Daily Archives: September 18, 2010


collectible of the day: MINI ONE. MINI COOPER. brochure (2001)

MINI One. MINI Cooper. (2001)Today we feature what might be the most collectible MINI brochure of all time.  One of the earliest brochures from the UK is this MINI ONE. MINI COOPER. brochure from 2001.

The glossy spiral-bound brochure has a clear plastic front cover and a thicker translucent back cover.  The seven sections of the booklet are a different shape and size and were created by a different prominent designer:

  • MINI – SAMUEL P. GEOFFREY
  • COLOURS – NURIA MOLINA
  • INTERIOR – JAN GUSTAFSON
  • SAFETY – ED BANGER
  • DESIGN – TEGLA LELEI
  • EQUIPMENT – LUCA MARINELLI
  • THE OBJECTIVE – MAKI NOMIYA

The MINI ONE. MINI COOPER. brochure features a Silk Green MINI One and a Chili Red MINI Cooper in its storyline (see pages 14-15 below, left).  The photos were taken in New South Wales, Australia.

Colors shown are Chili Red, Black, Liquid Yellow, British Racing Green, Cosmos Black, Indi Blue, Pure Silver, and Silk Green.  Inside this section is a detachable plastic “Matchcard” (see below, right) which you can place over the color blocks to “see what your car could look like!”.

The EQUIPMENT section includes the usual Exterior Features, Interior Features, Option Packages, and Safety.

MINI ONE. MINI COOPER. brochure (2001) (page 14)MINI ONE. MINI COOPER. brochure (2001) (page 15)

MINI ONE. MINI COOPER. brochure (2001) (Matchcard)

The MINI catalog number is 1 11 50 02 21 1 2001 GM. Printed in Germany 2001.


MINI Countryman on sale today outside of the US

MINI Countryman coming September 18.

The all-new MINI Countryman goes on sale today in the UK, Germany, and many other countries…outside the United States.

Available models are:

  • MINI One Countryman
  • MINI One D Countryman
  • MINI Cooper Countryman
  • MINI Cooper D Countryman
  • MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4
  • MINI Cooper S Countryman
  • MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4

The MINI Countryman will launch in the US in early 2011.

MINI 2011 family