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#1 Charlie1964

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:33 PM

Hi

Can anyone tell how I can find out if our mini is a deluxe edition?

#2 Minigman

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:49 PM

What year is it? Pre 63 will be either a deluxe or a basic. Post 63 a super deluxe or a basic. Loads of ways to identify if you can clarify the above.

#3 Minigman

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:51 PM

Charlie 1964. Just noticed that lol. Post a pic and well be able to identify the model for you.

#4 WillCarter

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:20 PM

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Edited by WillCarter, 08 November 2017 - 11:25 PM.


#5 Daz1968

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 11:32 PM

Need to see a picture, I have a 1962 deluxe thats very original so can identify one pretty easily.

#6 Charlie1964

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:51 AM

Hehe yes our mini is a 1964.

This is her. She does have deluxe trims. This was how she arrived. Looking a little different now we've started some work.

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#7 Itsaminithing

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:52 AM

It's easy to tell the difference - flip it over, it will be stamped on the bottom.... or is that just the Dinky Toy Mini :unsure:

 

1964 so it's either an Austin Mini, or a Super De Luxe & I don't know the difference! (Couldn't you sell it & buy a Mk3.... i know a lot about the Mk3).

I can see a lot of Super De Luxe bits in the pic but original parts could have been removed/swopped so if it was mine i'd apply for a Heritage Certificate https://www.britishm...ge-certificates

It should tell you which model it is, & it's a nice thing to have anyway when you own a genuine 60s Mini.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

hehe we do have a 68 Mk2 as well, but we are selling it on as a project for someone else.

 

The V5 and rear badges state Austin Mini, we want to try to keep it as original as possible, it has the deluxe wheel trims, but if its not the deluxe we want to swap them out for the original caps. 



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:31 AM

http://www.minipassi...s/brochures.htm - might give some clues?



#10 Minigman

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

The super deluxe had the following as std;
Bumper over riders, full wheel trims, covered lower dash rail with chrome finishing strip, 3 clock oval binnacle, chrome petrol cap, opening rear quarter windows and chrome windscreen inserts. The basic model had none of these so hopefully youll have most of these as it looks as though yours is an SDL from the pic you posted. Hope this helps.

#11 Minigman

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:03 PM

Basics are a lot more rare than an SDL. The model known as a Deluxe finished in 1963 and was superseded by the Super Deluxe. The basic remained as a basic.

Edited by Minigman, 11 November 2017 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:53 PM

Check the chassis plate, is there an S after the A-A2S7-?

#13 Itsaminithing

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

Check the chassis plate, is there an S after the A-A2S7-?

Doh!   Why didn't i think of that.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

great thank you, i'll have a look at the chasis number. 






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