Read more about the Small Car, Big City: Driving a Vintage Mini Through the Streets of London at AutoGuide.com.It’s a scary moment as we signal to enter an alleyway that’s barely wider than the car we’re in. I’m really on edge.
More than a few things can go wrong: I’m fearing we’ll scrape the car trying to squeeze in between the two walls, pancake a cellphone-focused pedestrian, or maybe get rear-ended by another car because of the suddenly halted flow of traffic.
For whatever reason, the pedestrians stop crowding the entrance of the alley, waving at us as we drive by. Not a single horn was honked, no middle fingers raised, just smiles. 'What gives?' I ask the driver. He responds, 'Easy, we’re in a Mini!' This is proof that a vintage Mini and London streets may just be the perfect combination, even in 2017.