Pic Of The Week: A Rally Good Mini

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Today's POTW was a bit of a no-brainer. In a week where Mini officially announced its return to rallying, a BMC-based nostalgia trip was all but inevitable.

The news that Mini was coming back with a Prodrive-run WRC team had us immediately all rheumy-eyed for the halcyon days of the 1960s, when the plucky Mini took on the likes of Lancia, Porsche and V8 Fords - and won.

This shot is taken from the 1968 Monte Carlo rally, where Rauno Aaltonen and Henry Liddon took third place behind two Porsche 911s. We particularly like the flanges (for want of a better word) on the front wings of the car, even though we have no idea what they are. We think they're probably snow guards off some sort, but they almost look like a rudimentary aerodynamic aid...

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  • I WISH 04 Aug 2010

    Flat6 said:
    I WISH said:
    Makes me think twice about selling mine ...... but it has to go frown
    Don't do it! I sold my Mk1 a few years back and regretted it ever since. Even building another didn't help (because it's not a Mk1). Sad I know, but true. I'd be very interested in yours (it looks a beautiful car) but knowing how values have rocketed it would be way out of my price range, particularly as I'm also on the hunt for an Elise smile
    I'm not sure that I should admit to this ...... but I also have a 1998 S1 Elise that I've had from new. But I'm definitely not selling it!

    Buy one .... you'll not regret it.

    sperm





  • Flat6 03 Aug 2010

    I WISH said:
    Makes me think twice about selling mine ...... but it has to go frown
    Don't do it! I sold my Mk1 a few years back and regretted it ever since. Even building another didn't help (because it's not a Mk1). Sad I know, but true. I'd be very interested in yours (it looks a beautiful car) but knowing how values have rocketed it would be way out of my price range, particularly as I'm also on the hunt for an Elise smile


  • morgrp 02 Aug 2010

    I WISH said:
    Wonderful nostalgic shot.

    Makes me think twice about selling mine ...... but it has to go frown



    Still the most innovative car design of the last century.

    Old Issy was a genius.

    sperm
    That is gorgeous

  • RTH 02 Aug 2010

    Indeed .

  • I WISH 02 Aug 2010

    Wonderful nostalgic shot.

    Makes me think twice about selling mine ...... but it has to go frown



    Still the most innovative car design of the last century.

    Old Issy was a genius.

    sperm

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