Old Mini Adverts

Started by BruceK, September 11, 2017, 03:07:55 PM

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BruceK

Interesting. I guess the contrast is supposed to be between the boring conventional people in the background, and the crazy and fun loving '70s people who, of course, are choosing the cool Mini?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

#226
Where the Mini fit in the Morris range of cars, circa 1962 (year based upon the license plates not yet having a designated letter suffix).
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A Clubman 1275GT ad with some very 1970s colors. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A Mini ad from the late 1980s with an appeal to the fashion conscious.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

But......that's actually a good looking Mini, tho I would prefer shiny bumpers rather than those grey ones.....check out the wheel gaps!
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Yeah, big but "factory authentic" wheel gaps.

 :grin:


And nice paint color too. Suits the car very well.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

With the awful weather most of the country is having right now, this winter fun ad seems appropriate.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

When I lived in Colorado I drove my Mini year round, it was great in the snow and fun to buzz around. It always started easily too......

In KC I drove my Dino in the snow too back in the day - people looked at me like I was crazy, but it was my only car at the time, and it did great with the mid mounted engine/gearbox.
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

94touring

I daily drove a mini for years too.  Snow and all.

BruceK

Interesting design. Thigh support?  Yes indeedy.   In spades. But they don't exactly look comfortable.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

John & John.

A promo photo showing John Cooper and racer John Rhodes.  A couple of huge names in Mini history.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

Quote from: BruceK on December 27, 2022, 04:55:37 PMInteresting design. Thigh support?  Yes indeedy.   In spades. But they don't exactly look comfortable.

There were a set of these in the Cooper S I got from Iowa, the guy who sold me the car kept them. I didn't think the bolsters looked that big!
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Kind of crazy to think that by the time these school kids grew up and had their own children, the Mini was still in production, and their grownup children could buy a brand new one.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

It's the updated Hornet with Hydrolastic. And it has roll up windows many years before the regular Mini got those doors.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

From a brochure at the launch of the revived 1990s Cooper model.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

I guess those pop up sunroofs were really big then, didn't those go out of favor here in the 70's?
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Sorry to admit I had one installed in a brand new '86 car I bought.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

ve9aa

Very cool Bruce. Keep'm comin' !

:great:  :great:
Mike in NB

30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions at the shrink.

BruceK

How to buy a Moke in Oz as a business expense. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

#244
Not sure if this is a BMC or James Bond "Goldfinger" promotional photo, but here is Oddjob lifting up a Mini.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

As you might know, the Mini name was not always used in different markets. At one time the car was called the Austin Partner in Norway. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

And in Denmark the Mascot name was used instead of Mini.  Which led to the sporty version called the Mascot Cooper instead of the Mini Cooper.  Awkward.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

jeff10049

I probably posted these before but here they are again always fun to look at.

jeff10049

I have hundreds of ad's Ill add some from time to time.

BruceK

Oz Mokes stacked for shipping.  Pretty cool how the front and rear fenders provide a platform for the tires of the top Moke.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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