Cool Wall - Mini Cooper - 1960's

Poll: Cool Wall - Mini Cooper 1960\\\\\\\'s

Sub Zero
14 73.7%
Cool
5 26.3%
Uncool
No votes 0%
Seriously Uncool
No votes 0%
Total number of voters: 19 ( Cobber, onefastmoke, Mr Forgetful, Sergi Bmw, bryan young ) See more
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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #41504 by PQD44
The star of the original Italian Job, the 1960's Mini Cooper - Which Mini and film do you reckon were the best - the ones from the 20th or the 21st Century?





Sorry I digress, the question here is the Mini pictured above - Cool?


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All the cars are now in the new Cool Wall section in the T-Bar :broon:
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8 years 8 months ago #41506 by Leigh Ping
I prefer the older mini and the original Italian job movie too. Although, I'd rather have a newer mini, given the choice of owning either one. It's safer. :)

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8 years 8 months ago #41507 by Stan_B
I owned one back in the 60s, they were and remain a cool car. Mine was Surf Blue with a contrasting white roof, de bumpered with wider wheels and a straight through Peco exhaust. I'm still here and have not really grown up but sad to say 326CCE has not. survived.
Here is is in 1967 busy being cool in the background.
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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 8 months ago #41516 by Laz1957
The original is definitely a cool car - the new one is the bastardisation of a great British icon and is totally uncool.

Leigh's remark about safety got me thinking - although not mutually exclusive the real, or perceived, 'lack' of safety can enhance a car's coolness IMHO - some people are under the impression that our cars are not safe because they have a soft top when the fact is the low centre of gravity makes it pretty hard to turn one over and fitting structural roll hoops means your as safe in a roll as a lot of 'tin can' saloon cars.

That got me to thinking about whether the Reliant Robin is cool, which got me on to 3 wheels so I'm going to put up some 3 wheel cool candidates candidates ;)
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8 years 8 months ago #41556 by Stan_B
Well Reliants are amusing. There is one old boy here who has owned one forever and buzzes around the village in it amongst the 4x4s and diesel Beemers. His breed, now sadly endangered, were known as "Arnolds" by the 750 MC who were grateful recipients of thier Ausrin 7 based engines when the little 3 wheelers shopping days were over.

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8 years 8 months ago #41588 by leemcmini
the original mini... coolest car on the planet.... fact :woohoo: :woohoo:

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8 years 8 months ago #41606 by mgfmad

Stan_B wrote: Well Reliants are amusing. There is one old boy here who has owned one forever and buzzes around the village in it amongst the 4x4s and diesel Beemers. His breed, now sadly endangered, were known as "Arnolds" by the 750 MC who were grateful recipients of thier Ausrin 7 based engines when the little 3 wheelers shopping days were over.


Same here, used to be a common site but very rare now to see a 3 wheeler, also remember when these were on the go


Sorry, getting off topic, original mini is cool, loved mine I had many years ago

MG TF LE500 27 of 500

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8 years 8 months ago #41614 by pendle lass
cool as a cucumber :broon:
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8 years 7 months ago #43200 by PQD44
OK just so you can now compare here is the old mini next to my F



the 1st generation BMW Mini


and the behemoth that is the new Mini countryman :sick:


No doubt which is the coolest in my mind
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8 years 7 months ago #43207 by Rich in Vancouver
One of the fellows at work has a 1993 Japanese market Mini. It has A/C and an automatic gearbox.
You can barely fit a sheet of paper into the engine compartment.
That said, it's still a neat little car. :broon:

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8 years 7 months ago #43208 by PQD44
I was in Paris recently and there seamed to be as many old Minis as there were new Minis. I saw dozens of them and they looked very stylish.
I only saw one F, which was in British Racing Green, and it was in a pretty sorry state, bearing the scars of years of Parisian parking skills.

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