Along with the ’55 Chevy, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and VW Beetle lies the BMC Mini.
>First car in the world to lie the engine across the vehicle rather than longitudinally. Revolutionary design proved that cars could get smaller -and still be hot. Its technical layout was copied by everybody and is still basically used in today’s small cars. Ten feet long with 10 inch wheels, it handled like a dream.
If you have a few minutes to spare, go through the whole list. It’s a great read. You might also consider checking out the 50 worst cars list. It’s quite amusing.
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