Author Topic: Old Mini Adverts  (Read 2367 times)

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #150 on: September 16, 2022, 10:01:03 PM »
Show girls? Hookers? Obviously the British sense of Piccadilly is lost in translation.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline MiniDave

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #151 on: September 17, 2022, 08:41:23 AM »
Looks 80's?

BTW, thanks for posting these, they're fun to look at!
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline 94touring

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #152 on: September 17, 2022, 10:12:20 AM »
I always get so annoyed seeing people laying on the car lol.  Get your boney ass off there and stop denting it!

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #153 on: September 17, 2022, 10:49:16 AM »
Selling the automatic Mini in Australia and pointing out that you can shift through the gears as you drive.

That shifting gears capability kind of goes against the whole reason of getting an automatic, doesnít it?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline 94touring

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #154 on: September 17, 2022, 10:53:09 AM »
The one automatic I had I think had 1, 2 and drive..maybe it had a 3 in there too.  Been awhile. You could make it like a manual but no clutch work required.  Automatic rx7's were similar. 

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #155 on: September 19, 2022, 06:15:34 PM »
Mini marketing for France. ď The big solution for automobile problemsď.  This had an 1100 engine. I donít think the round nose front ever got the 1100 in the UK market.
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1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #156 on: September 19, 2022, 06:19:57 PM »
The Jet Black special edition 998 Mini of 1988.   (My Mini came out of the factory as a Jet Black model, but itís the complete opposite now)
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1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline MiniDave

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #157 on: September 19, 2022, 07:42:26 PM »
Jet white?   ;D
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #158 on: September 20, 2022, 08:10:51 PM »
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #159 on: September 20, 2022, 08:13:00 PM »
Another ad from Oz.   Apparently the copywriter learned what a simile was in grade school and wanted to make all the Mini similes at once.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #160 on: September 20, 2022, 08:14:54 PM »
Back when £199 could buy stuff!
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #161 on: September 20, 2022, 08:39:58 PM »
Not a traditional Mini ad, but an attention-getter advertisement nonetheless.

 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #162 on: September 21, 2022, 07:13:35 PM »
Mini illustration. Again we have miniature people - miniature luggage too!  Trying to make the car look bigger?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #163 on: September 21, 2022, 07:34:36 PM »
And a very small but perfectly proportioned miniature man, who can barely see over the roof, loads a Mini Van in this illustration.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Offline MiniDave

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #164 on: September 21, 2022, 07:34:55 PM »
People were smaller in the 60's, so was their luggage!   ;D

Also, the cars were taller then.....60 years later, well - gravity, you know.....  :D
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #165 on: September 21, 2022, 08:42:03 PM »
You know and shrinking when you wash it.   But the tiny people are interesting.
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Offline BruceK

Re: Old Mini Adverts
« Reply #166 on: September 22, 2022, 08:23:04 PM »
Back in the day a Mini Van could be purchased in the UK classified as a commercial vehicle which meant lower purchase taxes than a passenger vehicle.  So the trick was to buy a 2 seater Van to avoid the tax, and later purchase an official BMC kit to add a fold-down backseat. Perfect for the plumber or other tradesman. Truck during the work week, and family car on the weekends.

Hereís the kit. And a photo showing the window-less claustrophobic rear seat in use.
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1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

 

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