Author Topic: Old Mini Adverts  (Read 2373 times)

Online BruceK

Old Mini Adverts
« on: September 11, 2017, 05:07:55 PM »
I found this old advert for Dunlop wheels.   

The ad says a set of them is £40 (or, if you can't swing that, you can pay £5 a month for 9 months).  Honestly, how cheap are you?   ;D




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Online BruceK

Re: Old Mini Accessories
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 09:36:01 AM »
Well, it's not an 'accessory', but kinda fundamental.   Rubery Owen proud they could produce a Mini front subframe in less than one minute.
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Re: Old Mini Accessories
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 09:38:06 AM »
One of the aftermarket suppliers of rollup windows for Mk. I and II cars. (and vans and pickups too)
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Re: Old Mini Accessories
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 09:41:03 AM »
That would have been nice to have.  The windows too.

Online BruceK

Re: Old Mini Accessories
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 03:37:56 PM »
Ad for the launch of the Coopers (and Supers, too).   
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 08:47:43 AM »
Back before it was called a "Mini".   My first car was a 1962 Austin Seven.  Said right so on the boot.
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 08:50:58 AM »
I remember buying an British car magazine when I was a teenager and this was the advert on the back cover.
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 09:36:44 AM »
Selling the Clubman in Oz.   Wouldn't be great if you could buy a brand new one now for just $3K?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 09:39:57 AM »
Surfing in South Africa.   Regulations in South Africa meant every car had to have a pair of white reflectors facing forward - on the Mini they were put under the headlights.

Note that it is Mk. I, but with roll-up windows like an Oz Mini.
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 01:32:38 PM »
Apparently the Mini went through a phase where a vinyl top was a "thing".
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 01:34:01 PM »
Racing sells cars.
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 02:59:04 PM »
Interesting that's it's smoking the loaded tire and not the unloaded one.....

Thanks for posting these, they're fun!  4.gif
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Online BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 03:15:11 PM »
Interesting that's it's smoking the loaded tire and not the unloaded one.....

Thanks for posting these, they're fun!  4.gif

Glad you like 'em.


Hey!  We made the rack and pinon that won the Monte!!


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Online BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2017, 04:51:03 PM »
Interesting that's it's smoking the loaded tire and not the unloaded one.....

I've seen a lot of photos of old Minis doing the same thing. 

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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2017, 05:20:19 PM »
Huh, you'd think it would be smoking the inside tire.....
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2017, 07:37:35 PM »
I understand why the front tires would smoke, but why are they turned on a drag strip?



(Truth in advertising = torque steer?   :D  )
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 02:39:45 PM »
Makes a good point.
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2017, 02:42:37 PM »
Selling the Clubman GT
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 10:21:05 AM »
I think this person loves her Mini!    "When everything else goes wrong, your Mini will still love you"    4.gif
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1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 10:22:17 AM »
Why not get a Traveller? It's got "room for a lively, sprawling family" !

In 1960 this would have been the estate model with the interior fuel tank, before BMC mounted it under the car.
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1988 Austin Mini
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1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 09:34:21 AM »
The Mini was the car of choice for German hippies! 

(actually, nearly everyone I knew looked like that back in the 1970s)

Google says Spardose = Money Box, which I guess means piggy bank?

Also, I see that the car has reverse wheels.  That was never an option, right?  And I canít imagine the German TUV approving them on a brand new production car. 
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Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2017, 02:35:43 PM »
Sums it up nicely.
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Offline Minty

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2017, 12:37:21 AM »
my old man likes looking at those ads back in the day

Online BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2017, 09:50:51 AM »
A Winter-themed Mini advertisement.
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Online BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2018, 11:43:55 AM »
Retro Uber?  Nope. 

Just a suggestion to call a Mini dealership to arrange for a test ride in a new Mini.
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1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

 

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