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photoblog image The Mini

The Mini

Not the modern BMW version which is bigger than some family cars. This is one of the many variations of the original. 

 

This is the Mini Mayfair which came out in the 80s and had a plush interior. Bear in mind that by this time the car was over 20years old but still much loved and there were all sorts of special editions....all of which rusted.

 

I had a bog basic red mini in the late 60s. With a push button starter on the floor, sliding door windows and a bit of plastic covered string to open the doors. I loved it! 

The Mini

Not the modern BMW version which is bigger than some family cars. This is one of the many variations of the original. 

 

This is the Mini Mayfair which came out in the 80s and had a plush interior. Bear in mind that by this time the car was over 20years old but still much loved and there were all sorts of special editions....all of which rusted.

 

I had a bog basic red mini in the late 60s. With a push button starter on the floor, sliding door windows and a bit of plastic covered string to open the doors. I loved it! 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Nov 2019, 01:47
Nice one, Bill.

I am proud to say I never owned a Mini!
Bill Phillips: I loved mine!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 7 Nov 2019, 05:28
I can’t believe we were building cars like this in the 1980s Bill. I remember TIff’s blue mini well. I had a mini traveller in the 1970s.
Bill Phillips: I would love to drive one again
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2019, 06:25
I had several Minis and van variants. I wouldn't want to drive one nowadays but at the time, in the 1970s, they were great fun to drive
Bill Phillips: I would love to have one for a day to drive around!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Nov 2019, 06:47
It doesn't look 'Mini', but great!
Bill Phillips: This was a "luxury" version Philine.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2019, 06:55
Oh this one looks very posh with that wooden dashboard. I had a Mini, too; I rebuilt its gearbox having had no 2nd or 3rd gears for a time and amazingly it all worked when finished and I had no bits left over. It's as much as I can do t lift the bonnet of a car these days to top of the windscreen washer bottle. Oh.. my present car has a starter button; is that really progress?
Bill Phillips: Ah but is it on the floor?
Jolis détails de ce tableau de bord.
Bill Phillips: British luxury Martine!
Plastic covered string to open the door....I can hardly imagine.
Bill Phillips: Oh yes indeed. It worked! They were a delight to drive and I would love to get my hands on one to have a go!
I had a Mini, my second car after the Hillman I mentioned the other day, sounds like the same spec as yours but it was green as you can see here https://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2017/03/07/my-second-car/
Bill Phillips: I remember that picture well Brian!
Couldn't afford the mini - I had a mini-van smile
Bill Phillips: I had a very second hand one which had rusty sills but the sub frames were ok. It worked reliably fo a long time but finally expired!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 7 Nov 2019, 20:30
Plastic walnut facier no doubt
Bill Phillips: I have a feeling that it was actually a Walnut veneer
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 8 Nov 2019, 23:00
love the mini

just bought a mini cooper countryman last month
Bill Phillips: The modern mini is much bigger. The original mini was only 10ft long!

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