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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surfblue63
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Costafortune wrote: Sat Jan 01, 2022 5:22 pm Speedwell blue or smoke grey?

I would say smoke with blue grey trim.

Also is that an Alexander badge on the boot?


Like the wheel trims and whitewalls, very Rock 'n' Roll!
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It has the appearance more of Speedwell Blue, but that was only used on the Austins wasn't it? So I reckon you're right and it is more likely Smoke Grey on balance. Must have been quite a new car at the time. Very smart isn't it 8-)
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I'd say the car was nearly new and that the gearbox wasn't from that car - the bonnet is still fitted.
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Great registration number. Also appears to have instruments in front of the steering wheel. Plus elf/ hornet chrome strips and Microcell or Restall seats
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The UV1 reg number is now on a 2021 Bentley Bentayga....
https://www.bentleymotors.com/en/models/bentayga.html
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After looking at the Alexander stuff on the main site I am convinced this is an Alexander conversion.

https://mk1-performance-conversions.co. ... mini_1.pdf

They list most of the items as accessories, such as bucket seat trimmed to match, white wall tyres, chrome gutter trim, mud flaps etc etc
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And that boot badge looks like the early Alexander insignia.
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Gearbox rebuild in September 62, even if it was a 59 it would only be 3 years old!
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Cone synchromesh was sketchy, especially when running in 20/50 hyper grade.
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It looks like it also has an early Radford style top dash rail. Interesting looking car that!
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