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Callum

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Stoke-on-Trent

Picked these up just before Christmas, no turbos involved but I thought some of you might like to see them.










Callum

448 Posts
Member #: 10396
Advanced Member Formerly mk2turbo

Stoke-on-Trent

I don't no a great deal about the history of the vans, just trying to find out more about them. The story of how I found them...I needed a tyre for a LP883 rim I have recently blasted and painted as a spare for my cooper. So I went round to my tyre fitters, they were coming out quite expensive so he told me to go see a mate of his round the corner who used to have minis, he used to give him any mini wheels and tyres he came across. He then tells me that his mate used to have two mini vans running consecutive number plates, but this is going back 15 years so probably hasn't got them anymore. So I think nothing more of the vans as I think they are long gone and just go round to ask about the tyre. "I'm sure I have got one, I will go down the workshop at the weekend and have a look" he says. Get a call a few days later and he has the tyre, so I go round his house to pick it up and get talking about minis, turns out he still has the vans! I tell him I would love to go see them if he didn't mind, a few days later I go round and have a look at them. I say to him if you ever think about selling them give me a call as I would love to own them. A few days later I get the call, "I'm going to sell the vans as I'm not going to do anything with them, you still interested?" I go to have a good look at them and we sort a deal and two weeks later they are in my workshop!


Streetscreamer

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

...make a His & Hers version..? nice cars


Turbo Phil

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Lake District

Very cool !

Phil.

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monsterob

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Crewe

i miss my van sold it to a British airways pilot and it now has an export maker on it *frown*

but the number plates look ace what a nice find in this day and age

Edited by monsterob on 28th Dec, 2018.

Outside the box


Nic

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Herefordshire

They look brilliant, what a lovely thing to find.

Could I trouble you to take some photos of the inside please?
I have a van of a similar age and would like to see how mine compares.

On 20th Jan, 2010 kal14 said:

grow up you fool .


Vegard

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Never ever should you split these :)

On 13th Jul, 2012 Ben H said:
Mine gets in the way a bit, but only when it is up. If it is down it does not cause a problem.



jonny f

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That is awesome Callum. What a lovely find.


stevieturbo

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That's a hell of a purchase !

And why in a lot of pictures of old Minis...and these vans included. Are the wipers LHD ?

Edited by stevieturbo on 28th Dec, 2018.

9.85 @ 145mph
202mph standing mile
speed didn't kill me, but taxation probably will


Turbo Phil

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On 28th Dec, 2018 Nic said:
They look brilliant, what a lovely thing to find.

Could I trouble you to take some photos of the inside please?
I have a van of a similar age and would like to see how mine compares.


You still got the same van you've always had Nic ?

Phil.

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Nic

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First mini turbo to get in the 12's & site perv

Herefordshire

On 28th Dec, 2018 Turbo Phil said:
On 28th Dec, 2018 Nic said:
They look brilliant, what a lovely thing to find.

Could I trouble you to take some photos of the inside please?
I have a van of a similar age and would like to see how mine compares.


You still got the same van you've always had Nic ?

Phil.


Yep, itís tucked up in the garage waiting for me to have the ability to replace the floor.

One day.....

On 20th Jan, 2010 kal14 said:

grow up you fool .


Callum

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Stoke-on-Trent

Cheers lads


On 28th Dec, 2018 Nic said:
They look brilliant, what a lovely thing to find.

Could I trouble you to take some photos of the inside please?
I have a van of a similar age and would like to see how mine compares.


Yeah no problem will take some later. Anything in particular you want to see?


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Thatís a great story!

On 17th Nov, 2014 Tom Fenton said:
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Who remembers this first time around: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF0a5aoEGsw


Nic

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First mini turbo to get in the 12's & site perv

Herefordshire

On 29th Dec, 2018 Callum said:
Cheers lads

Yeah no problem will take some later. Anything in particular you want to see?


Not at the moment, it would just be good to see how they compare.
I was going to upload a picture of mine to compare, but I donít have a good photo on the phone and I am away at the moment.

Do you know the history of the twins at all?

On 20th Jan, 2010 kal14 said:

grow up you fool .


Tom Fenton
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Excellent find


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On 28th Nov, 2016 Rob Gavin said:
I refuse to pay for anything else


Like fuel 😂😂

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