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Issigonis

Sir Alec (Arnold Constantine). 1906--88, British car designer born in Smyrna. He is noted for his designs for the Morris Minor (1948) and the Mini (1959)
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Issigonis had no formal training and relied on his fertile imagination.
The new exhibition will feature rare 9X Mini prototypes, memorabilia and original drawings and artefacts from the Issigonis archive.
Issigonis turned his mind to the problem of designing the smallest possible car that would for four adults and luggage.
Designed by Alec Issigonis, it was only 10ft long but seated four passengers.
In 1952, Sir Alec Issigonis also joined Alvis and Mr Sheppard was recruited into his design team.
Created by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959, the Mini became part of the sixties' British pop culture of the Beatles, Twiggy and Carnaby Street.
It also has a larger grille that is more faithful to the original Mini designed by Sir Alec Issigonis back in 1959.
Created by legendary designer Sir Alec Issigonis, when the Mini first hit the road in 1959 it astounded everyone with its creative use of space.
He was adamant about what made a good automobile design and was a great admirer of Issigonis and Moulton.
5bhp engine, Dunlop in 1957 for work developing disc brakes and modern tyres, BMC and Alec Issigonis for the original Mini in 1959 and Jaguar in 2003 for its all-aluminium chassis.
The homeless Big Issue seller, who died two months ago, has been included in displays alongside the likes of industrialist James Boulton and Mini designer Alec Issigonis.
Sir Alec Issigonis was the original mastermind behind the car that went on to become an icon of the 1960s.