Best early Mini and Minor Van

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Tim Hale
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Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby Tim Hale » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:08 pm

Would you advise?

I am moving from the early 50's to 1960, but my small number of early 50's vehicles could be replaced by a Minor van and an early Mini but who makes the 'best' of these two BL icons?

Thank you

Tim

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Re: Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby David B » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:22 pm

Tim,

There's no Mini here, but have you seen this list? There are many other road vehicles from the period.

David

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Re: Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby Tim V » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:25 pm

Plenty of 50s vehicles around into the 70s, I was driving a 1954 split screen Morris Minor in 1974.
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Re: Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby jim s-w » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:00 pm

Hi Tim

Dunno about the moggie but i prefer the corgi mini to the oxford one. Its a good idea to strip the caked on paint off and fit wheels from the springside mini as per the white one below.

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Hth

Jim
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Re: Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby Tim Hale » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:36 am

Jim,

Many thanks.

One will appear in the car park of Beaminster Road.

Tim

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Re: Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby frizby » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:41 am

jim s-w wrote:Hi Tim

Dunno about the moggie but i prefer the corgi mini to the oxford one. Its a good idea to strip the caked on paint off and fif wheels from the springside mini as per the white one below.

Image

Hth

Jim


White Mini appears to be a Mk1 (rear lights and window size) and would be more in keeping with 60s.

Andy

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Re: Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby Tim Hale » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:32 pm

I finally managed to obtain a Corgi Mini by purchasing the 'paint it yourself' pack for just £4.00.

The Mini is definitely the same as the white car with smaller rear window but I remain perplexed as Corgi is owned by Hornby as is Oxford?

Surely some mistake?

Tim

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Re: Best early Mini and Minor Van

Postby jim s-w » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:16 pm

Dont be Tim

The yellow one started off from the same model as the white one.

Cheers

Jim


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