Research your MINI with our VIN decoder
Enter your MINI's 17-digit VIN above to decode your VIN. We will show your vehicle specification and full vehicle history report, which includes thefts, detailed vehicle records, accidents, titles, and more. This information is compiled by VinFreeCheck.com from multiple sources including but not limited to DMVs, police records, insurance database and made public as a free, informational resource.
We also have a list of MINI's squish VIN information available in the table below. A squish vin is basically the first 11 characters of the full VIN Number. However, it does not contain the 9th character, which is a check digit to check the validity of a VIN number. With squish VIN, you can manually decode your MINI's VIN with just pen and paper. To learn more check out, What is a VIN Number
Today, we all know Mini cars but how and where did it all start? What was the vision behind creating Mini cars?
Mini, was an establishment of the British Motor group which was later purchased by BMW in 2000. Initially, Mini was established as small compact cars under The British Motor Corporation. The models that were established under it were Austin Seven and Morris.
BMW traded several small four-wheel cars in the market under Mini. In 1969, Mini became so popular among the car enthusiasts that it had created its marque. Soon mini - cars i.e Austin and Morris were changed with the name Mini. These models were then named Cooper as a result of the collaboration with John Cooper.
BMC and its successors produced two-door or Mini from 1959 till 2000. The car gained a good hype among people that it soon became the idealistic vehicle of the 1960s. The front-wheeled design of the vehicle was very spacious. As a result in 1999, Mini was chosen as the next most leading car of that time following the Ford Model T.
Original Mini was launched by BMC in several factories, later by Leyland and then by the Rover Group. In 1994, BMW managed to buy the River Group and started to work on a brand new Mini. In 1997 Mini displayed different models at the show in Geneva which represented a 21st - century version of the Mini.
The other cars were built under BMW in its factory in Oxford. Though the cars were heavily mocked by the people it became a huge success in the market. Mini outlined the idea and concept of what it was initially perceived as. It was now also available in quirkier, edgier and sportier version.
In July 2001, the mini hatch/hardtop celebrated an immediate sales profit. In February 2005, the output of the company grew to 20% because the firm decided to invest £ 100 Million on a Mini Plant in Oxford, UK. This decision of the company increased its production output by 20 percent, which was a great hike.
In November 2013, the third generation Mini was revealed by BMW for which the sales began to start in the mid of 2014. Just two years later in 2017, BMW again announced that they are going to release their electric Mini model in 2019 which is being produced in China at present.
Where to find my VIN Number?
You can find your VIN through the lower right of the windshield, and under the hood of your front engine.
As for Motorcycle VIN, you can lookup your VIN on the motorcycle frame, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires all "two wheelers" or "three wheelers" or ATV to have the VIN displayed on the frame.
You can also do a VIN lookup or VIN number lookup on your insurance card/policy. You can learn more on how to locate your VIN from our guides as shown on the right side.
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