Mini Clubman Saloon
My own first car. I bought a white Mini Clubman saloon in 1977, it was three years old and already rotting away, as British Leyland cars did in those days. No matter, over the next four years it took me to the South of France and all over England as I moved around with my job. It is a good way of keeping your life simple if you know you have to use a Mini to shift your stuff when you move.
In 1969, under the ownership of British Leyland, the Mini was given a facelift by stylist Roy Haynes, who had previously worked for Ford. The restyled version was called the Mini Clubman, and has a squarer frontal look, using the same indicator/sidelight assembly as the Austin Maxi. The Mini Clubman was intended to replace the upmarket Riley and Wolseley versions. A new model, dubbed the 1275 GT, was slated as the replacement for the 998 cc Mini Cooper (the 1,275 cc Mini Cooper S continued alongside the 1275 GT for two years until 1971). The Clubman Estate replaced the Countryman and Traveller. The original "round-front" design remained in production alongside the Clubman and 1275 GT.
Dinky made the car in Turquoise & Tan and in Grey & Red from 1959 to 1964, the Police car was made from 1960 to 1961
Dinky Toys 255; Mini Clubman Saloon; Police Panda Car
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