IT is the end of the road for the Mini Clubman.

The final example came off the line at Mini Plant Oxford on Monday.

Its story goes back to 1960 and the Austin Seven Countryman and Morris Mini Traveller. Longer than the standard Mini, they were small estate cars with barn-style rear doors.

An additional version of the Mini came out in 1969. It had a boxy nose and was called the Clubman.

The Clubman estate followed a year later and remained in production until 1982.

BMW subsequently acquired the rights to the Mini name. With styling similarities to the original, BMW brought an all-new hatchback version in 2001.

The Clubman name returned on an estate introduced in 2007. It retained the barn-style rear doors of its predecessors and was the first Mini with five seats.

Bigger than before, the third-generation Clubman was launched in 2017 and had four full-sized doors for its passenger compartment.

Production has now ended with 1.1m examples of the Mini Clubman made, including more than 550,000 at Mini Plant Oxford.