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Ado 15 Prototype (Mini) 1958


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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:16 PM

Selection of the nice period photos available from Motographs:

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http://www.motorgrap...os/marque/mini/


Edited by mab01uk, 24 July 2017 - 10:51 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

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ADO 15 (Mini) 1959. In the Styling Studio at Longbridge being inspected by Jack Daniels. He is comparing it with a Morris Minor and Austin A35 which are on display nearby.

http://motorgraphs.m...-1959-6022.html

 

 

 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

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Alec Issigonis and Mini 1964. Issigonis with a completed example of his famous Mini design, a Morris Mini Traveller, by the production line in the Car Assembly Building (CAB1) at Longbridge.

http://motorgraphs.m...-1964-5992.html

 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

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BMC dealership 1966. A company rep visits the retail counter where BMC spare parts and other car supplies are being sold.

http://motorgraphs.m...-1966-6305.html



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

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#6 mab01uk

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

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BMC Rosette stand 1960s. Displaying the array of approved BMC accessories available including wing mirrors, fog lamps, wheel trims, polishing mits.

http://motorgraphs.m...1960s-6300.html

 


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

Do you know if much changed from the prototype to final production?



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:51 PM

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Cowley factory BMC 1965. Mini production line. Austin and Morris versions are mixed on the production line.

http://motorgraphs.m...-1965-6835.html



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:55 PM

Do you know if much changed from the prototype to final production?

 

The final production Minis lost the metal grille front panel (as later used on the Minivan and Pickup) but the earlier 'Orange Box' prototype Mini's were more different and are detailed here:

http://mk1-forum.net....php?f=5&t=7132


Edited by mab01uk, 06 September 2013 - 06:57 PM.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 10:57 PM

Plenty of NOS parts here...... :D
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Mini adapted for Peter Sellers 1963. The car was coachbuilt with wicker work sides and other special features.
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Cowley factory BMC 1966. Mini body shell being spray painted with primer in the automated paint shop
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Cowley factory BMC 1959. Adding final trim to the Morris Mini-Minor
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Longbridge factory BMC 1961. End of the production line in CAB1 showing Austin Seven (Mini) and Austin A40 Farina.
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Longbridge factory BMC 1965. Alec Issigonis, Technical Director of BMC, oversees the millionth Mini (an Austin Mini) as it comes of the production line in the Car Assembly Building (CAB1).
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Longbridge factory BMC circa 1960. Austin Seven (Mini) CAB1 production line including Countryman and van, Austin A40s are also visible.
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:06 PM

1965 Monte Carlo victor on display
Morris Mini Cooper S (AJB 4B) in 1966. The winner of the 1965 Monte Carlo rally driven by Timo Makinen and Paul Easter goes on display in the Morris Garages showroom with trophies from all its rally victories. Registration mark AJB 4B Competition number 52. The notice on top of the car is an ironic reference to the contentious disqualifications of the three Mini Coopers which came 1st 2nd and 3rd in the 1966 Monte Carlo rally.
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Abingdon BMC Competitions Department 1966. Preparing cars for the Monte Carlo Rally - Mini Cooper S cars in the workshop. Timo Makinen is talking with mechanics near GRX 5D (Competition number 230) which was driven by Paddy Hopkirk.
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BMC Competitions Department 1966 Abingdon. Mechanics prepare the Works Mini Cooper S and MGB cars for the Monte Carlo rally held in January.
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Abingdon BMC Competitions Department 1966. Preparing cars for the Monte Carlo Rally - the Mini Cooper S cars in the workshop are GRX 195D (Competition number 87) driven by Raymond Baxter and GRX 55D (Competition number 242) driven by Rauno Aaltonen.
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:19 PM

Minis in Union Jack formation 1960. Photographed on waste land near Cowley. Over 800 Morris Mini-Minors (Minis) were used for the photo shoot.
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BMC Service 1966. At Sutton Courtenay near Abingdon. Mechanics in the workshop test an MGB (Registration mark HJB 527D) on the Crypton engine tuning machine. A Morris Mini and Morris 1100 are also receiving attention.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:58 PM

Acropolis Rally 1967

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:04 AM

Great thread :shades: 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:39 AM

some amazing photos here!






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