Old Mini Adverts

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

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BruceK

Selling special edition Minis in the Netherlands in the late 1980s.

Racing Green, Flame, and Checkmate
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Early 1960s Mini ad touting the novel - for the time - transverse placement of the engine to make the car more spacious.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

#277
The Clubman nose models are the big stars of the Mini world according to this ad, and they cost more.   The round nose version is still available at 850 and 1000 cc's and they are definitely at the bottom of the Mini lineup at this point in time.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

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

BruceK

Selling the Clubman wagon.  I owned a Mini in this bright Pagent Blue and it really stood out.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Hornet ad showing the internal hinge doors with roll up windows that would appear on regular Minis four years later. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

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

BruceK

Promotional photo of Mini coming off the assembly line painted like the Union flag. 

I believe this was the first Mini ever painted like this and it was shipped off to Montreal for display at the Expo '67 World Fair (back when world fairs were a big thing).
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Seems to be an ad for the later Portuguese-built Moke.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Newspaper ad from Australia in the 1960s.  Only Morris-badged Minis were sold in Oz - never Austins for some reason.  Note the reference to these being BMC cars first, then Morris models.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

ve9aa

Suddenly
Quote from: BruceK on April 20, 2023, 05:53:26 PMSeems to be an ad for the later Portuguese-built Moke.

I have the urge to drive a MOKE on a beach in Portugal!
Mike in NB

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

BruceK

#286
Some peeks into the exciting world of Broadspeed back in the 1960s. 

Pretty darn impressive performance out of a modified Mini: 128mph.  :13:  And look at the prices!

The James Bond/Aston Martin DB5 influence of the mid-1960s definitely affected the rear styling!
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A list of all (most?) special edition Minis from the final 2 decades of Mini production.  I think these are the ones for the British home market and there were other special editions unique to Europe and Japan.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Does this make my nose look big?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

ve9aa

Quote from: BruceK on May 07, 2023, 07:38:43 PMA list of all (most?) special edition Minis from the final 2 decades of Mini production.  I think these are the ones for the British home market and there were other special editions unique to Europe and Japan.

That's pretty cool. I've never seen them all(?) listed like that.
My 1987 is an "Austin Mini City-E"  - perhaps way too common to make the list?

Thanks for all your Mini ads.  I look here often to see them Bruce.
Mike in NB

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

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Mike in NB

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

BruceK

A promotional photo from BMC showing John Cooper standing in front what is likely the launch of the first batch of Mini Cooper models in 1961.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Janspeed and their SOHC head upgrade for the Mini.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

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