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#46 sledgehammer

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

With the sharp "v" in the roof - it doesn't look rolled , but dropped

there were probably others crashed

my Dad used to ferry a lot of BMC / Leyland around to the airfields

there were quite a few big accidents there and a few deaths over the years - sadly

#47 Steely

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

i also heard that it had fallen off the line.

there are several threads on 28dayslater, its a great site and im partial to a little urbex-ing myself!


Same here, urbexing is my favourite hobby lol.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

With the sharp "v" in the roof - it doesn't look rolled , but dropped

there were probably others crashed

my Dad used to ferry a lot of BMC / Leyland around to the airfields

there were quite a few big accidents there and a few deaths over the years - sadly


still happens
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/9800544.Honda_devastated_by_driver___s_death/

#49 666junky

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

Can i see evidence of you / your parents working at the factory? Information like this is rare and the more we have the better ;)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

so how many miles are on the clock of the clubby ?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

There are 11 miles on the clock

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

Can i see evidence of you / your parents working at the factory? Information like this is rare and the more we have the better ;)

hi well i dont have any "evidence as my dad died in 97 and my mom died in 2005 ironically she died on 20 april 2005 the official day the factory closed and i worked there from 1986 to 1992 if you need the evidence i will supply it but i will need to know what you need it for ...also my father in law who drove a taxi in the 60s used to every morning pick up alec issigonis and bring him to longbridge

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

so how many miles are on the clock of the clubby ?

if you need any more photos of the tunnel mini just let me know and i will supply them for you

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

Are you working at SAIC

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

Are you working at SAIC

the mini and the tunnels are no longer in the hands of mg the tunnels are now owned by the devolopers and with the land being devoloped the tunnels will soon be capped of i work closeley with the devolopers and the demolition guys so i have had a LEGAL access to the tunnels and the mini

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

Who legally owns the land/car though?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

Who legally owns the land/car though?

the developers are st modwen who will cap off the tunnel i myself have retrieved alot of pieces from the old austin factory all legaly with the developers and the demolition companies consent i wish i could of saved more ...as for the mini its a shame it was never given the chance some purists say it should stay for prosterity myself i believe it should be removed but as the tunnels have been bricked up to just a door sized opening i dont think it will ever be removed ...such a shame realy as it is the last mini to leave longbridge i bet some mini owners would love to say that.....i own the last mini to leave longbridge

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:47 PM

a part of me thinks it's a good idea to seal a mini up in the old tunnels for ever

it could be a bit of a find for someone hundreds of years later

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

If you do that, leave a message!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:56 PM

it is also a 1275gt in reynard bronze ...quite a rare car indeed and the damage can all be repaired with a little tap here and there




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