MINIS have been rolling off the production line since 1959. They are still building them, though radically redesigned, bringing total numbers to more than six million.
Here's what happened to a few of them on the highways and byways of South Devon.
Some were written-off in crashes, like the collision on the Newton Road in 1962. Others ended their day in spectacular fashion like the Mini estate in the window of Arthur Cooper's off-licence in Torwood Street.
Then there were watery graves either through genuine mishap or illegal dumping. The vehicle in the Dart at Ashprington in 1986 looks a long way from home. How did it get there?
In 1980, the Mini Metro was launched by British Leyland as a sister car. In 1994 one found its way on to Meadfoot beach. How it got there was a mystery.
Classic minis are now treasured. They were the first car for a generation and all of these right-offs would now fetch many thousands of pounds if restored.