Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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People did all sorts to their Minis back then, frowned upon today of course. Look what George did to his Radford! :lol:

The glass in the colour screen grab still looks tinted to me, the number plates must have been new and is it gold over the green, yellow or cream?
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mab01uk wrote: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:34 pm Image


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New doors? It's got quarterlights in the bottom photo, but not the top

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Hi Al
I've quickly lightened up the shadows in the image and think I can just see the handle of the quarterlight.
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Not to mention if you look at the first picture in the sequence there it doesn't look like it has quarterlights either until you get to the picture showing him getting out the car. I think the resolution and the heavy tinting of the windows don't help.
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on the black and white image
Do you think the sunroof is black fabric ?? looks something other than black unless it is just angle of light reflection ?

Definitely black fabric on the Green car shot
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Something that has puzzled me for a while is the use of RW10's on Cooper S's. How did they get them to fit? I can't see the S brakes being replaced by Cooper ones purely for aesthetics.

Any one have an amswer?
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Yes they didn’t fit, they stuck out on pretty much all of those mid 60s Radford Ss. The S version didn’t come out til mid 66 to my knowledge.
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The burning question now is, if it's last known change of ownership was in August 2008, where is it now....?

Here it is tucked at the back of John's garage in Weybridge sometime in '66 when it was still black, can't tell if it was a hatchback at the time from this photo....
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Interesting that on its repaint, John's car got the modern and fashionable reflective number plates!
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That’s the only other photo of the back of it that’s turned up and it’s too low res to make out but there is a hint of a line for the hatch on the left and you can just make out the Aston lights. Most people I’ve ever spoken to about this over the last thirty years or so think the logbook is all that survives. But yes what did happen to it??
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