So many Mini variants, special editions and Mini-based creations have emerged during the past 55 years that it would be next to impossible to comprehensively capture them all.
Instead, we've selected what we consider to be the 55 most interesting or important ones; in among the candidates sit the first Mini, the 1958 ADO15 concept, and the latest third-generation BMW Mini. The classic Mini Cooper S features too, if the car's motorsport and rallying pedigree is what really draws you to the diminutive front-drive hatchback.
Take a look through the picture gallery and then tell us which you regard as the most important Mini ever.
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This week's Autocar magazine also features a 25-page Mini special, and is available from newsagents or by download.