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 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 10:43PM
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Hi Ya Mac!

       Congratulations on your new Wagon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have some work ahead of you, but how exciting that you finally landed your Wagon. Talk soon.

                                                                                      Mini Estate

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 03:39PM
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I need to go through all the boxes to see if the latches are there, I hope so! If not, I will have to search, or have some made. That dash is Hideous! EEEEEWWWWW  I will most likely keep all the cards, and use most as patterns, but keep them in good shape. If I don't paing it green, maybe I could use them. I don't think that is a very good color combo, green and red, unless it's a Christmas float! I though maybe a nice cream color interior???? That is a far off idea right now. The 1275 is in pieces, but supposedly all there. Gotta get that heritage cert.

 

 

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 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 02:59PM
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Welcome to the club Ron -Looks to be in decent shape, way better than mine except mine was unmolested -  I think the guy originally told me there was @ 2 wood kits - enough to put one together. 1275 AND disk brakes already - ya done good - thanks for the props. Did it come with all the metal window latches? I'll take first dibs on all the red interior bits but not the dash....

 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 02:30PM
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looks to me like the original color is white? with red interior

 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 01:23PM
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Ok, here he is, Morris is a 1965 Morris Traveller, who needs quite a bit of work. I think I got a fair price. It really is in better shape than my S was in. I am going to make a car that is stock in apperance, but is capable of highway speeds, and has a very comfy ride! It will be used for deliveries for my Screen Printing business, and for driving to MME/MMW. I want to join that club! It will most likely be dk. green, which looks like the original color. It has red interior, but that Will not stay red! Gonna go with a center binnical, 1275 engine, springs, alternator, and I am going to try to find some more starmags to match the ones that came with it. I did find out it was originally sold in Norfolk Va. to someone called Eric VonMuller(an old friend of Scargo), so I need to track him down somehow? It came with a newsletter from April '96, from M.a.d.m.e.n. mini club. The newsletter is cool, with some familiar names in it. It will be a long term project done on a tight budget. It already has disks up front, so I just need to re-build them. I am going to start looking for parts, and start to take it all apart soon. A Big thanks goes out to Superfly for putting me onto this car, and to Scargo for going to check it out and to relay pics to me. It will be blasted in someway to find all the "cancer" and then put on the rotisseri.

Oh yes, anyone want the dash out of it???

Here are some pics:

 

 

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 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 10:57AM
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Yea, Superfly, The price was right, so I took it home with me. I will post some pics and info later!

 

 

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 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 10:49AM
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I heard we got one more on the Forum this weekend - macmanron brought home a stray Woody...... Can't wait to see pics!

 Posted: Mar 23, 2010 10:25AM
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Thanks Chuck!

 Posted: Mar 19, 2010 02:33PM
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As long as the plate looks like the original one, the most likely answer is that it was time for tea break at Longbridge and the guy just forgot to put in the L. Everything else fits.

 Posted: Mar 19, 2010 12:26PM
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Austin Mini Countryman...with Car/Chassis Number confusion...

Heritage Certificate just received confirms that the official record had the "L" in the Car/Chassis Number A-AW7-L/140141, Engine Number 8AM-U-H/195151 and Body Number 11819.

Specification - LHD, North American Export, Colour - Tartan Red, Trim - Grey and Red.

Date of Build - 19 July 1961, Date of Dispatch - 20 July 1961

Destination (Dealer) - New York

Factory Fitted Equipment - Heater, Whitwall tyres, Less overriders

Car/Chassis Number plate reads: A-AW7 - 140141 (NO "L")

Mini was Orange when it got into Kent Summers' hands and inspired the Orange Ogre race car.

So, a mystery still.

 Posted: Mar 19, 2010 08:20AM
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Thanks for starting this thread!  I have really enjoyed looking at the variety of cars.  I might as well add my project too.  I have a 1967 (late Mk1) Austin Countryman Tinny with about 34,000 original miles.  It still is entirely original and the interior is still in great shape.  I am working on completing a few panel repairs to remove the rust and refubishing it to be original.  Here are a couple pictures.  I hope that mine will someday be nearly as nice as some of the finished cars in this thread! - Eric

 

 

 Posted: Mar 19, 2010 01:38AM
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Well THANKS guys I have counted roughly 32 wagons with photos and mentions of many more , and what a HUGE variety , good, bad, indifferent, restored ,stuffed , and mine , I appreciate you all putting up your pictures , and I hope that you have got something from this thread too. The picture is of a woody recently restored in New Zealand.

Grant

 Posted: Mar 13, 2010 01:20PM
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Hi Ya Mate!

        I'm thrilled that I could be of help, but I feel I should actually be thanking you for bringing these (6) rare Wagons back to my attention!!! I completely forgot about them after losing everything in my PC to a virus a couple of years back. I was awestruck to have found the website we now share. It is mindblowing isn't it, to have proof that 'The Cooper Car Company' actually built some Cooper 'S' spec Woody Wagons! I don't care for the squared headlamps, (but it looks like that was an option anyway?) At one time, I did try to locate any photo that might exist with Steve McQueen and his special equipped Mini Woody Traveller, but to no avail. I even joined his online fan club to glean any info. No one ever heard of his Wagon, only his Saloon. I may have to reboot my search now eh!!!!! Take care WOODY!!! Talk soon!!!             Mini Estate

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: Mar 13, 2010 01:31AM
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Mate, I don't know what to say, for years I have been telling people that the way that I have built my wagon is "period " now I finally have the proof !THANK YOU, and that site is on my favorites list ! The Monaco that is mentioned there are 2 in Sydney 1 is a race car that has been restored and the other a road car that comes to shows every now and then.

 Posted: Mar 12, 2010 03:58AM
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Woody,

       I got lucky. Here you go. You weren't imagining it, nor was I! Only (6) ever built by 'The Cooper Car Company'. Steve McQueen bought (2) of them according to this source at 'NON BMC VARIANTS'. Go to this site and scroll down (9) spots---

//mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/variants.htm

Here is a copy of the brochure also >>>>>>>

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: Mar 12, 2010 03:45AM
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Hi Woody,

       Right you are mate! I at one time searched and found the actual sales brochure for the very Wagon that you mentioned! It was for a Mini Countryman/Traveller with Cooper 'S' specs. Very few were built, and if I remember right, only (4) of the special Mini Woodies ever made it to the 'States'? I used to know the name of one of the gents. He was some Hollywood Producer of sorts. Maybe his name will come to me, and then I could relocate the info that I lost in my last "nuked" PC. It seems that Paul Newman or Steve McQueen also special ordered the same Hi-Pro Woody Wagon, but I've never seen a photo of the car with either personality. I also seem to remember that these Wagons were custom built with power windows. I know Clint Eastwood's Mini Woody has power windows, but I have no idea if it is one of the famed Wagons? I'll get back with you later OK.                         Mini Estate

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Has anyone heard or read about this one ,I am sure I read on a website some time ago and I haven't been able to find it since ,that at certain dealers in England you could order your woody or tinnie, new, with 1275 and disc brakes, the dealer would then install said pieces for a price of 550 pounds?

 

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 Posted: Mar 12, 2010 12:29AM
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Has anyone heard or read about this one ,I am sure I read on a website some time ago and I haven't been able to find it since ,that at certain dealers in England you could order your woody or tinnie, new, with 1275 and disc brakes, the dealer would then install said pieces for a price of 550 pounds?

 Posted: Mar 11, 2010 01:33PM
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Hmmm.............. I don't see where there would be any animosity, since all the Austin Countryman and Morris Travellers were both produced at the Longbridge Plant???       Mini Estate

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 Posted: Mar 11, 2010 10:56AM
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Perhaps cahnges were made at different times depending on whether Austin or Morris which were made in different factories in the day and the availability of new parts. Austin and Morris operated independantly at the time and there was a great deal of animosity between them.

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. G.B.S. Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Oscar Wilde

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 Posted: Mar 8, 2010 09:48PM
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The cover is supposed to fit a new mini clubman wagon, you know the one with the worlds stupidest rear door, particularly for RHD cars, think about it. we got the cover in exchange for having the woody on display at a MINI dealer for a couple of weeks prior to the release of the new wagon and after having it for some time decided to alter it to fit a REAL woody, it works bloody well !!!! The board fits the look of the car like nothing else and woody looks quite naked without it .

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