Friday, 11 July 2014

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: 8,176 ORIGINAL MINIS STILL ON BRITISH ROADS

There are still 8,176 original Minis driving around British roads - out surviving many of its contemporary competitor models. The Mini's unloved replacement, the Mini Metro sold under the Austin and Rover brands, has fared less well with just 3,262 left despite being produced later on.


Just One Mini Van Left

A mini Van 850 in AA original colours parked in a field in a classic car show facing left
A Mini Van 850 dressed up in AA livery

There are 34 different Austin Mini models remaining on UK roads. Some models are the last of their kind; someone is driving around Britain in the last licenced Austin Mini ‘850 Van’ and there are just 3 Mini ‘SPL’ versions left.


Remember the Metro?



Only 3,261 of the poorly built and unloved Austin and Rover Metros are left on the roads with an amazingly high 77 model versions. Some are facing total extinction; there is just one Austin Metro ‘HL’ left and two licenced Rover Metro ‘MG Turbo’ versions remaining.

Since WeLoveAnyCar.com launched the #CarCountUK page, 10’s of thousands of people have visited the site to see how many of the cars they knew, loved and drove remain on British roads.  Of the greatest surprise to many is the fact that they are discovering the car they drive today might also be quite rare.”

Your car, your last car, your first car? 
Find out how many there are left on British roads.
Just click here 

Today’s Exclusive Cars


BMW has been successful worldwide with the modern Mini and there are 490,376 registered for British Roads. There are only three Mini Cooper Graphite C-Man DA models registered; their owners can rightly claim to own a very rare and exclusive modern car.  The most exclusive Mini driver in Britain is the owner of the only Mini One ‘Soho Clubman Auto’ registered before December 2013.
Tom Daley standing by a new black Mini with the door open smiling as he receives it free from Mini
A younger Tom Daley takes delivery of his
free Mini given to him by the Company

Everyone Can Drive an Exclusive Model


There are 206 different modern Mini models registered to drive on British roads.  In an increasing trend to ‘design’ a car,  offered by Fiat 500, Vauxhall Adam and others, prospective owners can choose exactly what they want from thousands of extras to add-on to the hundreds of base models available.


WeLoveAnyCar.com - the UK's Biggest Car Review Site


WeLoveAnyCar.com is the UK’s biggest car review site with over 601,179 car owner reviews and opinions.  We designed the #CarCountUK website so anyone could find out how many of a certain model of car is left registered to drive on public roads.  

WeLoveAnyCar.com has 1,482 Mini owner reviews (as at 10th July 2014)   


Visit our Mini review page to find out what Mini owners feel about their car.

Government Statistics Made Easy


The figures are produced each year by the government and WeLoveAnyCar.com has taken this and reprocessed the information so it is easy, and free, to use. There may be other models of any of the cars mentioned in garages and sheds but these, for whatever reason, have been taken off the road by their owners.


Austin Mini.  Numbers by Model remaining on UK Roads as at 12/2013. https://www.weloveanycar.com/carcountuk  

Make
Model
Number left on British   Roads
AUSTIN
MINI
1336
AUSTIN
MINI 1000
485
AUSTIN
MINI 1000 AUTO
20
AUSTIN
MINI 1000 CITY E
1363
AUSTIN
MINI 1000 CITY E AUTO
166
AUSTIN
MINI 1000 HL E
86
AUSTIN
MINI 1000 HL E AUTO
8
AUSTIN
MINI 1000 VAN
3
AUSTIN
MINI 1275 GT
60
AUSTIN
MINI 25
131
AUSTIN
MINI 850 VAN
1
AUSTIN
MINI ADVANTAGE
118
AUSTIN
MINI AUTO
13
AUSTIN
MINI CHELSEA
70
AUSTIN
MINI CLUBMAN
218
AUSTIN
MINI CLUBMAN AUTO
9
AUSTIN
MINI COOPER
434
AUSTIN
MINI COOPER S
397
AUSTIN
MINI COUNTRYMAN
88
AUSTIN
MINI DESIGNER
146
AUSTIN
MINI JET BLACK
88
AUSTIN
MINI MAYFAIR
1591
AUSTIN
MINI MAYFAIR AUTO
274
AUSTIN
MINI MOKE
31
AUSTIN
MINI PARK LANE
52
AUSTIN
MINI PICCADILLY
82
AUSTIN
MINI RACING FLAME
235
AUSTIN
MINI RED HOT
49
AUSTIN
MINI RITZ
58
AUSTIN
MINI SKY ROSE
107
AUSTIN
MINI SPL
3
AUSTIN
MINI SPRITE
35
AUSTIN
MINI THIRTY
402
AUSTIN
MINI THIRTY AUTO
17

Photo Credits.  AA Picture from WikiPedia  which also gives more information about the Mini.
Mini picture featuring Tom Daley sourced via Newspress - provided to them by Mini

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