The resulting car was officially presented on August 26, 1959, introducing a way of conceiving the car which was completely different from other examples of the period, and the Mini was so modern that it remained the benchmark for ten years. The article I am about to offer you here is certainly a bit of … More Alec’s Mini
The car was designed by Tom Tjaarda for Carrozzeria Ghia, who also looked after assembling the bodyshell. It was presented at the Turin Motor Show alongside the A40, with a price of 1,150,000 Lire. In 1960 Innocenti entered the world of car manufacturing with the A40, derived from the car of the same name made … More The car made for youth
The initials “IM3” merged the initials of the two brands Innocenti and Morris, whilst the “3” referred to the third model produced in collaboration with the British group, after the A40 and the Spider. In almost forty years of activities as a car manufacturer, Innocenti di Lambrate is remembered mainly for the Mini models produced … More The Anglo-Italian
Mechanically the car used the reliable components of the 127, including the engines. Its lines were simple, square and unoriginal – precisely why Fiat engineer Ghidella had discarded the project. In Yugoslavia in the early 1980s Zastava, a local car manufacturer, produced models under licence from Fiat and obtained the design of a compact car … More Sometimes we need a Yugo!
In its lifetime the Bertone Mini project saw numerous updates, amongst the most important of which was the adoption of Japanese components and 3-cylinder engines supplied by Daihatsu, which led to the MiniTre Replacing the original Mini was always going to be an almost impossible task, but despite this, during the 1960s we saw various … More The Italian Mini