Ten years after the modern Mini began to be produced at the British carmaker's plant in Oxford, England, the two millionth unit recently rolled off of the assembly line driven no less by the British prime minister, David Cameron.
"It's a real privilege to drive this true British icon off the production line today. The two millionth Mini to be made here in Oxford is a fantastic symbol of the UK's strength in the global automotive industry and a great British manufacturing success story," said Cameron. "Mini is not just a symbol of our industrial past, but also the great industrial future we want to build."
To mark the milestone, the special-anniversary Mini will be raffled off in a global Facebook campaign dubbed as "2 Million Mini--2 Million Faces". To join, a Facebook member simply has to go to Mini's Facebook app page and add his or her profile picture to the special Facebook wall. The winner will be chosen at random when the contest ends on September 30.