1979 Mini Cooper race car reportedly was built by Mini expert Pete Vickers and raced in the Mini Miglia series by Bill Sollis. It later saw GT4/5 spec racing duty in Canada and now sports a fresh 1380cc full-race motor that makes it seriously quick.
Mini Car -Designed by Sir Alex Issigonis -15536 Framed Postage Stamp Art
The first Mini rolled off production lines 50 years ago. Sir Alec Issigonis's revolutionary car became an icon of the and remains one of the most striking and familiar pieces of British design Photograph: Royal Mail/PA