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Zip fronted Sweat Jacket featuring Austin se7en 'Mini' in launch guise

Zip fronted Sweat Jacket featuring Austin se7en 'Mini' in launch guise
Zip fronted Sweat Jacket featuring Austin se7en 'Mini' in launch guise
Zip fronted Sweat Jacket featuring Austin se7en 'Mini' in launch guise

Zip fronted Sweat Jacket featuring Austin se7en 'Mini' in launch guise

£29.99    Size Guide

ONLY A FEW LEFT…ORDER WHILST STOCK LEFT. Our fleecy lined Sweat Jacket sports a 1959 Austin Se7en in Farina Grey. It wasn't until 1961 it was renamed the Austin Mini, and eight years later that Mini became a marque in its own right. Although launched as an economic run around it soon found cult status with the 1960s in crowd. 
  • Skillfully crafted illustration – influenced by 1959 original launch material and no expense spared in printing in 4 colour silk screen on the back and one colour on front.
  • 80% cotton, 20% polyester – extra soft Belcoro® yarn (280gm/m2)
  • Great to wear – with features like taped neckline for extra comfort
  • Beautifully finished with twin needle stitching detail
  • Highly durable, great shape retention and machine washable at 40°
  • Small 'Legends' logo  (7.5cm) on front left chest
  • 2 front pockets
The plain facts:
  • Designated by Leonard Lord of BMC as project: Amalgamated Drawing Office project number 15 – hence our car registration number ADO 15
  • Issigonis, was recruited by BMC in 1955 for his skills of designing small cars that meant he was a natural for the ‘mini’ task 
  • The 'Mini’s' development was accelerated by fuel shortages caused by the 1956 Suez Crisis  – when fuel was severely rationed
  • The BMC A series engine was a 848cc unit, fitted transversely and driving the front wheels through an integrated gearbox.
  • The ‘Mini’ team was remarkably small: Issigonis, Jack Daniels (who had worked on the Morris Minor), Chris Kingham (from Alvis), and two engineering students and four draughtsmen.
  • At launch only 3 colours were available, Speedwell Blue, Tartan Red and Farina Grey
  • The Mini Cooper that followed paved the way for international race and rally success. Winner of the Monte Carlo rally on 3 occasions

            And some rather more colourful, esoteric little snippets for the real enthusiast …

            • By the year 2000 over 5 million (5,387.862) mini (all variants) had been produced and of that over 1,500.000 had been sold in Britain alone
            • Awarded “Car of the Century" by Autocar magazine 1995, as well as "Number One Classic Car of All Time" by Classic & Sports Car magazine in 1996