Robert M Mini red and white

Dainty

I am a mini lover from way back to the late sixties, as a teenager my first contact with a mini was when a friend was migrating and was selling his 63 Mini for eighty jamaican dollars,although having the cash, my father refused and the car was sold to another friend. Back then mini was a very sporty and at the time very fast car and all young guys wanted one.In 72, After high school I went to work and the only car I have ever really owned was Minis, until I migrated in 1990.Fast forward, in 2008 I attended a wedding in the state of Florida and heard some one whom I did nor recognized telling some guys that he was in a Mini with a group of guys speeding down a street back in Jamaica and that they couldnt negotiate the turn and had to choose going down a pedestrian walkway. upon enquiry I found out that we were old friends in the very same car at the very same time.Back in America I started searching from 1990 for a Mini without success until 2009 when I acquired a 65, four year earlier I acquired a MG Midget which is still in my Garage.Today all I can say is HAPPY MOTORING and hoping for many years HAPPY MOTORING with my Mini. I also have a collection of about fifty minis toy models from old to new, price ranging from fifty cents to a few hundred dollars. The name Dainty came from my six year old grand Daughter, one day I took my car around the block, my wife asked where I was and my grand reply was grand pa is coming up the drive way in Dainty his little Bikey.She is now twelve and still love my little Bikey. I guess one could say I am just a Mini Lover

Robert

4 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Brian United States March 11, 2015 at 21:41
    A 65 Mini would be a MkII, with external door hinges and sliding windows. I don't think the pictures posted are of a 65.
  • 2
    Brice Northern CA March 14, 2015 at 11:45
    Brian you are correct about the hinges and windows but I have a '65 Mini and it is a MKI.
  • 3
    James Northern California March 24, 2015 at 18:43
    Car is late 80's to early 90's and thus wouldn't be legal in CA. Might not be legal elsewhere in the U.S. if built later than 1990. Probably a revin with '65 papers. Size of doors, size and type of windows, door hinges all are wrong for a '65. Car should be hidden away until it is known to be at least 25 years old. If in CA will never be legal.
  • 4
    Ken Florida March 27, 2015 at 23:28
    My first Mini was over 20 years ago. I was helping a friend fix the rust on his Chevy pickup. We went into his granmothers garage and I saw this little red thing in the corner. I said Bill what is that? He said oh thats my Mini. I said lets get all the stuff off of it so I can see it. It was a 1960 red with the door falling off and lots of rust. I said I will fix your truck weld in new pannels you give me the Mini. He said OK. I got it home and got it running. Took it for a drive and I just could not stop smiling. This was a go cart for adults and i just loved it. I am now on my 5th Mini a Rover Mini cabriolet. A beautiful factory made convertible. Less than 300 were made and I have one.

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