the Morris Minor.
Popularly known as the Mini, this innovative model popularised many design features still common today. Driving the front wheels, its transverse mounted engine, with the gearbox beneath, removed the space-consuming transmission tunnel. Styling was minimalist, in sharp contrast to the transatlantic fins and chrome of the fifties.
The early example in the National Motor Museum was built in the launch year of 1959 and has very low mileage.
|Output||34hp @ 5,500rpm|
|Manufacturer||Austin Motor Co. Ltd|
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