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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:26 am 
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A zillion thanks Smithy. That's the one. I remembered most of it except that it was a Morris! It was in lovely condition that belied its age. What a shame, it'd be a definite restoration project today. Maybe one day soon I might put a letter in the local Newbury Weekly News and see if he or his family are still in the area.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:09 pm 
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'GOV 386D' was also used as a press car : http://www.motorgraphs.com/heritage/min ... 55704.aspx


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:28 pm 
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Here is a photograph of my 1966 Riley Kestrel. It appeared in Heartbeat in Past Crimes early in the series. Real mid sixties colours :D :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:24 pm 
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I've spotted another Mini Cooper in the film Robbery.

Its a blink and you miss it shot but it's in the line of cars waiting for the kids to cross the road when the car chase is going on. Have a look on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrfdeIuMDu8

In this clip the Mini Cooper features between 5.26 - 5.30. I can't quite make out all the registration number but it is certainly **F 365D. Checking on possible registration series it is most likely GOF 365D, a Birmingham registration that ran from April 1966 - September 1966 or GDF 365D or a Gloucester registration that ran from February 1966 - May 1966. My money would be on GOF 365D.

I'm not sure if it is a Cooper or Cooper S. It appears to have twin tanks but no sign of an 'S' on the boot lid.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:48 pm 
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smithyrc30 wrote:
Peter Laidler wrote:
While we're on the subject of that lovely tweed grey/white Cooper combination....... Robbery. Has anyone else seen that 60's film? Can anyone confirm the correct number?


You mean this one? Here with Barrie Foster and Stanley Baker in it. The lead detective had a white Morris with a cooper grille and 120mph speedo but no internal Cooper trim or chrome door hoops. Registration JOF 129E


That bridge is about fifteen miles from where I live and is still intact, it's at Theddingworth on the Rugby to Market Harborough line which closed in June '66. The film was shot in March and April '67 so when the film crew arrived to shoot the robbery scenes they had to polish the top of the rails to remove the surface rust! I could bore you all rigid about this film but this isn't the place for it, it's always been one of my favourites - a mate of mine knows two of the train crew who were involved in filming it and I used to work with another who worked on it. The VDP 4-litre used at the start of the film was also used in an episode of The Avengers.

There are quite a few Minis in it and the other BMC stuff is worth a look too...

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:11 pm 
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This short bit of thread has decided me. I'll write a letter to the Newbury Weekly News in the next couple of months.

Where will it end....... In the rainy winter of 1979/80 a blue Mk2 Cooper with no claim to fame decided to slowly make its way under the flooded railway bridge alongside the main railway station in Oxford while heading out to safety and home along the Botley Road. Not a wise move and being a local lad from Cumnor, he should have known that it was deep and that the drain pumps never worked properly. They didn't have far to take the car when the firemen from Rewley Road (60 yards away.....) came to pull it out. It went straight to the scrap yard next door. How times have changed

Once again....., sorry for waffling off at a thread tangent!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:40 pm 
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Love the film Robbery! GOV seems to have an 'S' speedo, could the car waiting at the crossing be GOV with a different number plate? Is JOF a proper 'Police' spec 998 Cooper?? 8-) :geek:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:22 am 
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Details on the film Robbery starring Stanley Baker can be found on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbery_(1967_film)

The film itself is now available from Amazon on DVD:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robbery-DVD-Stanley-Baker/dp/B00TA3N3SE/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1515802214&sr=1-1&keywords=robbery+1967

What is interesting is that as a result of Steve McQueen seeing the car chase in Robbery (1967) he asked Peter Yates to direct Bullitt (1968) and that's how the famous car chase in Bullitt came about! Well, well, well!

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