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Check Out All the Hidden British Flags in a Mini

As you know, Mini is British. This point is frequently driven home in virtually any and all Mini marketing and advertising materials — and, increasingly, it’s displayed on the Mini models themselves. I discovered this when I was at the New York Auto Show last month and spent a few minutes perusing Mini models, where I discovered no fewer than five British flags hidden throughout the car. Surely I missed some — and surely more are available (British flag roof design, anyone?). Here are the ones I found.

British Flag Dashboard

Here’s a dashboard-mounted British flag with little lines to the right of the flag. I’m not entirely sure why, but it gives the dashboard sort of a British flair … and sort of a 1990s clip art flair.

British Flag Seat Button

Here’s a little button on the seat. I’m not entirely certain what its purpose is, though I’ve seen similar buttons with leather loops you can stick the seat belt through. Either way, in Mini world, a little seat button is another opportunity to add a British flag.

British Flag Seat Leather

This particular piece of seat leather trim says “MINI YOURS” on it, which is Mini’s customization program (similar to Porsche Exclusive) that allows you to do some especially exciting things with your Mini — like, apparently, put British flags on the leather. Or half a British flag, as it were.

British Flag Steering-wheel Trim

Empty space in the bottom of the steering wheel? Why not add a British flag! It’s not colorized, unfortunately, but it’s there, reminding you of just how British your Mini is — in case you can’t look over at the dashboard with the British flag and the odd lines.

British Flag Taillights

These aren’t just taillights — look closely and you’ll see this is half a Union Jack, further emphasizing the Mini’s British-ness. Of course, the taillight on the other side is the other half, completing the British flag on the back of the car. Find a Mini for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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  1. Now I am a ‘Brit’ and a big fan of the original Mini (My grandparents owned an original ’59 in…1959 and a ’63 in 63), I’ve owned one myself, and I’ll even concede the R50-R53 BMW attempts look great but……..these current ones are ridiculous.  Those rear lights look like giant boiled sweets and the car’s proportions now look like it has a virus and is inflamed. When the Union Flag starts getting put everywhere, it has the sounds of desperation.  The MINI or BIGI as it should now be called, is running out of ideas.

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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