10 Million Minis And Counting

Thu 8th Aug 2019

In the 60th year of producing the iconic Mini car, the factory behind the legend has revealed that it recently completed its 10 millionth example.

The Mini plant at Cowley, Oxford was the birthplace of the Mini in 1959, so it was fitting that it was also the venue for the landmark event when the 10 millionth model rolled off the production line on Wednesday 24th of July.

Workers at the Mini factory celebrated the achievement by bringing together 60 cars from every year of production, including the 621 AOK, which was the very first Mini ever built. The 10 millionth model is a special edition 60 Year Edition, featuring British Green paintwork and a 2-litre Cooper S engine.

The illustrious history of the Mini has seen them move from Oxford to Birmingham and then back to Oxford in 2001 following the acquisition by BMW. There were 5.3 million of the old style Minis built between 1959 and 2000 with the remainder of the 10 million produced in the new style where 4,500 staff at Cowley output 1,000 cars a day.

Peter Weber, managing director at Mini Oxford and Swindon, said: “As we celebrate 60 years of our iconic brand and look towards an electric future, I would like to thank everyone who has made Mini such a global success, from my team here to the loyal customers and fans around the world. 

“To see the 10 millionth Mini roll off the production line here at Oxford was a moment of great pride for the whole team, a number of whom have relatives who were here building the very first Minis in 1959. 

“This is a wonderful chapter in the Mini story and proof of the passion that our customers have for this very special British car.”