Mini - The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car
Code No: 21862
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Dimensions: 15 x 15
Description: In the real story of the Mini, published to celebrate the 50th birthday of this design classic, Simon Garfield has told the original and compelling story of a remarkable car with a unique heritage. Both the old Mini and the new MINI are symbols of the age that created them. A car designed for austerity and efficiency came to represent individuality and classlessness, features that continue to define the car today.The modern MINI has travelled far from the model with the leaky floor and sliding windows, and now represents an enviable story of endurance and reinvention. MINI - The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car explores the industrial and social changes in the last half-century through the story of two cars. The book is split into two parts - 1959 and 2009 - telling the history of these two linked worlds 50 years apart. The story will be told in the words of those who made it: designers, engineers, production-line workers, advertisers, sales people, customizers, celebrities, and, drivers. It is the human story behind a four-wheeled icon.