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#1 GT Gray

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 06:41 PM

Hi Guys- As it says in the title back in the day I owned a bunch of Mini’s 850s Riley elf, Wolsley Hornet, a Traveller and a woody,1275 GT, but my pride and joy was a Van slightly unusual back in the 60s I fitted it with a 1275 Cooper S engine basically done to works spec twin 1”1/2s Janspeed LCB etc etc S brakes and servo,Minifins, lowered, Spax adjustable shocks.

I put a rear seat conversation in it and side windows and a one piece rear door !

It started out as a factory beige colour, later spraying it Teal blue with gold roof, then when Damask red came out I sprayed it that colour with a sliver roof.
According to a BMW driver one early morning off on holiday it was good for 110mph 😉
That’s all I can remember ( well it was nearly 50 years ago 😂😂)

So the mad bit is I’ve recently bought a 1275 GT !!!
And have started enjoying working on it these last few months no doubt you will be able to help me out as things progress.
Cheers for now Gray.

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#2 GT Gray

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 06:43 PM

Oh ! Picture taken in 1973 .

#3 g0myw

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 06:44 PM

that's going to keep you amused for some time ....
Have Fun..



#4 whistler

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:27 PM

Welcome from another 45 gap year.



#5 mab01uk

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 07:36 PM

Welcome to TMF !

 

Here are photos of my first Mk1 Mini from back in 1974:-

http://www.theminifo...1-mini-in-1974/



#6 ryebennet92

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:42 AM

Neat! Welcome to the forum. 



#7 hhhh

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 03:46 AM

Holy wheel spacers Batman!



#8 bpirie1000

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:46 AM

Welcome back. Must have leyland rust in the veins...... it never leaves you...

So where are the pics of the new 1275 in her life?
What's the plans for it...

#9 GT Gray

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:07 PM

Just found some more old pictures (sure someone said they liked old pictures)

When it was Teal Blue with a gold roof !

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:09 PM

The piccy !

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:13 PM

When it was factory Whitehall beige in the late 60s

Check out grill for extra rad ( for enhanced cooling 😂😂😂)

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