International Estates
We all know that the export market was important for the Mini, and the Traveller and Countryman models were no exception.  Indeed we have a number of left hand drive cars on the register which were specifically manufactured for export markets.

In some countries however an original Traveller or Countryman is a very rare find, since tax regulations in the 1960's often made it much more economical to buy a Mini Van and then convert it with a back seat and (sometimes) rear windows at a later date.

In recent years further export has taken place as enthusiasts from other countries often travel to the UK to buy a Mini, where there is a more plentiful supply of cars, so it is not unusual to see what is originally a UK car now wearing foreign license plates!

But did you know that Mini estates were also manufactured abroad?
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