MINI has signalled the end of the Clubman estate with the launch of a limited edition of Final Edition models.
Just 1,969 units will be produced with only 100 destined for the UK, each costing from £37,000.
It was in 1969 that the first Mini Clubman rewrote the rule book and became an instant hit, dominating the 1970's automotive market as a station wagon with its long wheelbase, extended shooting-brake body, and characteristic split doors at the rear.
Reimagined in 2007, the first modern MINI Clubman delivered a contemporary interpretation with the rear passenger seats being accessed through the Clubdoor, hinged at the rear, and asymmetrically positioned on the right side of the car.
When the third generation arrived in 2015, the MINI Clubman increased in length to 4.25 metres, offering more space, comfort, and two full-sized rear side doors thanks to a longer wheelbase.
Today, the MINI Clubman remains one of the most versatile MINI models in the range, and is forever synonymous with its signature rear split doors.
However, MINI has no current plans to replace the car.
The MINI Clubman Final Edition is a limited run of 1,696 units - paying homage to the launch year of the original vehicle.
Powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, the MINI Clubman Final Editionhas a Cooper S engine that delivers 178 hp.
The Final Edition is offered in a fixed specification and with a choice of three exterior paint colours of white, black and silver.
Copper details have been added to the surrounds and upper third of the radiator grille crossbar, side scuttles and Cooper S blade on the rear, as well as MINI typical narrow lines on the body, passenger side of the bonnet and right side of the split doors.
The alloy wheels have been finished in a tinted clear lacquer to give a copper hue, with Final Edition lettering on the rear and a "1 of 1969" badge on the side of the rear pillar.
The interior of the MINI Clubman Final Edition features door sill trims embellished with Final Edition lettering which are also found on the lower spoke of the steering wheel.
The special is also fitted with a panoramic sun roof and darkened rear windows while the trim is decorated with a "1 of 1969" badge which is also found on the floor mats.
The Clubman Final Edition includes an 8.8-inch touch display with the MINI Navigation System, Apple CarPlay and a Digital Dashboard also fitted as well as a reversing camera, parking assistant including front park distance control and a Harmon Kardon surround sound system.