Mini sales year-to-date are up 25% on last year, with just a month to go before production of this 41-year old motoring icon finishes in mid-September 2000.

John Sanders, Group Marketing Director, said: "Mini has been at the centre of small car culture for forty years and the car is a recognised icon of design and engineering, loved by generations of fans the world over."

With a limited number of cars remaining, customers wishing to buy one of the last-ever Classic Minis are advised to contact their nearest Rover dealer quickly.

Three versions are available - Mini Se7en at £8,495, Mini Cooper at £8,995 and the Mini Cooper Sport at £9,995. These on-the-road prices include the current 10% price reduction.