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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Tim wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 10:38 pm Silver gulls, also known as "chip hawks", consuming their natural diet.

Its an Aussie car with the wind-up windows, most likely a 998 Deluxe built between '65 and '69. I don't recognise the location, maybe one of Sydney's eastern suburbs, could even be NZ.

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In the early 1970,s there were still some unpainted Mini Fiberglass Bodyshells located outside at the Pressed Steel Factory in Cowley.. the floors evidently did not have drain holes as they were filled with long standing rain water.

I seem to recall they are Bloody Heavy when compaired to a steel Mini shell
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Ah, yes, the plastic bodyshells. My old pal Mick from Didcot bought or acquired one and built it up. I THINK that he's still got it..... A rare bird in the mini world I'd say
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It is a prototype GRP. Production cars were built in Chile. As stated a handful produced at PSF Cowley. Moulds were produced by Peel Engineering on Isle of Man. Moulds sent to Cowley and prototypes made there. Then moulds sent to Chile to start production there. One was sent to Fibreglass Ltd Wirral (Pilkington Group) for evaluation which I now own and one is in Gaydon.
As mentioned previously they had Mk1 lights and rear screen but Mk2 badging, seats and other features along with Riley Elf dashboard.
Might take mine to Bingley Hall in January all being well.
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A very Unusual Prototype:-
https://mk1-performance-conversions.co. ... totype.htm

JFC 734F
Tax due: 27 April 1985
Vehicle make MORRIS
Date of first registration March 1968
Year of manufacture 1968
Cylinder capacity 1300 cc
Export marker No
Vehicle status Untaxed
Date of last V5C (logbook) issued 19 December 1984
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PSF drawings
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Image
Photo & Mini: Nigel Gaymer
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Beautiful....
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That's what is known as a "Rob & Mandy" isn't it :lol:
A bit like Marmite isn't it.
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.......or in modern day parlance, a 'trout-pout'. Like those sticky-out filler enhanced lips
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