Not only was the Mini a real game-changing car but golly, there’s been a heap of them in different shapes, sizes and state of tune since 1959.

Take the Cooper 60th Edition "Bini" — a witty nickname given to Minis made under BMW — in its distinctive British Racing Green that the company loaned to me to drive to the celebration in Cullinan, a rather apt choice of venue to celebrate a diamond jubilee...

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