Did you know that: Mini which was produced from from 1959, in 1999, this little car was voted the second-most influential car of the 20th century, behind the American’s legendary Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and Volkswagen Beetle. The performance versions, Cooper S were successful as both race and rally cars, it won Monte Carlo Rally in 1964, 1965, and 1967. In 1966, the first-placed Mini was disqualified after the finish, under a controversial decision that the car’s headlights were against the rules. Larger profits to MINI came from the popular De Luxe models and from optional extras such as seat belts, door mirrors, a heater, and a radio, which would be considered necessities on modern cars, as well as the various Cooper and Cooper S models.