Alec Issigonis

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Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, CBE, FRS (November 18, 1906October 2, 1988) was a Greek-British designer of cars, now remembered chiefly for the groundbreaking and influential development of the Mini, launched by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959.


  • A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
    • Vogue, July 1958
      • Often misquoted as "A camel is a horse designed by a committee."
  • I've always felt that stylists such as you have in America are ashamed of a car and are preoccupied with making it look like something else, like a submarine or an airship...As an engineer, I revolt against this.

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