For a car that's only been in production since 2001, the MINI ONE carries a surprising amount of historical baggage. Built at Cowley in the UK under the auspices of BMW, the MINI ONE was never off to the easiest of starts. Launched to hysterical public demand in April 2001 the MINI ONE, through clever marketing and sound engineering, managed to exceed expectations. The entry level, 90bhp MINI ONE was priced aggressively and demand went through the roof with used examples initially trading at ridiculous premiums. Despite more powerful versions joining the line up including the Cooper, Cooper S and a 75bhp 1.4-litre diesel version, the MINI One's star remained in the ascendancy. The all new MINI was unveiled late in 2006 to replace this model, but it looked almost identical so dismay amongst the car's enthusiast following was kept to a minimum.