Old Mini Adverts

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

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Quote from: MPlayle on August 06, 2022, 07:43:23 PM
The add in the lower right corner of the back side for The Lobster restaurant indicates "now in its 41st year" and the restaurant opened in 1919 (found on this website via searching the restaurant name and address https://www.cardcow.com/105869/lobster-145-w-45th-new-york/).

That means the ad is likely from a publication in 1960.

Nice bit of investigative work!

BruceK

Good detective work!  So, 62 years ago the restaurant was 41 years old! 
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BruceK

Another obscure special edition Mini, apparently for the French market, the Printemps (Springtime).
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MiniDave

#78
And yet another completely different set of side marker lamps.

No yellow headlights?

Looks like a Leyland badge on the front, so that sort of determines the era, right?

And even brandy new the door doesn't fit well at the bottom edge!  ::)
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BruceK

France kept the yellow headlights up to the early 1990s, and that is definitely a pre-1984 Mini. Perhaps the ad was for the French-speaking parts of Belgium or Switzerland?

Yeah, the poor door fit speaks to how they were built in "the good old days" doesn't it? 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

MPlayle

A search for "Austin Mini Printemps" came up with this site that indicates it was a 500 unit edition for France in 1979.

https://www.austinminiwebsearch.com/printemps.html


BruceK

Quote from: MPlayle on August 07, 2022, 11:20:04 AM
A search for "Austin Mini Printemps" came up with this site that indicates it was a 500 unit edition for France in 1979.

https://www.austinminiwebsearch.com/printemps.html

Ah. It was France eh?  So perhaps it had yellow bulbs sitting in clear headlamp reflectors?

I see by the specs it also has "un tableau de bord en bois" which I believe is a wooden dashboard.  So fancy! 
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2002 MINI Cooper S
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

A nice box of "go faster".
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

#83
The Mini 25 model introduced the changes for the Mk V version of the Mini in 1984.  Twelve inch wheels, 8.4 inch disc brakes, and wheel arch flares were some of the new improvements.  In fact, every single Mini made for the next 16 years was fitted with some type of flares. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

Umm.  I want to discuss this ad, but I'm not sure what particular points to mention. 
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

ve9aa

I can think of 2.......... 127.gif
Mike in NB

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BruceK

The idea sounds good but this didn't seem to catch on.

Is that the scoop on the right-hand side of the ad?
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2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

#87
Wait. You mean you don't need a giant SUV or a minivan to transport a miniature human?

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ve9aa

Quote from: BruceK on August 11, 2022, 04:34:33 PM
The idea sounds good but this didn't seem to catch on.

Is that the scoop on the right-hand side of the ad?

So...it mounts on a roofrack or something and acts like a tubular horizontal  turbine?
I've obvious never tried it, but my little lizard brain tells me it would be no match for air flows around a car at highway speeds.
(standing still, maybe)
Like using  a hair drier outside on a cold winters windy day.  Won't happen !
Mike in NB

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

ve9aa

Quote from: BruceK on August 11, 2022, 04:37:09 PM
Wait. You mean you don't need a giant SUV or a minivan to transport a miniature human?
Every (and I do mean E-V-E-R-Y) time I see a nice Mini Traveler, I wish I had held out for one.  I just love the ultilitarian look of them and have personally owned lots of station wagons, hatch backs and small pickups and SUV's.  I pretty much always end up "hauling stuff around".

Don't get me wrong, I love my Austin Mini City-E, but a traveler would be uber cool to have.  Even a Clubby Estate.  Almost bought one from Big Al one time, but money was real tight that year and the deal didn't go down.  I miss Big Al and all those Minis he had for sale. (RIP Big Guy)
Mike in NB

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

BruceK

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

ve9aa

Mike in NB

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

MiniDave

Isn't it a Clubman Clubvan?  ;D
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BruceK

Not a Mini ad of course, but I'm including it here to show how the Mini's front end styling - including the iconic grille design - was really just based upon other larger Austin models. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
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BruceK

An ad from South Africa.  The Mini was sold alongside the Apache, which was basically a Morris 1100 (Austin America) with a South Africa-only front end design and a boot tacked on. Sort of sort of what happened with the Elf & Hornet with the Mini.
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ve9aa

Quote from: BruceK on August 17, 2022, 06:37:27 PM
Not a Mini ad of course, but I'm including it here to show how the Mini's front end styling - including the iconic grille design - was really just based upon other larger Austin models.

For 1/2 a second I nearly thought that car in the foreground was a 1960's Volvo 122S
( I know the grill is a bit different ).  Many mfr's of cars in that era used similarish styling Q's
(Big fenders/wings and headlights for example)

Very nice !
Mike in NB

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

MiniDave

#96
That Apache looked more like a 60's/70's Audi to me!

https://images.app.goo.gl/SxJLBWkDJjxvC22y7
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BruceK

I think these might have sold well in the US if they had been available here with the 13" wheels and the pickup bed.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

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

ve9aa

Quote from: BruceK on August 18, 2022, 05:49:58 PM
I think these might have sold well in the US if they had been available here with the 13" wheels and the pickup bed.

Me likey !  Kinda like a Japanese Kei class mini/micro truck.  (but bigger!) (nobodies said that about a MOKE, I'll bet)
Mike in NB

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