Mini’s assembly plant in Oxford turned one hundred years old last week, making it the third-oldest mass production car facility in the world. The plant has seen several generations of MINI vehicles pass through its doors through the years, as well as a long lineup of other iconic British models.
The Oxford plant produced the first original MINI in 1959 and manufactured 2.25 million MINI vehicle in the years following. In 2001, MINI became the modern day MINI when the brand was acquired by the BMW group. Despite new ownership, the legacy of the vehicle and its connection to the storied Oxford plant remained intact.
Interestingly, the first vehicle manufactured at MINI’s Oxford plant wasn’t even a MINI. A Bullnose Morris Oxford was the first vehicle to leave the assembly line in March of 1913. Since that time, a variety of makes and models have been assembled at the plant including Triumph, Rover, Austin Healey, Sterling and MG.
Over 11.6 million vehicles have been produced in the Oxford MINI plant in its 100 years of existence, and with MINI’s current growth in sales, it doesn’t figure to slow down any time soon.
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