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Austin Mini Panel Van Heritage Certificate Questions


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#1 TimDaly


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 12:32 PM

I have an Austin Mini Panel Van built in Early Sept. 1968 that I have a few questions about.

First:  It was built on Sept 12th 1968, dispatched in Sept. 13th 1968 to Canada.  Would a car built at this point in the year be a 1968 or 1969 model year?

Second:  My certificate has the exterior colour listed as 'Primer'.  I assume this was common with the commercial vehicles as they would be painted in company colours once delivered.  Has anyone had this before on their certificate, or was there a specific reason that a panel van would be shipped in primer.  I also assume here that the inside and bottom would still have been painted in a finish colour (White?) prior to assembly.  Any input here?

Thank's for your help Mini Guru's!



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