Currently reading: Which is your favourite Mini? Poll, plus picture special
There have been countless Mini variants launched over the past 55 years, including vans, estates and special editions. Click through our gallery and tell us which is your favourite

So many Mini variants, special editions and Mini-based creations have emerged during the past 55 years that it would be next to impossible to comprehensively capture them all.

Instead, we've selected what we consider to be the 55 most interesting or important ones; in among the candidates sit the first Mini, the 1958 ADO15 concept, and the latest third-generation BMW Mini. The classic Mini Cooper S features too, if the car's motorsport and rallying pedigree is what really draws you to the diminutive front-drive hatchback.

Take a look through the picture gallery and then tell us which you regard as the most important Mini ever.

To leave your views, all you need to do register to use our commenting facility, and post in the comments section below. 

You can read the latest first drive of the all-new Mini here.

This week's Autocar magazine also features a 25-page Mini special, and is available from newsagents or by download. 

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fergusor 10 February 2014

For me there are too many to

For me there are too many to mention, but this is my top 5:

1. Original 1959 Morris Mini-Minor / Austin Se7en (it was the car that started it all so has to be number 1 really)
2. Morris / Austin Mini Cooper 'S'
3. MINI Cooper S with John Cooper Works GP Kit (R53)
4. Mini ACV30
5. Austin Mini ERA Turbo

RPrior 9 February 2014

Out of 3 Minis owned in the 60s

My preference was for a standard Morris Mini Cooper. Fitted with Minilite Magnesium Wheels and Reccaro front seats.

Was a long time companion, and still remember every mile of a trip to Monaco in 1973.

Also owned 2 tuned Minis - An Oselli Mk II and a Taurus Tuned Minivan.

RIAS3862 9 February 2014

Another for the original

The original was that - nothing has ever come close until the Spiritual, which is where we should be.
However I still have a soft spot for the Riley Elf which I occasionally borrowed from a friend of my mother when at university - particularly as it was the only car in which I could watch the road through the floor as well as the windows!