p>Here's some MINI trivia for everyone out there. Many of us are aware of the sales success that the new MINI has had over the past two years. However what would surprise most is that we're not even close to the yearly numbers that the Classic Mini enjoyed in it's heyday. For instance in 1973 alone the Classic Mini sold an astounding 343,000 units worldwide (except for of course the US where it wasn't being sold).
As expected that number diminished greatly by the 2000 model year (the last year of Classic Mini production) when just 12,000 were sold world wide. However it's safe to say with a total production since 1959 of over 5,400,000 the Classic Mini is firmly established in automotive history as one of the most successful vehicles of all time.