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From Mini, birthday wishes for Porsche's 911

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Editor of BBC Autos, Matthew is a former editor at Automobile Magazine and the creator of the digital-only Roadtrip Magazine. His automotive and travel writing has appeared in such magazines as Wired, Popular Science, The Robb Report and Caribbean Travel + Life. He lives in Los Angeles with his wonderful wife and four-year-old daughter.

 

  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)
  • Classic Mini meets classic Porsche
    Mini sends birthday wishes to Porsche's 911. (BMW Group)

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It is not often that one automaker sends birthday wishes to another, but it is not every day that Europe’s most famous sporting automobile turns 50, either.

This week, the BMW Group – by way of its Mini division – cheered Porsche’s 911 on the occasion of its big five-oh. The gift? A photo shoot, pairing a classic Mini with a first-generation 911 Targa. The two cars do not have much in common, beyond the early motorsports successes that sealed their reputations among enthusiasts. No matter: The images are pure eye candy.