MINI Models & History - The History of the MINI Cooper (Nat Geo History)

The history of the MINI Cooper has been one that has seen the model rise from a racing car variation on Mini origins through to being one of the most ...

The history of the MINI Cooper has been one that has seen the model rise from a racing car variation on Mini origins through to being one of the most iconic vehicles of the 1960s. More recently the MINI Cooper has formed part of BMW’s takeover and relaunch of the marque in the 2000s as a series of Cooper and Cooper S variants which have aligned with the success of the Mini Hatch and other models. Looking at this history it is possible to briefly note how the Mini Cooper developed out of a key collaboration between the British Motor Corporation and the Cooper Car Company before that design was adapted for later models.