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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:39 PM

THREE THOUSAND EURO!?!?!

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:08 PM

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Mini happy returns: 20 years of the new MINI
"The story of the new Mini began, not in 2001, with the arrival of the R50, but in 1997 and the unveiling of the Rover Spiritual concept car. There had been many attempts to create the second coming of Britain’s best car (discuss), but for one reason or another, all had failed. The Austin Metro (née Mini-Metro) was the most famous attempt to build a Mk2, but as history will recall, the Mini lived on long after the Metro had bitten the dust.
Its development was a long and drawn out process, hindered by internal squabbles, disagreements and the not-so-small matter of BMW’s purchase of Rover from British Aerospace and the subsequent sale to Phoenix. Understandably, BMW kept Mini – Rover’s biggest asset – and decided to build the new car in Cowley, unceremoniously renaming the plant BMW Oxford."
Full story here:-
https://www.motoring...years-new-mini/

1997 New MINI Preview video with John Cooper Interview:-
Interviews with Nick Stephenson (Rover Group Design Director) and John Cooper at the 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show Preview of the New MINI. With BMW investment the MINI (R50) project was being designed and developed by Rover Engineers at Gaydon with production planned for the Longbridge factory.........



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:23 PM

Some R50 & R53 MINI Parts are Becoming Scarce according to this report from Motoring File (USA)

http://www.motoringf...ecoming-scarce/


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:31 PM

Wheeler Dealers are doing a modern MINI, a 2004 R53 Cooper S MC40.
"Mike tracks down one of only 1000 MC40s ever produced, the 40th anniversary homage to the Monte Carlo rally-winning British icon; Ant tackles the 100,000 mile service while restoring its original ride height and signature look." It's series 15 episode 3, showing in the USA now and a UK broadcast time and date coming very soon.



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:32 PM

From Haynes

 

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An insight into the manufacture and production of the MINI at Plant Oxford. 2001 onwards (all models)

In 2015, MINI Plant Oxford produced over 201,000 cars, and with a workforce of around 4,500 people, the plant is capable of building up to 1,000 cars per day. Plant Oxford is the home of MINI assembly, with body panels arriving from Plant Swindon, and engines from Plant Hams Hall, near Birmingham.

The body panels are joined by automated robots to produce a ‘body in white’ which then progresses through the factory to the paint shop, before being mated with engine, suspension, interior panels, trim, etc, to produce the finished car.

This Manual takes a look inside a modern, heavily automated car factory, where every car produced is bespoke, having been built specially to fulfil an individual customer’s order. A fascinating insight into the processes, equipment and people involved behind the scenes in building a MINI, from initial design studies and ‘body-in-white’ metal panels, to completed car on the way to its new owner.

https://haynes.com/e...erations-manual


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:38 PM

MINI at HOME first event at MINI Plant Oxford, we are presenting this event alongside Plant Oxford.

BRING YOUR MINI HOME

CLASSIC OR MODERN ALL ARE WELCOME

WHERE: 

MINI Plant Oxford

Eastern Bypass Road
Oxford,
Cowley,
Oxfordshire
OX4 6NL

 

WHEN:

Sunday 13th May 2018

10am - 3pm

 

https://www.luxemini.com/mini-at-home


Edited by mab01uk, 25 April 2018 - 10:41 PM.





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