The original Mini, built in Longbridge in Birmingham, has been voted the best-ever British car in a survey of Autocar readers.
Gaydon-based Aston Martin's DB5 came in 8th - a favourite with 007 James Bond.
Coventry-based Jaguar had two cars in the top 10 - the E-type which came 3rd and the XJ220 which was voted the 7th best.
Autocar brand editor Chas Hallett said: "It's such an iconic vehicle and represents a lot more than the British car industry; the Mini is associated with Great Britain around the world and, in many ways, it was ahead of its time.
"Many a former owner will undoubtedly be wishing they had held on to theirs, as good examples are now worth tens of thousands of pounds."
A college has clinched a top award for its work to transform a Birmingham community and to help thousands of people to find future employment.
Bournville College was recognised at the recent Times Education Supplement Further Education Awards for its 'outstanding contribution to the local community' after investing £66m into the development of its new campus at Longbridge.
The college became the first organisation to relocate to the former car factory site as part of the area’s regeneration.
The new town centre is expected to provide 10,000 sustainable employment opportunities with the development of shops, restaurants and a public park.
Between 2012 and 2013, the college also successfully re-trained 6,000 local unemployed people - finding jobs for 70 per cent of them.
The accountancy firm Deloitte has been fined a record £14million for persistent failings in its dealings with collapsed car manufacturer MG Rover.
The firm collapsed in 2005 with debts of £1.4billion. More than six thousand people lost their jobs. It had been bought by directors known as the Phoenix Four for a £10 five years earlier.
Now the financial industry watchdog has fined Deloitte and severely reprimanded the firm after ruling it did not spot conflicts of interest in its advice to MG Rover and directors who bought the company.
Former MG Rover worker Andrew Cartwright hopes there's some chance the money from the fine could go to some of the people who lost their jobs when the carmaker collapsed.
The last Mini to be made has sold at auction for £1400.
The Mini Clubman, found in tunnels beneath the former car factory, was sold under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire as part of their Classic Car, Motorcycle, Automobilia and Lifestyle sale.
The last original Mini rolled off the production line at the Longbridge plant in the West Midlands in October 2000.
A Mini Clubman that lay hidden in the tunnels under the Longbridge factory for 30 years, making it the last Mini to leave the famous site, is being put up for auction today.
The iconic car was secretly dumped by workers in the late 1970s after suffering some damage, thought to be caused by a a storage container falling onto it.
Photos of the 'lost Mini' emerged and after much searching it was saved by a former factory worker who got permission to remove it in 2012 shortly before the tunnels were due to be filled in, making it the last ever Mini to leave Longbridge.
'The Longbridge Tunnel Mini' is being offered without reserve by Silverstone Auctions at its sale on Saturday 27th July at Silverstone circuit.