The British Mini by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) came in to existence because of the severe fuel crisis after the 1956 Suez Channel crisis (when Egypt locked horns with Britain, France and Israel since the Western powers wanted to control this vital sea lane) when Egypt blocked the channel that connected Asia with the rest of Europe.
Petrol during those years were being rationed and the market for large cars slumped. To counter the popularity of the German “Bubble cars”, BMC’s head Leonard Lord who just hated small cars gave the basic outlines to make a small yet ‘large car with lots of space’. He said the car that will be made should easily fit in to a box that is of 10 x 4 x 4 feet and a person who is 6 feet tall can easily sit inside the car.
This is a collectible of the Estate version of the Mini. In RESIN this collectible is highly detailed.