• Short Summary

    Special colour item about the two millionth Mini car to roll off production line at Longbridge.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Special!"

    Two Millionth Mini, Longbridge, Birmingham.

    L/S crowd factory workers around the 2,000,000th Mini. M/S ditto. M/S British Leyland's General Manager George Turnbull and designer of the Mini, Sir Alec Issigonis. M/S worker watching. L/S Turnbull and Issigonis shaking hands over car, both men get into mini. M/S workers cheering. C/U wheels as car moves off, pan up to car. M/S back view as Mini moves off.

    Panning shot across factory assembly line. M/S assembly line. M/S assembly line, pan down to open car bonnet. M/S car on assembly line. C/U man closing bonnet of car. M/S car with wheels revolving on rollers. C/U Wheels revolving. M/S car moving along assembly line. C/U workers polishing car. M/S man polishing car. M/S woman polishing windscreen.

    C/U export sign on windscreen of new car: "Norway". C/U another sign: "Denmark". C/U sign "France". M/S Mini van moving off assembly line. M/S Mini car moving off. M/S ditto. L/S of the assembly lines. C/U Sir Alec Issigonis. M/S 2,000,000th Mini moving off assembly line. C/U 2 millionth Mini number plate, pan up to "2,000,000" sign on Mini boot. C/U sign on back of car: "Don't Play Rough ... I've Got 2,000,000 Friends". Panning shot from building to Mini car leaving factory. M/S car transporter passing camera. Panning shot car transporter leaving factory carrying Minis.

    Colour item.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2211.21
    Media URN:
    57327
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:57:02:00 / 01:59:20:00
    Canister:
    69/51

Comments (1)

  1. grimshaw says

    Turns out the Mini lasted right up to the year 2000, who would have thought that back then.

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