Last convertible by Mini rolled out of from the production line

Posted on Thursday, 7 August 2008 , 03:08:23 byEmil

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Last convertible by Mini rolled out of from the production line

The world will have soon one less nice thing on it, now that the convertible from Mini has ended the production run. Mini produced at the moment the last Mini convertible model so that the plant can concentrate on producing more regular and clubman units.

Since the spring of 2004, mmore than 150,000 Mini convertible autos have been made at the factory in Oxford, England. Offering a canvas top, opened halfway providing a big sunroof. The last of these little convertible cars, painted with "White Sliver", has been sold already to a buyer in America.

At the plant in Oxford, employees said some emotional farewell to this MINI Convertible. "For us, this is the end of an era", affirmed Oliver Zipse - Plant Director. "It is a great joy to build a car and know exactly how much fun customers will have with it". Due to this constant grow in demand, the British factory has until other notice reserved the manufacturing capacities right for the units MINI and MINI Clubman.

Since the spring of 2004, the MINI Convertible unit has been made with 3 engine versions in Oxford. With over 79,500 units, this bestselling edition is the MINI Cooper Convertible 85 kW/115 bhp, followed by the 125 kW/170 bhp MINI Cooper S Convertible, with about 56,500 cars, and the 66 kW/90 bhp MINI One Convertible, having approximately about 28,000 cars.