Saw a stunning Austin Mini today outside Lidl supermarket. The owner told me it was almost as old as me, over 60 years. Amazing or what?
True enough, but we call them Mini's no matter what the age. In our younger days my then mate had a Austin Se7en, but we and everyone else called it a Mini.At that age, I am not sure that it was an Austin Mini.
They were originally branded as either an Austin Se7en (yes that's right!) or a Morris Mini Minor. The ubiquitous Mini name didn't come in for a few years.
My mother had one of the first which I inherited then wrote off in a skid on an icy road.