other Miniaki

Limitowane i/lub ciekawe Mini:

Clubman Estate

W roku 1969 Mini, należący do koncernu British Leyland przeszedł modernizację pod kierownictwem stylisty Roya Haynesa, który wcześniej pracował dla Forda. Zaproponował on nową wersję nadwozia nazwaną Clubman, która charakteryzowała się dłuższą komorą silnika zapewniając swobodniejszy dostęp i większe bezpieczeństwo podczas czołowych zderzeń. Przód został rozszerzony, replacing the more common mini rounded square lines, introduced a new grill, bumpers and headlights.
Przednia część Clubmana była wizualnie zbliżona do większego Austina Maxi, wyposażono go nawet w dokładnie te same wskaźniki i zewnętrzne światła, które były montowane w Maxi. Estate otrzymał po poprzednich modelach mini przesuwne tylne szyby. Nadwozie zostało ozdobione pasami imitującymi drewno, które zastąpiono w 1977 roku malowanymi pasami w kontrastowych kolorach. In 1973 roku ujednolicono też lusterka boczne i przeniesiono z przodu maski na boczne drzwi. As for the interior , nie dokonano „rewolucyjnych” zmian. Po raz pierwszy w Mini Clubmanie wprowadzono możliwość ustawienia wentylacji/ nawiewu do wnętrza auta. Dodatkowo wprowadzono unikalne wykończenia i materiały dla tapicerek oraz trójramienną kierownicę ze znaczkiem “Clubman”. Oprócz niewielkiego liftingu przeprowadzonego w 1976 years, Clubmany pozostały praktycznie takie same podczas całej produkcji.

Model Estate to nawiązanie do modeli Mini Countryman i Traveller z przesuwanymi tylnymi szybami i podwójnymi tylnymi drzwiami. Wyposażenie standardowe: sporych rozmiarów, obszyta skórą kierownica, dwa zegary, mały panel z kontrolkami i sterowaniem nawiewem, prosta półka, popielniczka zamontowana w podłodze na moście za przednimi fotelami, pasy z przodu i kanapy bez zagłówków.

Wersje Clubman nie przyjęły się i po 10 latach zaprzestano ich produkcji wracając do klasycznej “okrągłej”, dobrze sprzedającej się konstrukcji Mini.

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September 1969: rozpoczęła się produkcja Mini Clubmana Estate (X/A2W2 576).
October 1969: podano cenę do wiadomości publicznej – 763 GBP.
October 1970: wprowadzono blokadę kierownicy.
June 1971: zaprzestanie montażu zawieszenia typu Hydrolasic, zmiana na “Gruszki”. Ulepszenie budowy drążków kierowniczych.
February 1972: poprawa synchronizatorów skrzyni biegów 99h 353EH 275.337.
April 1972: wprowadzono rozłączne łożyska rolkowe na biegu jałowym.
December 1972: wprowadzono alternator .
April 1973: zmiana lewarka zmiany biegów na typ Rod-shift
June 1973: wprowadzono nowe typy sworzni na półosiach, poprawiono mocowanie drzwi.
February 1973: wprowadzono opony radialne.
February 1974: wprowadzono bębnowe pasy bezpieczeństwa.
June 1974: wprowadzono ogrzewaną tylną szybę i dwuczęściowy tłumik. Nowy system numeracji nadwozia XL2S2 i XL2W2 101.
October 1975: wprowadzono matreriałowe wykończenia foteli i rozkładane w standardzie przednie fotele. Punkty mocowania pasów bezpieczeństwa przeniesiono do tyłu (XL2W2 255208). Wprowadzono termostat z większym zakresem stopni. Wyprodukowano ostatnie wersje z silnikiem 998cc dostępne z automatyczną skrzynią biegów (XL2W2 259638), wprowadzono większą pojemność – 1098 cc.
May 1976: Wprowadzono nowy czarny grill składający się z dwóch poziomych pasków w kształcie krzyża i znaczkiem mini w centrum.
July 1977: Nowe wzory kołpaków, skórzana kierownica, zamykany korek paliwa, światła cofania i przyciemniane szyby (XC2W2 455434). Naklejane pasy w kontrastowym kolorze.
August 1980: Wyprodukowano ostatnie modele (XC2W200 751088).

Mini Marcos

Mini Marcos was designed by Brian Moulton and Malcolm Newell in the DART project. Body entirely of fiberglass was simple in design with a slightly scruffy appearance. Mechanical parts, including engine and frame were used in the classic Mini produced by BMC. Auto track debuted at Castle Combe in September 1965, officially inaugurated the exhibition Car Racing at Earls Court in London, in January 1966 years. Marcos established numerous speed records, which have survived to this day.

In 1967 years refined body shape with recessed infusion of fuel and rounded wheel arches. Mk III differed from the Mk II rear window can be opened. They were most frequently produced version of Marcos and only they have the approval of the road (party 50 car has been prepared between February 1967 and January 1968). The disadvantage of cars "civil" was the lack of access to the trunk from the outside. Problem was solved by introducing a factory option - opening rear window. Additional party 40 pieces was licensed in Ireland, and a similar number in South Africa. Organizational problems led to the fall of Marcos Cars Components Ltd 1971 years. The company was bought by Rob Walker and the name Marcos Ltd, launched Mk IV. Opening rear window was standard serial, body has been upgraded – CD is based on a much larger Mini Travellerze. Thanks Marcos was longer and higher, than its predecessors, have more space in the cabin and provide the driver a better position to ride. In 1975 Marcos, the production company was acquired by D&H Harolda Dermotta. With minor changes in the production model remained until 1981 years, Dermott implemented when the production of Midas. After the fire company law and the form of Mini Marcos returned to former owner. In response to the great interest of buyers from Japan in the nineties was ongoing production car – Mk VI.

Equipped with wheels 12 ' (and even 13 'low profile) a slightly modified line arches of air intakes on the bonnet was still characteristic of the models Mk I and II external hinges. Introduced rear spoiler, but the car with him were selling very poorly and quickly withdrawn from the additive. Marcos offer comfort in the form of automatically opening windows and lock, also mounted under the dash air conditioning on the passenger side. Though, they were sold only in the UK the whole production went to export to Japan. Chassis is based on the Mini 1.3i, with a steel body which caused, that access to the Rover was independent of, cheaper and less disruptive. Production continued until 1995 This year, two special samples were prepared racing. In subsequent years, the subsequent sale of rights produced only body panels and. In the wake of the great success Marcosów automotive events in the Goodwood Revival and Silverstone, resumed in 2005 Mk production year. VI entering the GT version of the flip front and merged with plexiglass windows.

IMA

Under the mysterious acronym hides Portuguese company Industria de Montagem de Automoveis mount Austin'a, Morris’a i Mini, gdzie została wyprodukowana oryginalna wersja Mini IMA oparta na vanie, so retained external hinges, unique to this version are single rear door hinged at the top.

Produced in the 1976 – 1980

Beach Car

The BMC built a small number of luxury cars beach. By definition, there were no doors and windows, and protection against the sun roof was also available in the form of a canopy of canvas. Auto over stylistic change under the leadership of Dick Burzi, who took care of the more elegant furnishings and fittings. 16 cars were specially made for the Grande Lux, which allocated them for hotel guests and a shuttle service to the beach bar.

In the picture: Innocenti Mini Mare

Pimlico

Bodies made of composites by Fibretech GRP and distributed by Domino Cars (GB) Ltd do 2007 was called Domino. Currently, production is continued by the Organisation DominoCars. Based on the classic Mini was offered three models: Pimlico, First, HT. All bodies are made of fiberglass convertible version, no "seams", with higher suspension, characteristic thresholds, often with a two-tone painting, additionally request can be provided with wheels 13 '. Models have been specifically re-designed, to be able to include high-tech security.
Pimlico, designed 1986 years, is convertible with a fabric roof, if a door is hinged to the outer, Premier is equipped with a hinged door, HT (Hart Top) most closely resembles the traditional Mini hardtop.

Wildgoose Camper

Mini motor home! Designed for retired couple wanting to travel around the country. Wildgoose has been produced in limited quantities by the company in Sussex in southern England in the 1960. It is based on the chassis of Mini Van and a set of adaptation, which cost depending on equipment from £ 445, £ 480 from £ 601. Standard equipment was a dinette, double beds, table, hangings, cabinets and water tanks. According to the specifications had to reach up 70 mph, but the real rate was 50 mph.

Mini de Ville

Company Harold Radford & What South Kensington in London came up with the idea of ​​manufacturing "mini plush". The base of the car was a "salon" mini, which was equipped with exclusive extras, depending on the tastes and budget of the owner. In April 1963 Some new conversions developed by Graham J. Arnold (Director of Lotus car sales) – called “Mini de Ville”. Versions were offered “Luxury” in “Bel Air” of different packages, the price of 87 of 223 £. You can be equipped with a mini leather seats, Front electric windows, full sunroof, air conditioning and front fenders and headlights of Bentley, walnut interior and upgraded engine 1275 cc, twin carburettors, Power, front disc brakes, Sports exhaust and adjustable gas shock absorbers. Popularly known as "Mini Radford" has become one of the hottest cars of the 60's and has become a favorite car of many stars of music and film (John Lennon, Steve McQueen). Prices of cars were sometimes staggering in 1963 the standard mini living room cost £ 679 and Mini de Ville until 2600 £.

MiniSprints

The idea was to reduce air resistance and better adapted for racing cars. In 1965 started with "home-" production cars in Wallisdown. In May 1966 MiniSprint the project was transferred to the garages Corsley'a. This significantly raised the quality of production and trim. Several cars were sent to Copenhagen as well as the buyer in France. In total, produced about 85 MiniSprints before the project was sold to the distributor London British Leyland – Stewart i Arden.

Steve McQueen

Even the American film star Steve McQueen had a mini. In Hollywood, it was a very rare and unique car. The actor chose the Mini Cooper S 1275 of 1967 (is given as 1961) Racing Green color but, he liked the car to adapt to his style gave the Mini into the hands of a stylist Lee Brown, who repainted them actor favorite color - brown metallic with beige sunroof. They exchanged a wider circle, Changed inside - fitting brown leather seats, wooden board, and components of door lining. Was the same one fog light on the front bumper.

Photo clubscmm.com

Pink Panter

photo: imcdb.org
Incidentally watching "shots in the dark" stumbled on the most famous mini-60s. So, as Inspector Clouseau drove a mini and not just what. The original car was owned by Peter Sellers'a, that being passionate and collector cars ordered in 1963 a special version of its mini Hooper Motor Services Ltd. Auto cost as much as a new Rolls Royce - the price consisted of a special leather upholstery, Wilton carpets, additional instruments, board and steering wheel made of walnut but mostly original paint. Numerous decorative chrome contrasted with black color car, the sides of the car were covered with thousands of hand-made yellow lines creating an imitation wicker mat. Masterpiece was made by a craftsman and painted royal laments anecdote proclaimed, that he was able to paint a car body only after the second bottle of red wine. Actor RHD car which has been copied by Radford on the film, but in the version of the LHD, movie aired in June 1964. The car was the private collection of actor a few years – at his home in southern France, then gave it to a friend – director Blakowi Edwards, who took him to California.

Picture: supercars.net
Mini returned to the UK in the mid- 1990 the car museum, where he regained his former glory. In 2009 year appeared at auction collector issued for 35 000 – 40 000 pounds.

Broadspeed GT Coupe

The most beautiful (by me) mini and my dream to meet after buying a winning lottery ticket with an accumulation of. Currently, it is classified 9 original copies, the rest are replicas. Drowning is as follows: two are in Germany, four in England (two in one owner) rest in Japan. Broadspeed GT Coupe, which produced a total of only 28 copies are rarely encountered in the midst of a copy of 5 387 862 Mini.

Was produced in the sixties in the Broadspeed Limited of Sparkbrook – who occupied a large part of the market tuning and car accessories in collaboration in with the British Motor Corporation (BMC) Mini and factory in Birmingham.
The idea for the car came from a famous racing driver and engineer specializing in engine tuning – Ralph Broad belonged to which company.
The car was designed in 1962 years. The basis was a solid mini, has been duly modified by definition resemble the shape of a car was a luxury car – Martina Astona lub Jaguara DB 6 and provide the missing link of small luxury cars in the family mini-. A characteristic feature of the new model was extended back – cut. This was at the time supporting an essential element of aerodynamics, because the auto was intended to be sportier version. Front end including: mask, wheel, the door remained appearance of a typical mini. The roof and rear (modified) part of the car is made of fiberglass reinforced with steel brackets ensuring the rigidity of the body. As a result, auto retains all the characteristics of a typical mini but with a much reduced mass. And it is these modern for its time materials have given rise to cease production. The car was indeed a modern and fast but expensive.

Broadspeedy were produced in five versions of the engine capacity:
• 850 the price 808 Pounds
• GT 998 (Mini Cooper) – 915 Pounds
• Lux - 1068 Pounds
• Super Lux - 1511 Pounds
• GTS - produced only on special order and for selected customers.
Auto spite of modern lines and materials used have a losing streak in the automotive world as well as opinion-press. Frequently Broadspeedowi allegations of low production and poor quality of execution. Unfortunately, in practice, these bad reviews are confirmed. Broadspeed GT production was completed in 1968 years, Sparkbrook when the workshops were to be demolished, to make room for the newly constructed bypass.
After the fall of Broadspeed GT in the UK car forms were sent to Australia, where a small number was produced by Brian Foley Motors eliminating quality problems.
Foley Broadspeeda produced based on the Cooper S with a basic version of the de luxe mini engine without modification, and version 2 +2 With. Engine modifications introduced in Super Delux model and they rely on changing the head of the compression 10,5:1, using a larger shaft and two carburettors jednocalowych “YOUR ", thereby providing power 90 KM.
It was the thoroughbred sports car. Established a record in the legendary race around Australia. Broadspeed GTS was also the best car racing season 1966/67.

Mini 1275GT

Mistakenly called the Clubman GT, Mini 1275GT was “male racer” and the only sporting Mini sold in the UK after a year 1971, when production ceased Cooper S with an engine capacity 1275 cm ³. Characterized by a lower purchase price, was also cheaper to use than its predecessor. Introduced a unique upholstery, specimens of which were modified in 1975 in 1977 (external as well as emblems), three-spoke steering wheel with GT stamp and first triple tachometer clocks.

Podobnie jak pozostałe Clubmany – Estate i Saloon charakteryzował się on kwadratowym przodem, zmieniony grill, bumpers and headlights. Clubmany were also precursors to shift clocks from the middle of the board on the driver's side. Modification of engineers liked it, that made it all Mini. GT stand suitable emblems and distinctive stripes on the sides of the car. Auto had a very good performance: acceleration of 0 of 60 mi / h (96 km / h) was 12,9 seconds, and thanks to the perfectly matched torque in top gear could increase the speed of 30-50 miles / h in 9 seconds.
From 1974 roku 1275GT był pierwszym autem oferowanym z oponami, na których można było kontynuować jazdę po ich przebiciu, model można było zamawiać z 12-calowymi opona Dunlop Denovo. Ogumienie to nie pękało i nie uchodziło z niego szybko powietrze, dzięki temu można było bezpiecznie kontynuować jazdę z prędkością nieprzekraczającą 50 mi / h. Jednakże hałas podczas jazdy i relatywnie zła przyczepność sprawiły, że ta opcja często była ignorowana przez nabywców. Clubmany były lepiej wyposażone, ale konsekwencją zmian była wyższa cena auta w stosunku do „klasycznego” mini.

The most interesting "version of a" Mini 1275GT Australian model was produced from July 1971. This basically MK I with preserved outer hinges, dual tail lamps and a small rear window. It marked the atrapce Mini emblem in red, original handles and straps on the hood and side of the car looks a bit like a shark gills, Hydrolastic suspension and dual carburetors.

photo: bmcexperience.com.au

Wood & Pickett

In 1947 , Bill Wood and Les Pickett founded Wood & Pickett. It was not until 1960 years, has officially been registered in the name give Ltd, becoming known in the automotive community with the "tuning" Mini luxury models. The company has developed its own model of Mini - Margrave. Car was equipped with a distinctive leather roof, luxury leather armchairs, walnut plank with many clocks and accessories mounted in accordance with the wishes of customers. In 1965 Mini model was offered De Ville GT. New Managing Director – Collins, in the seventies focused on conversions Mini, although the company also had special models in the range Rover and Triumph.

photo: carandclassic.co.uk

In the eighties, to offer added exclusive Prestige Rover SD1. In 1986 The company was bought by Henlys, one of the largest franchise and moved to St Albans in Hertfordshire, where more emphasis is placed on highly profitable conversions Range Rover for customers in the Middle East. In the sixties Wood & Pickett Ltd has produced the world's most expensive versions of the Mini, one of them was a car for His Majesty Mohamed Bolkiah Sultan Temenggog with square headlights Brunei, Royal coat of arms on the hood and the gear lever is made of solid gold. Mini Wood & Pickett Mial Tez Mick Jagger of the actuator Laurence Harvey.

Wolseley Hornet i Riley Elf

Wolseley Hornet i Riley Elf produced from the early sixties were a small fraction of, luxury mini. Characterized by a larger car trunk - version sedan, characteristic front and a large amount of chromium with better quality interior: damping mats, leather seats and carpet in the trunk. Elves were differing versions of sports Hornet lack stamp on the grill, both at the beginning produced with an engine capacity 848 cm ³.

In 1962 Mk version. II engine was introduced cooperowski 998 and in September 1964 - Suspension of a Hydrolastic. In 1966 Mark introduced. III, where the door hinges are located inside the center. This idea appealed to engineers and used it in a production of the classic Mini.

In 1969 Wolseley'a discontinued Hornet and Riley Elf replacing them Clubman model.

Mini ERA

Mini ERA Turbo was to be a replacement for the Mini Cooper S. Between 1989 – 1990 produced 99 limited copies in the UK market (in colors: 53 BRG, 30 Red, 9 black, 4 White and 3 Silver) and 337 Japanese (in colors: 180 BRG, 157 Red). Based car as much as possible on standard Austin Rover components to eliminate lengthy and costly pre-production testing, however, introduces high standards and top quality technical achievements in the form of a modern automobile, comfortable and refined interior.

The name comes from Angielski Racing Automobiles ERA in brief. company was founded in 1933 year by Humphrey Cook, a wealthy Englishman with a great passion for motor racing and determination to build a race car competing in the international arena. The company has focused on building the capacity of small cars to 1,5 l. The ERA was first shown to the public 22 May 1934. Auto successfully compete with Maserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bugatti reaching the status of the most successful race car in Europe. After years of turmoil, the company was purchased by Solex, the name was changed to 1954 na Engineering Research & Application Ltd. and became a research center carburetors and fuel system. After 35 year break, ERA has returned to the small car design powerful and recognizable as a Mini, however, characteristic of the ERA – Mini Turbo, Type M. Fastest Mini models with excellent torque was conceived as a safe and predictable car in the hands of inexperienced drivers. Marcosów designer Dennis Adams made changes in body – aggressive spoilers fit, sporty appropriately matched to the increased power cars.

The interior is completely changed, luxurious materials used - leather and carefully selected fabrics. Changed dashboard answering modern standards, but with a hint of classicism – without digital devices. Specially designed sports seats have comfort guaranteed, also changed the position of the famous "bus driver" for a more comfortable, eliminating the noise in the cabin with special damping mats.
Power came from a well-known Austin Rover Series engine 1300 turbo, which gives reliable 94 HP at 6200 rpm, power was more important than the match averaged torque throughout the rev range, the performance of the car as high as possible. The car is sufficient to ensure user satisfaction and excitement from, but also "obey" in traffic. Mini turbo assembly required many hours of engineering and modification so that a small engine compartment to fit all the necessary arrangements and do not change body.

Appropriate modifications to the cooling water and oil to the engine and transmission to be sufficiently effective even at high temperatures. Of course, the introduction of increased power would be useless and dangerous without proper modification of the suspension and brakes. The suspension is designed by computer simulation, which are then tried out in practice on the test track at Castle Combe. Specially designed with lowered suspension is essential for the power 1,5 gradual negative, with increasing gap minimizes wheel oversteer - the problem front-wheel cars. Uses shock absorbers with adjustable firmness and around the entire car ospojlerowanie, which resulted in a car that was lower and even more "stuck to the road". Modified braking system consisted of ventilated front disc brakes with four-piston calipers, while the modified rear drums and shoes. Brake assist system that caused the brakes to react under light pressure on the pedal. The system has been so modernized, work to optimize the car's brakes and stability even under the harshest conditions. Era equipped with a one-piece alloy wheels in size 6×13”, low-profile Goodyear tires in size 165x60x13 "and each wheel is checked and balanced before assembly. Were secured on the car anti-theft screws.

Moke

Moke is an archaic term donkey, the name was not chosen, because the car was to be supported by the British Army in difficult terrain. Originally conceived as a light military vehicle because of the small wheels and a low suspension in practice did not work, gained popularity only in the civilian version of the commercial vehicle. Especially liked the tropical beach resorts of acting as a vehicle. Was produced at the factory in Oxford Mini, later in Birmingham to eventually move production abroad to Australia and Portugal, where 1993 produced last copy. The first models were produced in the color "green spruce", later introduced a white color.

Accessories, inter alia, such as tarpaulin, if the new owner had sprinklers installed in bought yourself a car. Extremely simple construction panels, windscreen and removable tubular structure "cabin" cause, that you can basically make the same repairs and replacement of parts. All components are the same as in the standard mini. Australian version is equipped with wheels 13, Portuguese gained a stiffer structure "cage" and the possibility of imposing canvas areas including door and side zipper.

Ogle 1000 SX

The first cars OGLE 1000 SX were produced on the chassis supplied by the client Mini with bodywork made of glass fiber by the establishment of David Ogle. Conversion cost only 550 £. From 1962 you could buy complete cars manufactured on the basis of a Mini Cooper with an engine capacity 997, but in principle any Mini chassis specification was accepted. It is recognized, that produced 66 Car pieces, which 41 survived to the present day. After the death of the owner of the company stopped production, last OGLE 1000 SX left the factory in 1964, a w 1966 forms were sold to Fletcher engaged in building boats. The company unveiled a concept car GT Fletcher 1967 na Show Car Racing.

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