David Brown’s most powerful Mini Remastered has racing in its genes

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David Brown's most powerful Mini Remastered has racing in its genes originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 May 2021 13:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mini delivers Paddy Hopkirk Edition car to the rally legend himself

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British company announces turn-key EV conversion kit for classic Mini

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British company announces turn-key EV conversion kit for classic Mini originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 4 Nov 2020 08:26:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BMW-designed Mini Cooper celebrates its 20th birthday

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500-hp Acura V6 turns this classic 1974 Mini into a mid-engined sleeper

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Picking a perfect project car for $20,000 | eBay finds of the day

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We pick project cars on eBay Motors with a budget of $20,000.

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David Brown’s newest Mini Remastered is a tribute to James Bond’s Lotus Esprit

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David Brown's newest Mini Remastered is a tribute to James Bond's Lotus Esprit originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 6 Mar 2020 10:51:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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David Brown Automotive remasters classic Mini at maxi price

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A luxurious treatment of the Mini.

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The original Mini Cooper still has universal appeal

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Petrolicious Classic Mini

It sold over five million units. It was voted the second most influential car of the last century, bested only by the pioneering Ford Model T. It counted among its owners Steve McQueen, Enzo Ferrari and Peter Sellers. It is the classic Mini.

The tiny, two-box, four-seat hatch is an automotive icon of the first order and it's high time it featured in an episode of Petrolicious. Of course, the video gurus did it right, filming this handsome 1971 Mini, which has been modified to accommodate the 1,275-cc four-cylinder from the Mini Cooper S of the time.

Its owner, Sumner Norman, describes life with his right-hand-drive, UK-spec Mini. Naturally, he points out some of the idiosyncrasies inherent with a car built under the guise of British Leyland, including some of well known reliability woes, which he says is the car "going British." Mostly, though, he just seems to have a good time with the little hatch.

Take a look at the latest from Petrolicious and this plucky British import.

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The original Mini Cooper still has universal appeal originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Lego Mini Cooper coming in August [w/video]

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Lego Mini Cooper

Lego isn't just for kids anymore. A while back, the company cleverly realized that adults liked its connecting blocks as much as kids but wanted a more sophisticated project to take on. It offers a whole set of Expert models, including a wickedly cool Volkswagen Bus from a few years ago. Now, it's taking aim at automotive enthusiasts again with the recently announced classic Mini Cooper set due to go on sale on August 1 for $99.99.

This is a seriously cool Lego model. At nine inches long, five inches wide and four inches tall, the car is certainly compact (as a Mini should be), but it contains 1,077 pieces. It's finished in the classic Mini look with a British Racing Green body with white roof, hood stripes and mirror caps. The doors, hood and trunk all open up, and there's even a little, simulated engine. The interior includes features like a turning steering wheel and movable gearshift and handbrake. In the boot, there is a cute picnic set, and even a spare tire hidden under the floor. If you want to show off your handiwork after it's built, the roof is removable to peer inside.

Expect dads around the world to be unwrapping these when the holidays roll around. Scroll down to watch one of Lego's designers detailing its latest set and read the full release about it, below. The gallery shows the Mini off from all of its blocky angles, as well.

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Lego Mini Cooper coming in August [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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