Mini Cooper is 60 years old!
It is hard to believe that the first MINI was introduced in Great Britain in 1959, in August – so Mini Cooper is over 60 years old! Originally it came in two versions: Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Seven. The differences between models were minimal. At the time, the price tag was £497 of which roughly 30% was the British "purchase tax".
Designed to be fun to drive and fuel efficient as well, MINI Cooper was welcomed by British drivers still brutalized by fuel shortages due to the 1957 Suez Canal crisis. MINI instantly won their harts and minds.
At R & I Automotive in San Rafael, we wish the MINI another 60 years of fun and open roads. R & I is the premier San Rafael MINI service and repair center. And yes, we are starting preparations for MINI’s 100th birthday, coming up in 2059.
In the meantime, if you need MINI service or repairs, do not hesitate to call us or schedule and appointment online – and check our superior service and 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty.