Manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC), Mini is historically known for its small build and has been considered a British icon since the 1960s. This space-saving car allows for 80 percent of its floor space to be used for passengers and luggage. The brand was voted the second most influential car of the 20th century, behind the Ford Model T. The Mini was originally designed due to a fuel shortage in the 1950s, but with its distinctive design it still remains popular today – old and newer models alike. One of the most popular Mini models today is the Cooper. It was built as a performance version, and was also successful as a rally car. The more powerful Cooper S was first released in 1963 and had a 1071 cc engine. It was updated a few times over the years, and more than 1.5 million Minis were sold in Britain alone, after it’s launch in the 1950s. If you’re a proud owner of the modern Clubman or Cooper iterations, our Mini repair manuals provide you with comprehensive assistance on routine maintenance, through to full-scale servicing.