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Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis, CBE, FRS, RDI (Greek: ?????????? ???????? ???????????? ???????? Alexandros Arnoldos Konstantinos Isigonis; 18 November 1906 – 2 October 1988) was a British-Greek designer of cars, widely noted for the groundbreaking and influential development of the Mini, launched by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) in 1959

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Alec Issigonis


It is much easier to drive without having an accident.

Alec Issigonis


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.

Alec Issigonis


I feel very, very proud that so many people have copied me.

Alec Issigonis


A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.

Alec Issigonis


My doodles and sketches are not the work of an academic engineer. They represent many years of design study in attempts to produce the best value for money in the field of small car design.

Alec Issigonis


An expert is someone who tells you why you can't do something.

Alec Issigonis


A camel is a horse designed by committee.

Alec Issigonis


The public don't know what they want; it's my job to tell them.

Alec Issigonis