The car, loved by fans all
over the world, will be replaced by a new model to be displayed by BMW
at the Motor Show at the NEC later this year.
Over five million cars have
been sold since the first £496 cars was sold in 1959, and there have
been more than 130 different models.
One of the carís steps to
international fame was in the Italian Job, which was filmed in
Since then, hundreds of mini
drivers clubs have sprung up all over the world.
Singer Lulu was one of a host
of celebrities at the Longbridge plant in Birmingham on hand to
witness the last of the cars coming off the line.
Production at Longbridge is to
switch to the Rover 75 following a £400m transformation of the site.