Autocar Gallery Capture

MotoringFile recently provided you the official press release for an exciting MINI exhibit at the BMW Museum: The MINI Story.  The exhibit just opened on November 27, 2014 and Autocar has provided highlights and a gallery of photographs.  The exhibit includes classic Minis, design studies for the modern MINI in addition to concepts that latter became production vehicles such as the Clubman and Countryman.  Be sure to check out the entire gallery over at Autocar.  A few excerpts from the article:

As well a number of historic and unusual classic Minis, BMW is exhibiting a range of Mini concepts, including the two concepts that preceded the launch of the all-new BMW Mini in 2001.  The AVC 30 concept, which was based on the MGF, was an interpretation of Mini’s racing heritage and was designed by BMW’s now design boss Adrian van Hooydonk. The two-door Spiritual concept was generated by Rover Group designers, led by David Saddington.

Of particular interest with the recent launch of the F55 Five Door Hatch is the following:

As part of the exhibition, BMW has also built a replica of an experimental four-door Mini that was constructed by Austin-Morris in the early 1960s. Based on period photos, the new car is based on a later-model Mini Classic.

Be sure to peruse the photo gallery at: BMW opens ‘The Mini Story’ in Munich – picture special