Customised Minis etc...

Customised Minis etc...

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P5BNij

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Monday 30th July 2018
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I've been trawling through my hard drive looking for ideas for my current Mini project and thought I'd post some of the photos here... wink

Actor Laurence Harvey's 1966 Wood & Pickett Mk1 Cooper S...


W&P Mk2 Cooper S which belonged to Denny Laine of Wings in the '70s...


W&P Mk2 Cooper S on the London - Brighton run...


Deseamed W&P Mk3 Cooper S...


Another W&P Mk3 Cooper S...


W&P Mk2 Cooper S...




1970 Radford Mk2 Cooper S...


1967 Stewart & Ardern Radford Cooper S...


1964 Radford Cooper S...


Mickey Rourke's 1967 Radford Cooper S, this appeared in the first Austin Powers film with its original British reg' number...


One of the last Mk2 Cooper Ss done in the Radford style in 1970...


Slightly modified Innocenti Cooper 1300...


1970 Mk3 850 done up like a Radford / W&P...


George Harrison's Radford Cooper S before it was restored...


Another nicely modified Innocenti...


Looks like a standard Mk1 Cooper that's been deseamed but it's actually a Chilean built fibreglass bodied version...


A subtley modified '67 Mk1 with Mk2 rear screen and rear lights, internally hinged doors and Elf / Hornet indicators...





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P5BNij

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Some more modified classic Minis...









One off Bertone Mini Cooper S from 1966...


This apparent basket case '66 Mk1 Cooper S was salved recently and is now being restored, lots of nice period touches on it...








Very late Mk2 Cooper S with some subtle mods...


Early Clubman with typical '70s additions...


Partially deseamed Mk2 Cooper S...






Very rare 1967 Radford Cooper Mini 'Woodie', one of seven built and sold by John Cooper Garages, Steve McQueen owned one of them for a while...


Bee Gees drummer Colin Peterson with his 1966 Broadspeed GT...


George Harrison's Mk1 Cooper S being modified at the Radford works in King Street, Hammersmith in early '66... it was painted black for just over a year before it got the psychedelic treatment...


The same car almost thirty years later about to be restored...


John Lennon's Radford Cooper S in the car park at Abbey Road on 20th December 1966, which was done at the same time as George's (they were registered on the same day in February '66), rumours abound of it being stolen and written off or given away to one of his housekeepers but there is no photographic evidence of it from this date onwards...

mk1coopers

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Wednesday 6th February 2019
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Very nice, always fancied doing a replica of James Garners Blue and Sliver S

P5BNij

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Often wondered what happened to it, only ever seen three photos of it, all with him sitting in it or standing next to it. Can't post attachments at the moment but they're easily found via google.

I sold the project Mini a couple of weeks ago and I'm on the hunt for another, hopefully a decent Mk1, Mk2 or an early Mk3.

P5BNij

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As if by magic... wink






P5BNij

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Monkee Mike Nesmith's '67 Radford Cooper S, said to be the most expensive one they'd built up to that point...























A 1965 Radford demonstrator...






The Radford Works in King Street, Hammersmith...




Macca's restored Radford with its Aston DB5 rear lights...

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colin_p

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Wow!

I'm quite interested in knowing more about the black and white photo with the older chap (probably someone renowned) standing next to the car with the hoofing great big massive electric motor and heatsinks?

As for the rest of them, pure car 'pron', yes pron not porn.

I deeply regret getting rid of my 1974 '1000' back in 2006'ish to make room in the second garage for storage whilst the house extension was built.


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colin_p said:
Wow!

I'm quite interested in knowing more about the black and white photo with the older chap (probably someone renowned) standing next to the car with the hoofing great big massive electric motor and heatsinks?

As for the rest of them, pure car 'pron', yes pron not porn.

I deeply regret getting rid of my 1974 '1000' back in 2006'ish to make room in the second garage for storage whilst the house extension was built.
Some info on the electric Mini Countryman here Colin... http://www.minitravellerandcountrymanregister.org/...

I suppose the thread is more than a little self indulgent but I love the 'coachbuilt' stuff from Radford, Hooper and Wood & Pickett, not to mention all (well, most!) of the personal mods that Mini owners have done to their cars over the years. My Nan used to work in the large department store directly opposite the Radford showroom in King Street, Hammersmith and she used to tell me about all the famous faces she saw going in and out to order and collect their modified Minis.

I'm on my fifteenth Mini and all of mine have been personalised to some extent, it's half the fun of Mini ownership really. I've regretted letting them all go, even the death trap '64 Mk1 I bought which still oozed bags of charm despite having floors and sills made of cheese. (The deep purple Mk2 'WMU 211G' in some of the photos is mine wink )

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P5BNij said:
Some info on the electric Mini Countryman here Colin... http://www.minitravellerandcountrymanregister.org/...

I suppose the thread is more than a little self indulgent but I love the 'coachbuilt' stuff from Radford, Hooper and Wood & Pickett, not to mention all (well, most!) of the personal mods that Mini owners have done to their cars over the years. My Nan used to work in the large department store directly opposite the Radford showroom in King Street, Hammersmith and she used to tell me about all the famous faces she saw going in and out to order and collect their modified Minis.

I'm on my fifteenth Mini and all of mine have been personalised to some extent, it's half the fun of Mini ownership really. I've regretted letting them all go, even the death trap '64 Mk1 I bought which still oozed bags of charm despite having floors and sills made of cheese. (The deep purple Mk2 'WMU 211G' in some of the photos is mine wink )
Thanks for the link, very interesting.

I would like another one.... but have you seen the price, even for the most basic ones!

P5BNij

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Yes, some of the prices are bonkers but a good Mk1, whether it's an early one from '59 or a late one from '67 are worth looking at for their sheer charm alone. I've been looking at some recently which are very tempting, last week I was offered first dibs on a '66 Mk1 Cooper project, pretty much a bare shell, a pukka V5C and several boxes of bits but I don't really want another long term restoration project. Mk2s are the ones to go for if you fancy something usable with the right period look with exterior door hinges and sliding windows and a bit more practicality than a Mk1, but they're not exactly easy to find as they only made them for just over two years. The other variants like the vans, estates, Elfs / Hornets etc are still rising in value now that Cooper S prices are going barmey. The same goes for early Clubmans and 1275GTs.


The Mini bug is a dangerous thing... wink

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Rob Dicky

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