Archive : Mini tops record year

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By David Benson

Mini sales reached a new high in 1971
Mini sales reached a new high in 1971

The mighty Mini led the British Leyland firm to a record-making year in 1971, it was announced last night. It became the country’s most-produced car, topping the quarter-million mark for the first time. To be precise, 258,427. Which went a long way to help the company turn out a best-ever total of vehicles , 1,062,742. This was 90,747 more than 1970.

One black spot: 2,560 Triumph workers will be laid off today because of a strike by 650 at Liverpool.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
Keith Adams

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