Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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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JC T ONE
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Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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Andrew1967 wrote:
mab01uk wrote:
I had a black Mk1 Mini in the 1970's with fashionable black tinted 'Double Shadowlite' laminated glass as used by 'pop stars' (also fitted in the back of UK Ambulances and London Black Cab rear windows at the time). The windscreen was only Sundym top tint but to see properly at night I had to slide back the side windows! Madness.....but I was young and foolish and black Mini's with black windows were very cool at the time! :lol:
When I bought my factory black Mk2 Cooper it had what I was later told was a set of Shadowlite windows and a lighter tinted front screen. Apparently they were fitted in the mid 70's. I did refit them after restoring the car but changed them a year or so later as it certainly was a nightmare to see at night.

Still got them in the loft though.
Hi guys :)

The Black Double Shadowlite, surely is dark, they were deleted by Wood & Pickett in 1974.

George vd Meij who runs http://www.eurods.eu/wp/history/history.html tried to order them late 73/early 74.
He got a letter from W&P, it said they had been deleted, as W&P didnt think they were safe for normal road use.

Gary,s Margrave is the latest WP I have seen, with Double Shadowlite = http://www.eurods.eu/wp/gallery/british ... -gary.html
The 12" wheels is a later addition, it is a MK I (10" wheels) = before April 1974.

I find the Smoked tint, on my W&P more than enough, really cant see much, after dark.


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Re: Where is John Lennon's Mini?

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Hi Guys
I can answer the mystery of the whereabouts of John Lennon's car-it is currently in the garage of Andy Harrison's in Shipley awaiting its collection by myself.
John T Lennon

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mab01uk wrote: Now who ever said something about Lennon's death and conspiracy theories..?"
Beatlejohn wrote:Hi Guys
I can answer the mystery of the whereabouts of John Lennon's car-it is currently in the garage of Andy Harrison's in Shipley awaiting its collection by myself.
John T Lennon

Ha thats nice 8-) me like :mrgreen:

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What I don't get is if the car was robbed back in the '60's. How can it be back on the road. Would Lennon's estate/insurance company still own/have rights to the car if it surfaced. And how come it did not flag something with the police when MOT'ed. Strange!!!!

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Nevsmini wrote:What I don't get is if the car was robbed back in the '60's. How can it be back on the road. Would Lennon's estate/insurance company still own/have rights to the car if it surfaced. And how come it did not flag something with the police when MOT'ed. Strange!!!!

I dont live in UK, so I dont know how things work over there ?
but apparently wasnt too hard to "ressurect" a car, even if all you had was a logbook, and a few bitz.

I have seen & heard of several cars, that have been "built up" this way, some are sold for big money, and this must be why people do it.

Not sure if the Lennon family can do much about this, the way I heard it = the car was sold on back then.

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John and Ringo (getting out of Macca's car?)

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Hi Pete, that was a interesting picture, becourse it looks like the McCartney car has std MK I rear lights ?

The pictures I remember with the Aston Martin lights, was that it had a "Frenched" rim around them.

Cant remember the article about the Ringo car, but could this not be the factory BMC colour ?


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JC T ONE wrote: looks like the McCartney car has std MK I rear lights ?
No it' your eyesight Jens, the lights come just below the tank neck as in this photo, looks consistant to me.

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Pete wrote:
No it' your eyesight Jens
Are you suggesting I am getting old :? :lol:

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Not at all !

(though you may need new glasses ! :lol: )

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