Old Mini Adverts

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

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BruceK

Mini hidden in the tall grass.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

These days this would be seen as sexist, but 60 years ago this appeal to women buyers was for a "man's car" they would like.

I think this is an ad from Australia back when they still used pounds instead of dollars.

Mark, isn't this the color of your Oz Mini?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

gr8kornholio

Possibly.  It turns out there are a lot of colors similar to mine.  I see pictures of them and ask and have yet to have someone say o yea mine is fiesta yellow too. 
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
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BruceK

London black cab driver is jealous of the Mini's maneuverability in city traffic.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

An aid for ventilation for Minis with sliding windows.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Okay, these aren't Mini advertisements per se, but you can be sure Austin/River/Innocenti were quite happy to have photos showing the CEOs of both Ferrari and Lamborghini using Minis as their own personal cars.  Enzo Ferrari's Mini was a personal gift from Alec Issigonis.  But it looks like Ferruccio Lamborghini purchased his own Mini.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

River? Both cars appear to be Innocentis, going by the repeaters on the front fenders and the bonnet badges
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

MPlayle

The Ferrari owned one appears "custom" as can be told by the repositioned front turn signals and added driving lights that look molded into the front panel.

The Lamborghini owned one looks very likely to be an Innocenti - appears to be MK-III as well (roll up windows, internally hinged doors, apparent Inno bonnet badge).


BruceK

Here's an article about the Ferrari Mini Cooper with an update on its present status. Not an Innocenti but a customized British Mini.

https://tcct.com/news/2021/01/did-ferrari-have-a-mini-no-two/
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Selling luxury in a Mini package with comfy leather seating and a nice wooden dashboard.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

That's an Autoplas dash cover, I only know that because there's a thread on it on TMF right now.
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

Quote from: MiniDave on March 01, 2023, 10:37:04 PMThat's an Autoplas dash cover, I only know that because there's a thread on it on TMF right now.

Wonder if it's a modern copy on an old Wood & Pickett design?  Like the modern copies of W&P wheel arches?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Moke Californian model (never sold in California), joins the lengthy list of other car models that were never sold in their namesake locations. 

Like the:

Corvair Monza
Oldsmobile Calais
Pontiac Parisian
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Pontiac LeMans
Ford Torino
Ford Granada
Mercury Milan
Dodge Monaco
Chrysler Cordoba
Cadillac Seville

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A promotional photo of Minis being exported.  This was back when each car had to be individually lifted by crane onto and off the ship - before the invention of the "roll on, roll off" car transport ships now used.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Apparently at one point in the German market your Mini dealer stocked both Italian Innocenti Minis as well as British Minis at the same time.  Quite a selection to choose from. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A promotional photo of a Mini model unique to South Africa - a Wolseley with the formal front nose of the Hornet but with the regular Mini's rounded "butt".

I really like the looks of this car.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

The Mini WildGoose RV conversation.  A big advantage to potential buyers was was it would fit into a normal garage.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

#267
Back in the 60's there was a special record company promotion in the Los Angeles area for The Beach Boys where they gave away some special zebra-striped Mini Mokes  called "Mini Surfers" with special fringe tops that were designed by George Barris, the King of Kustomized Kars. I've heard there were as many as 20 of these Mokes given away. Wonder where they ended up?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MiniDave

What went in the compartment over the top of the cab? I've seen one of these at MMEMW in Winona, Wi.

Is that some sort of hood scoop on the bonnet of the Moke?
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

MiniDave

#269
Does this make my butt look big?

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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

MiniDave

Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Quote from: MiniDave on March 24, 2023, 08:48:30 AMGerman Mini Importer



Really selling the English heritage of all those different BL models. And it includes a map of the factory locations.  Never mind that Germany tried bombing most of those locations during the war...   :embarrassed:



1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

An early BMC publicity photo of a Mini out in the English countryside.  Looks to be Speedwell Blue!
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A 1970s Mini ad showing a very '70s dark brown color.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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