Author Topic: Old Mini Adverts  (Read 1020 times)

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2022, 10:47:31 AM »
I don't remember the turn signals below the bumper, I thought they were in the grill?  8.gif

Iíve seen Canadian cars with them in both places. Mustíve changed over at some point.
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Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2022, 11:09:20 AM »
I don't remember the turn signals below the bumper, I thought they were in the grill?  8.gif

Iíve seen Canadian cars with them in both places. Mustíve changed over at some point.

Hereís an ad with them in the grille.  Iím guessing they probably tended to rust and drop off when they were below the bumper.  ;D
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline MiniDave

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #52 on: August 02, 2022, 12:26:31 PM »
And the much larger side marker/reflector on the front fender!
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Offline ve9aa

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #53 on: August 02, 2022, 03:48:23 PM »
aHHH, the Canadian Fugly bumpers and lights.  I knew them well. (and hated them)
Mike in NB

30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions at the shrink.

Offline skmini

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #54 on: August 02, 2022, 05:25:15 PM »
My Ď79 had the signal lights in the grill. Theyíre quite a bit larger than the normal front signal lights. The front fenders have round pieces of sheet metal spot welded on top of the holes for the signal lights.

aHHH, the Canadian Fugly bumpers and lights.  I knew them well. (and hated them)

Donít get me started.  The front bumper mounts to a pair of bars that are bolted to the front subframe mounts on the bottom and to the fender at the top.  As you can imagine, the front fenders have a bunch of extra bracing where the bar attaches. This bracing is, obviously, designed to catch dirt kicked up by the tires.

Thatís all relatively solid compared to the rear bumper, which was just bolted to the boot lid, which would get bent from the weight.

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #55 on: August 02, 2022, 07:10:07 PM »

Thatís all relatively solid compared to the rear bumper, which was just bolted to the boot lid, which would get bent from the weight.

Plus, donít forget the added ďprotectionĒ of the little bumperettes that sat under the taillights.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline skmini

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2022, 07:20:36 PM »
Plus, donít forget the added ďprotectionĒ of the little bumperettes that sat under the taillights.

And all the extra brackets spot welded inside the boot to support and reinforce those bumperettes.  They completely engulfed the rear subframe attachment reinforcements between the floor and the wheel well.  The bumperettes were the most heavily reinforced part of the whole setup.

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2022, 09:14:55 PM »
How about the not-too-different-looking-from-a-Mini-850 Mk 3 Cooper S?  By the time these were produced only the boot badge and holey wheels were the external clues it was an S.   Must be part of the reason there were so many fake Mk 3 Cooper S models created.

I donít think Iíve seen this factory color on a Mini before.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2022, 09:18:46 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline Tim

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2022, 10:28:59 PM »
Beauty colour!  Aqua, just like mine.  You can see it in my profile pic.

Tim.

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2022, 11:58:24 PM »
Cool.  Nice to learn what that color is called.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2022, 08:52:19 PM »
Need some headroom? 
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2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #61 on: August 04, 2022, 08:01:41 PM »
When I was a teenager I used to ride my bike over to the local Lotus dealer and I would drool over the John Player Special edition Europa models.  They look so cool painted black with the JPS gold pin striping and emblems to commemorate the F1 sponsorship of the Lotus Grand Prix team.

Who knew there was also a JPS edition Mini model!?   Also black with gold pinstriping and JPS emblems.  Iíd love to have one of these.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2022, 08:06:05 PM by BruceK »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2022, 10:26:52 AM »
Artistic license?  This estate sure looks longer than it is in real life.   But still, a nice illustration.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline ve9aa

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2022, 07:16:02 PM »
I find this thread very nostalgic.

Enjoying it !
Mike in NB

30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions at the shrink.

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2022, 08:48:29 PM »
Great. Glad you are liking it.

Hereís a Mini ad from Australia back when the countryís currency was still in £ís and hadnít switched to decimal $ís yet. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline 94touring

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2022, 09:44:05 PM »
I'll have to take a pic of the innocenti advertisement I bought that's hanging in my spare room.

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2022, 10:01:46 PM »
Love to see it.

Iím the meantime, here is a Innocenti ad.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline Tim

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2022, 07:51:36 AM »
Funny you should show the John Player Special.  I just picked this one up the other day.  Nowís your opportunity to own one 😂.

Tim

Offline MiniDave

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #68 on: August 06, 2022, 10:41:41 AM »
Well.......the remains of one anyway!   :-\
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2014 Audi Allroad

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2022, 11:06:33 AM »
Partial to the Australian one. Lol.  Looks like mine was an upgraded model then cause I donít se the chrome door trim on this one.  Of course Iíve left it off cause I actually like the look better without it.
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Offline cstudep

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2022, 03:33:57 PM »
I have this framed up.

Offline ve9aa

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2022, 04:10:32 PM »
Funny you should show the John Player Special.  I just picked this one up the other day.  Nowís your opportunity to own one 😂.

Tim

That'll polish right up Tim.  Bring it to Cars n' Coffee next weekend?
;-)
Mike in NB

30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions at the shrink.

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #72 on: August 06, 2022, 06:22:17 PM »
I have this framed up.

Wow. Never seen that ad before. Seems more modern than the early 1960s.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline cstudep

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #73 on: August 06, 2022, 06:45:28 PM »
I have no idea what it is from, I assume it is from a magazine or something but it is page 117, so maybe a catalog of some sort. This is on the back side, page 118.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #74 on: August 06, 2022, 09:43:23 PM »
The add in the lower right corner of the back side for The Lobster restaurant indicates "now in its 41st year" and the restaurant opened in 1919 (found on this website via searching the restaurant name and address https://www.cardcow.com/105869/lobster-145-w-45th-new-york/).

That means the ad is likely from a publication in 1960.


 

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