The Mini at 50: Two special editions for the birthday party

Pete Mait

Like the VW Beetle and a select few other cars, the Mini has become a legend on wheels. Now the British classic is turning 50. Last year, BMW sold a record 232,000 Minis. To mark this anniversary, two special models will be unveiled during the Mini United Party at Silverstone. 15,000 visitors are expected; twice as many as at the last Mini United Festival held two years ago in the Dutch town of Zandvoort.

The two new models are the Mini 50 Mayfair, a special edition in Hot Chocolate metallic, with interior colours and fabrics reminiscent of the past 50 years. The Mini 50 Camden looks to the future: White Silver in colour, with 17" wheels and the new 'Mission Control'. So now we even have a 'talking' Mini.