Just a nice period picture

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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:( Bad luck for this Mk1 :arrow:
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DOWNTON Mini is what I like a lot.
Mini 1000 Super de Luxe Mk3 1974 for Downtoning it.
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I always say with a repair bench and a dozer one gets everything straight but in this case I had to admit that the body is lost.

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jay weinstein wrote:
mab01uk wrote:Anyone remember the Mini below which occasionally featured in the CHiPs TV show (1977-1983) about the adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers? Here in the UK as a young Mini enthusiast it was a big surprise at the time to see a Mini driving around in California on a US tv show.
I seem to remember Ponch (Erik Estrada) used to call Jon Bakers (Larry Wilcox) Mini a shoebox!
I wonder if that Mini still exists?

CHiPs Opening Themes 1977 - 1983:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U66ehjdayeQ

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I was slightly envolved with that one.
I'll "think it out" and get back later.
jw
Any further thoughts on the Mini jw?

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mab01uk wrote:
jay weinstein wrote:
mab01uk wrote:Anyone remember the Mini below which occasionally featured in the CHiPs TV show (1977-1983) about the adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers? Here in the UK as a young Mini enthusiast it was a big surprise at the time to see a Mini driving around in California on a US tv show.
I seem to remember Ponch (Erik Estrada) used to call Jon Bakers (Larry Wilcox) Mini a shoebox!
I wonder if that Mini still exists?

CHiPs Opening Themes 1977 - 1983:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U66ehjdayeQ

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I was slightly envolved with that one.
I'll "think it out" and get back later.
jw
Any further thoughts on the Mini jw?

We serviced the mini at my shop for the guy Larry Wilcox purchased the mini from. I think he worked for Warner Bros. film studio.
The car was painted in dark bronze with a black roof,5 inch Mk. 2 Cosmics,no sunroof or flares. It might have been surf blue/white originally.
It might have had a 1071 in it with a light flywheel as it really revved easily. Also had a 28/36 Dcd Weber and a loud exhaust.
The car was at my shop when Larry and his friend stuntman Bud Davis came to look at it prior to purchase.( Those guys were a lot of fun).
Mike Fennel's body shop probably added the flares,sunroof and paint as they could do that kind work in a day or two.The Benelite grill and driving
lights were on the car prior to LW's purchase.
I think that's about it.
jw

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You know some very interesting people Jay :)
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Bob Eaves in a very worksy looking rally car
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mk1 wrote:You know some very interesting people Jay :)

50 years of owning minis.......you meet a lot of people.

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Don't know if this one has been on before .
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Yes more than once :lol:
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Mini 1000 Super de Luxe Mk3 1974 for Downtoning it.
Collecting 60th wooden steeringwheels.

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UHR850 wrote:Yes more than once :lol:
And this one also URH850 :lol: :lol: :lol:
although it is a baby Austin , would love that lube bay
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