10 years after the new Mini began production the two millionth car was driven off the production line by British Prime Minister David Cameron. Many of these cars have been drop-tops and to commemorate this fact the two millionth car was a Mini Convertible special edition that will be given away as a prize as part of a global Facebook campaign called ‘Two Million MINIs – Two Million Faces’.
The landmark Mini 2 Million Convertible is specially painted in White Silver metallic with a blue denim roof and special alloy wheels. Inside is a bespoke interior design with a two tone leather steering wheel and lounge leather upholstery. The winner will be chosen at random after the campaign closes on 30 September.
David Cameron said: “It’s a real privilege to drive this true British icon off the production line today. The 2 millionth MINI to be made here in Oxford is a fantastic symbol of the UK’s strength in the global automotive industry and a great British manufacturing success story.”
“BMW’s continued investment in its UK operations, together with its export success – selling to over 90 countries worldwide – is contributing to a real renaissance for the UK car industry and a brilliant example of the sustainable, balanced growth we are determined to achieve. MINI is not just a symbol of our industrial past, but also the great industrial future we want to build.”
The Mini Convertible went into production in 2004 three years after the hardtop and is now in its second major revision. It has been a strong seller throughout and will be joined by a new 2 seater Mini Roadster at the end of the year.