One of the most popular British Marques of all time, the venerable Mini, first appeared in 1959. But like many British car companies, it was bogged down in a larger company that was imploding. Just before it went under, BMW came to the rescue. After pouring in millions of Deutschmarks to revive the Mini, the revived car landed on the world stage with a bang. It became a movie star and a cult favourite. This is a car that refused to die.