Mini special editions

Having been in production for some 40 years, it goes without saying that there were many, many special editions based upon the Mini. Here are just a few.


The Mini Chelsea: Like so many special edition Minis of the 1980s, this was named after a London district.

The Mini Chelsea: Like so many special edition Minis of the 1980s, this was named after a London district.


The Mini 25: introduced to celebrate the little car's twenty-fifth anniversay.

The Mini 25: introduced to celebrate the little car's twenty-fifth anniversay.


Mini Park Lane: another exclusive place name attached to an up-specced Mini.

Mini Park Lane: another exclusive place name attached to an up-specced Mini.


The Mini Advantage: This publicity photograph played on that popular poster of the early 1980s. This was going to be called the Mini Wimbledon..

The Mini Advantage: This publicity photograph played on that popular poster of the early 1980s. This was going to be called the Mini Wimbledon..


Four 1989 specials: Rose and Sky (at the rear) for the ladies and Flame and Racing (at the front) for the boys.

Four 1989 specials: Rose and Sky (at the rear) for the ladies and Flame and Racing (at the front) for the boys.


The Mini Neon

The Mini Neon


The Mini Designer: Bold interior colours designed by Mary Quant marked this one out.

The Mini Designer: Bold interior colours designed by Mary Quant marked this one out.


The Mini Special: The French version of our Mini City.

The Mini Special: The French version of our Mini City.


The Mini Cooper: The Cooper revival started here - Japanese kits sold by the John Cooper garage. When sales reached exploded, Rover started to take notice.

The Mini Cooper: The Cooper revival started here - Japanese kits sold by the John Cooper garage. When sales reached exploded, Rover started to take notice.

The Mini British Open Classic was a limited run of 1000 cars for the UK market. And two limited runs for the German market, 1st run in 1992 and the 2nd in 1999, the last run was based on the Cooper MPi Sportpack... (Picture: Ian Nisbet)

The Mini British Open Classic was a limited run of 1000 cars for the UK market. And two limited runs for the German market, 1st run in 1992 and the 2nd in 1999, the last run was based on the Cooper MPi Sportpack... (Picture: Ian Nisbet)

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Keith Adams

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  1. Adrian says:

    The Mini Neon looks like a little black cab!

  2. rob says:

    i have a mini open classic wich needs some work but is mot.d and on the road for sale 07861801733

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