Famous Mini owners

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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Pandora
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Re: Famous Mini owners

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Lord Snowdon's car was 999 FLY. There are photos on Jeroen's blog.

I think it is owned by an occasional member of the forum, who I seem to recall didn't want the car discussed.

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davidscothorn wrote: Thu May 26, 2022 8:17 pm Who knows the registrations of Minis used by Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon?
Any photos or other sources please?
Lord Snowdon's coachbuilt Mini (999 FYL)
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I was under the impression that one was registered BUC XXXX, or did I dream it??
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It’s alive!
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its already been said that this car is just a dash & a log book, nothing of the actual car exists.
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On the trailer behind the Downton Van.
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DOWNTON Mini is what I like a lot.
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I have to say that having seen this in the flesh recently, it has been done to an extremely high standard.
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davidscothorn wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 8:09 am I was under the impression that one was registered BUC XXXX, or did I dream it??
If the car you are thinking of is white, and not a Cooper you may well be right, that was the story that emerged when I owned it, unfortunately I could never prove it as despite being able to request the details of the previous owners everything that came through from its early life was redacted :roll:

I still have a key set for it somewhere (for the Landar locks), it popped up on eBay years ago in quite a state, it was a running / driving car when I had it (my daily for a while :) )
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641071S wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 8:35 am It’s alive!
We drive Princess Margaret’s Downton-tuned Mini:-
https://drive-my.com/1963-downton-hoope ... -cooper-s/
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Re: Famous Mini owners

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THAT REPORT IS TOTAL BOLLOCKS! THE VIN NUMBER ON THE CAR IS FOR A CLUBMN.

IT WAS RESUREDTED FROM A LOG BOOK ND LITTLE ELSE.
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