Chalk one up for the good guys.
According to a poll conducted by Autocar, its readers selected the original Mini was the best ORIGINAL British car ever made.
Now that's a pretty bold statement, particularly when there are so many amazing options to choose from, which ranges from Jaguar's XKs to Land Rover's Range Rover to Aston Martins.
Likely the Mini won because it was a vehicle that was attainable for everyone.
Can YOU think of a better, original British car that is a better pick over the Mini?
The original Mini has been voted the greatest British car ever made in a poll by Autocar.
The Mini beat opposition from the original Range Rover, which was launched in 1970, inventing a new category of car and that still thrives today, and the Jaguar E-Type, which was launched in 1961 and drew votes on the grounds of beauty, function and value.
The Austin Mini was launched in 1959 and notched up 5.4 million sales during its 41-year lifetime.
The poll was conducted to coincide with the announcement that Britain’s car manufacturing output is set to eclipse its highest ever levels by 2015, thanks to massive investment from car makers in the country.