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Birmingham-built original Mini named as best-ever British car

The original Mini, which was built at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham, has been voted the best-ever British car according to a survey of Autocar readers.

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Birmingham-built 1959 Mini a favourite among car lovers

The 1959 Mini Credit: PA Wire

The original Mini, built in Longbridge in Birmingham, has been voted the best-ever British car in a survey of Autocar readers.

Mini facts:

  • Produced by British Motor Corporation in 1959

  • Created by Sir Alec Issigonis

  • First 'front-wheel-drive' car

  • New Mini launched in 2001

Source: TopSpeed

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