Mini: The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car

By: Garfield, Simon

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By meeting the people behind the MINI, Simon Garfield uncovers a fascinating story of British endeavour, ingenuity and masterful marketing. The modern MINI has come a long way from the leaky floor and sliding windows. Here's the blurb - In May 1959, the first Mini was produced on an assembly line at Cowley, near Oxford. It would take a team of supremely talented designers, draftsmen, engineers and production-line workers to build a car that was unique in appearance and construction. They would clash frequently over an uncomfortable and unsafe prototype, and the public had to be convinced to buy a car that let in two inches of water when it rained. But somehow the Mini became an icon. Throughout its history, the people behind it have always known that they have been making something rare; a car with soul. The book is in great shape inside, the cover has a crease (probably caused by a VW owner) - inside lots of colour & bw pics. 285pp & less than 500g to post to you. DON'T lend it!

Title: Mini: The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car

Author Name: Garfield, Simon

Categories: - WAR IN THE PACIFIC, MOTOR VEHICLES, CARS, TRUCKS,

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber, London: 2010

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None issued

Size: 19.5cm

Seller ID: 010584

Keywords: Garfield Mini Car,