It was small. It was a bit quirky. And the world loved it. This is the Mini Cooper.
First penned in 1956 by Sir Alec Issigonis for the British Motor Company, the Mini Cooper was initially meant as an economical means of transport during the Suez crisis that put a damper on oil supply and prices. Yet little did everyone know that this little bugger would eventually change the face of motoring forever.
But what was it about the Mini Cooper tat made it so timeless, so appealing? Many speculate that it could very well be the design. Sure, it was a rather quirky and even mundane two-box look. Yet this very same profile actually looked good in various iterations. It could very well pass as no-nonsense everyday transport. It looked equally stunning dressed up in British Racing Green with the Union Jack on the roof.