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#1 WminBtn

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 06:48 PM

Hi,

  I'm afraid I don't  own a  Mini , although  I do have quite a  few diecast ones. 

 I am  trying  to find out  information about  a children's book about a red Mini which I used to love  back in the  70's.

 I have  tried all other lines of  enquiry  without  success, which is  why I have registered here.

 The book is from  the  early to mid  70's and  is about a red Mini with dark windows who (I think) shared a garage with a  vintage car, which was  possibly a Rolls or a Bentley.   The  Mini gets  stolen  and  finally ends  up in a  scrap yard,before  being rescued  and returning  home.

  Any of this  ring any bells ? I was hoping  that  some of  you who collect Mini related  books  and  items might  have  some recollection of it.

   Thanks,

    Will



#2 WillCarter

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 06:59 PM

Speedy the Mini?

https://www.google.c...i71.lHP_zUtqeig

Edited by WillCarter, 31 July 2018 - 07:00 PM.


#3 Toeknee

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 07:19 AM

Something from the gumdrop series?

https://en.m.wikiped...g/wiki/Gumdrop_(book_series)

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 09:27 PM

It wasn't  Speedy , the artwork was  less cartoon like .  It was  the  same era as the Gumdrop books,

.After  racking  my  brains  last  light , I think  the  Mini  might  have  been  named  Gem.   I remember  a  line  in the book  which  went  something  like ' He had  dark windows  which  made  him look  mysterious' .

 

Will



#5 mab01uk

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:08 PM

Might be worth a try asking on the Mk1 forum below:-

http://mk1-forum.net...289b20dc7046a13






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