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#1 OFFLINE   Hendry

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:39 AM

We've got "cars you didn't know existed" so now what about "specs and trims you've never heard of". I'm talking about cars you know exist, cars that are common, cars you see every day and you know the trims they come in mainly like LX, Ghia, SRi, but maybe you've seen one in a spec you've never seen before. Also maybe other members have heard of them and can explain what they are.

I'll start obviously, and I'm going back in my mind to 2002 when I remember reading the Motoring section in a newspaper and seeing models I've never heard of or even seen before or since.

Local Ford dealer had a P reg Renault Clio for sale, it was listed as a 1.4 "Champs Elysees" which I obviously know is in Paris but I've never heard of or seen another Clio this spec since.

Local Renault dealer was advertising a 51 reg Renault Espace 2.2 DCI "The Race"

A Citroen dealer was advertising a W reg Renault Clio 1.6 "Etoile"

Local Ford dealer group were doing a deal on Ford Ka "Klass"

Others were Rover 25/45 Olympic and Olympic S. Mk3 Ford Mondeo "Mistral" and the Vauxhall dealer by dad bought his mk3 Astra from in 2000 had a mk3 N reg Gold on the forecourt and the card in the window with details on said it was a "Rolling Stone"

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05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:00 PM

...a mk3 N reg Gold on the forecourt and the card in the window with details on said it was a "Rolling Stone"

Yes it was a genuine spec, there were 2? others at the time. Mardi Gras maybe?

 

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Not Mardi Gras but New Orleans was probably what I was thinking of.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:03 PM

Vauxhall were appalling for their 'special editions' for a number of years. They have a side stripe and different wheels trims and that was about it, wonders such as the Antibes that thankfully have rusted off the face of the earth.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

Dealer specials?

Buy up a load of base spec cars, fit mats, flaps and a pop up sunroof and some gaudy stickers and hey presto you have the Vauxhall Nova Jizz


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:15 PM

Apparently all these cars I've mentioned aren't dealer specials and actually proper factory spec editions that were delivered to dealers like that and not created in the dealers workshop.

Mardi Gras was Peugeot rather than VW was it not?


Tell you one that was a dealer special edition and is responsible for the wanky (Un)Limited Edition spec Corsas, the Corsa PVR (Peter Vardy Racing) Peter Vardy being a 6 site Vauxhall dealer group up here and grandson of Reg Vardy. He bought a batch of unsold white 2009 Corsa 1.2 Club 3 doors, fitted the VXR styling pack, black Team Dynamics multi-spoke alloys and painted the roof etc black and they sold like hotcakes, Vauxhall were impressed and stole the idea for themselves and created the Limited Edition but based on SXi spec rather than Club so it had sports seats, front fogs, visible chrome exhaust tailpipe, leather steering wheel, cruise and trip computer.

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Limited Edition:

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Previous Car History:

97 R Vauxhall Astra 1.6 LS

02 51 Peugeot 206 1.4 LX

04 04 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

98 S Hyundai Accent 1.3 Si Coupe

05 55 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SXi

02 52 Vauxhall Astra 1.6 Comfort

97 P Volkswagen Golf 1.4 SE

05 05 Vauxhall Astra 1.8 Design

09 59 Renault Clio 1.2 Dynamique

15 15 Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 SRi

09 09 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 CR TDi Sport 140bhp (Current)


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

First place i worked was a renault approved repairer, i remember the miriad of special additions including the MTV clio which i think just meant a cd player and these funky 3d door stickers.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:59 PM

Just realised as i was posting this i was looking at another, mk5 "mexico" escort.......two badges and a spoiler, i think they didn't even had alloys.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:49 PM

A friend of mine bought a Rolling Stones Golf brand new. ISTR VW sponsored the Stones 'Voodoo Lounge' tour and apart from the graphics, you got a prize draw to win VIP tickets to a show........(my mate didn't win).

 

It was actually a pretty dull low trim model so maybe you could call that a win.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:53 PM

Mardi Gras was definitely Peugeot. Rather bizarrely, I have the tape Peugeot supplied with them to play on the fancy standard tape deck. The dealer sent my mother one (she had a 309SR)

 

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:58 PM

Renault had a good few.

 

Nearly bought the wife a Clio "Be Bop" last week as it was the first car she ever had.  Someone beat me to it though.  Purple/Blue Paintwork with blue carpet and piping on the chairs, nothing else special at all tho!


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:29 PM

Austin Rover and the Mini / Metro range of "special" editions - a new one every fortnight...

 

 

Mini 25[edit]
  • Year: 1984 (July)
  • Based on: Mini Mayfair
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Silver Leaf Metallic (MME - BLVC421)
  • Exterior trim: Nimbus Grey
  • Decals/badges: Side and rear grey and red stripes with "Mini 25" logos
  • Interior: Luxury velvet with red piping, zip pockets fitted to front seats, red seat belts, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Equipment: 12-inch wheels, 8.4-inch front disc brakes, full-width wheel trim with arch extensions, 1275GT instrumentation, tinted glass, stereo radio cassette, twin door mirrors
  • Production: 3,500 in UK, 1,500 exported
Mini 30[edit]
  • Year: 1989 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Mayfair
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Cherry Red (COG - BLVC843)
    • Black (PMA - BLVC90)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines and 1959-1989 crests
  • Interior: Half leather/lightning cloth, red piping
  • Equipment: Minilite-style wheels, security coded stereo, leather-bound copy of Rob Golding's book ("Mini")
  • Production: 3,000 for UK

Of the 3,000 produced for the UK, 2,000 were in Cherry Red and 1,000 were Black; 2,800 were manual and 200 had an automatic gearbox.600 were made with an optional sun roof.

Mini 35[edit]
  • Year: 1994 (1959-1994)
  • Based on: Mini Sprite
  • Engine: 4cylinder, 1275cc
  • Exterior colour:
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille, lock set and door handles, auxiliary driving lamps. Electric adjustable headlamp aim. Export option: Webasto sunroof.
  • Decals/badges: Silver coachline with special decals.
  • Interior: Blue-and-pink "Jamboree" fabric; export option: all-leather, perforated leather inserts, colored piping that matched the exterior. Full walnut wood dash and door cappings.
  • Equipment: Opening rear windows, R652 stereo
  • Production: 1,000 for UK (RHD), 400 for export (LHD)

The 35 did not come with alloy wheels as standard. An automatic transmission was offered as an option. This limited edition was also offered in France, Italy and Japan, although it was identified by different names in those markets. Four hundred left-hand drive Mini 35 cars were also built for export to the Netherlands and Germany late in the model year (November 1994). They were painted British Racing Green Metallic and had all-leather interior with piping trim that matched the exterior color. They had 13-inch alloy wheels and extended wheel arches. The LHD cars also had the same silver coachlines, special decals, and a special wood-rimmed steering wheel with a 35th Anniversary horn button. Only a few were sold and the rest re-badged and sold as 1995 models.

Mini 40[edit]
  • Year: 1999 (April)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper S
  • Engine: 1,275 cc MPi (Multi-Point Injection)
  • Exterior colours:
    • Island Blue (JFU)
    • Mulberry Red (CDM)
    • Old English White (NNX)
    • Platinum sylver (MNX)
    • Solar red (EDM)
    • Epson Green
    • Black (PMF)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles. Optional Webasto electric sunroof.
  • Decals/badges: Gold or black "Mini 40" bonnet badge, anniversary decal on the body sides, chrome "GB" on boot
  • Interior: Color-matched leather seats with contrasting piping, alloy dashboard, chrome-detailed instruments with "Mini 40" between the water temp. and fuel gauge, and a leather facia top, handbrake, and gear knob.
  • Equipment: CD Player, 13-inch Sportspack wheels, Sportspack arches, twin spotlamps, adjustable headlights
  • Production: 800 models, 400 for UK and Japan, the rest for the Europe.
London Collection[edit] Mini Mayfair[edit]
  • Year: 1982 - 1996
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc / 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour: Various
  • Exterior trim: Various coloured grille, door handles, bumpers, door mirrors, plastic wheel arch extensions and sill finishers, chrome from 1992. Silver plastic wheel covers
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "Mayfair" logos
  • Interior: Various colours, seats and door cards in Chalkstripe velor (1985–1988), Prism velor (1988–1991), Chevron velor (1992–1994), Windsor velor (1995–1996)
  • Equipment: 12-inch wheels with alloy option after 1984, opening rear side windows, radio, head restraints, locking fuel cap, tinted glass, tachometer, front disc brakes from 1984, brake servo from 1988
Mini Ritz[edit]
  • Year: 1985 (January)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Silver Leaf(MME - BLVC421)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome, black-centered grille
  • Decals/badges: Red stripes with "Ritz" logos
  • Interior: Claret Red, Prussian Blue and Osprey Grey velvet
  • Equipment: 12-inch alloy wheels
  • Production: 2,000 for UK, 1,725 for export from Italy
Mini Chelsea[edit]
  • Year: 1986 (February)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colours:
    • Targa Red (CNE - BLVC641)
    • Silver Leaf (Japan) (MME - BLVC421)
  • Exterior trim: Grey bumpers and door handles
  • Decals/badges: Silver and red coachlines with "Chelsea" logos
  • Interior: Osprey Grey with red piping
  • Equipment: 12-inch alloy wheels and opening rear side windows
  • Production: 1,500 for UK, more exported

Produced after the supply of Mini Ritz's had been sold.

Mini Piccadilly[edit]
  • Year: 1986 (May)
  • Based: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Cashmere Gold Metallic (GMD - BLVC422)
  • Exterior trim: Black bumpers, black-centred grille
  • Decals/badges: Twin coachlines with "Piccadilly" logo
  • Interior: Bitter Chocolate, Coffee and Claret velvet
  • Equipment: Full-width wheel trims, push button radio
  • Production: 2,500

Many examples were exported to France and Japan.

Mini Park Lane[edit]
  • Year: 1987 (January)
  • Based: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black (PMA - BLVC90)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille surround
  • Decals/badges: 'Park Lane' logos on doors and bootlid, stripes on rear side panels
  • Interior: Beige/Black velvet
  • Equipment: Full width wheel trims, tinted windows, opening side windows, stereo radio cassette
  • Production: 4,000 (1,500 for UK, 700 for Japan)
Mini Advantage[edit]
  • Also known as: Mini Masters (Germany)
  • Year: 1987 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Mayfair
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Diamond White (NMN - BLVC655)
  • Exterior trim: Grey bumpers and door handles; black door mirrors; white wheel covers for the 12-inch steel wheels; Nimbus grey plastic wheel arch extensions and sill finishers
  • Decals/badges: Tennis-net theme on lower body sides with "Advantage" script logo; Advantage logo on upper right of bootlid
  • Interior: Flint Grey and Jade Green "Tennis Net" cloth on seats and door panels
  • Equipment: Tachometer, radio-cassette, tinted glass, opening rear windows with chrome surround
  • Production: 4,675 (2,500 for UK)

First launched in France in May 1987 to coincide with the French Open, the Mini Advantage also appeared in the UK in June of that year to be available during The Championships, Wimbledon. Originally the name was to be the Mini Wimbledon, to match the London theme of the other names, but the All England Lawn Tennis Assosciation would not allow this use of name with a tennis themed styling.

Colours[edit] Mini Red Hot[edit]
  • Year: 1988 (January)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • GPO Red (CNL – BLVC 1073)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille surround
  • Decals/badges: Black coachline and 'Red Hot' logos
  • Interior: Black velour
  • Equipment: Full width wheel trims, opening side windows, tinted glass, push button radio
  • Production: ~3,000 (~1,000 for UK)
Mini Jet Black[edit]
  • Year: 1988 (January)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille surround
  • Decals/badges: Red coachline and 'Jet Black' logos
  • Interior: Black velour
  • Equipment: Full width wheel trims, opening side windows, tinted glass, push button radio
  • Production: 3,000 (1,000 for UK)
Mini Rose[edit]
  • Year: 1989 (January)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • White (NAL or BLVC 1218) with Pastel Pink (DME)roof
  • Exterior trim: Grey bumpers, wheelarches and grille center
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with 'Rose' logo
  • Interior: Pink and Blue 'Crayons' fabric
  • Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
  • Production: 500

This 1960s theme was introduced in preparation for the Mini's 30th birthday.

Mini Sky[edit]
  • Year: 1989 (January)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • White (NAL or BLVC 1218) with Pastel Blue (JQN) roof
  • Exterior trim: Grey bumpers, wheelarches and grille center
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with 'Sky' logo
  • Interior: Pink and Blue 'Crayons' fabric
  • Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
  • Production: 500

This 1960s theme was introduced in preparation for the Mini's 30th birthday.

Mini Racing[edit]
  • Year: 1988 (January)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • BRG Metallic (HAF - BLVC617) with white roof
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and black grille center
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with 'Racing' logo
  • Interior: Black 'Crayons' fabric
  • Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
  • Production: 1,000

Some Mini Racing cars were fitted with the John Cooper 998 conversion. Otherwise, the 'Racing' was identical to the 'Flame' apart from the colour.

Mini Flame[edit]
  • Year: 1989 (January)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Flame Red (COF - BLVC818) with white roof
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and black grille center
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with 'Flame' logo
  • Interior: Black 'Crayons' fabric
  • Equipment: Full-width white wheeltrims, radio cassette
  • Production: 1,000

Apart from the color, the 'Flame' was identical to the 'Racing'.

Mini Racing Green[edit]
  • Year: 1990 (February)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • BRG Metallic (HMN) with white roof
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with 'Racing' logo
  • Interior: Black 'Crayons' fabric
  • Equipment: Three-instrument binnacle, R361 Radio Cassette, option of automatic gearbox
  • Production: 2,500 for UK (total for Racing Green, Flame Red & Checkmate), more exported

Fitted with a 3.44 final drive (as was found in the original 1961 Cooper), the 'Racing Green' could be bought with the Rover-approved John Cooper performance kit. Identical to the 'Flame Red' and 'Checkmate' apart from the color.

Mini Flame Red[edit]
  • Year: 1990 (February)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Flame Red (COF - BLVC818)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and black grille with chrome surrounds
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with 'Racing' logo
  • Interior: Black 'Crayons' fabric
  • Equipment: Three-instrument binnacle, R361 Radio Cassette, option of automatic gearbox
  • Production: 2,500 for UK (total for Racing Green, Flame Red, and Check Mate), more exported

Fitted with a 3.44 final drive (as was found in the original 1961 Cooper), the 'Flame Red' could be bought with the Rover-approved John Cooper performance kit. Identical to the 'Racing Green' and 'Checkmate' apart from the colour.

Mini Checkmate[edit]
  • Year: 1990 (February)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black (PMA - BLVC90)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, Black grille, Minilite alloy wheels
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with 'Checkmate' logo
  • Interior: Black 'Crayons' fabric
  • Equipment: Three-instrument binnacle, R361 Radio Cassette, option of automatic gearbox
  • Production: 2,500 for UK (total for Racing Green, Flame Red, and Check Mate), more exported

Fitted with a 3.44 final drive (as was found in the original 1961 Cooper), the Checkmate could be bought with the Rover-approved John Cooper performance kit. Identical to the 'Racing Green' and 'Flame Red' apart from the colour.

Designer[edit] Mini Designer[edit]
  • Year: 1988 (June)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • White (NMF - BLVC449)
    • Black (PMA - BLVC90)
  • Exterior trim: Nimbus grey
  • Decals/badges: Twin coachlines and "Designer" logos on the rear side panels and bootlid
  • Interior: Black and white striped fabric
  • Equipment: Tinted glass, opening rear side windows, leather-rim steering wheel and two vanity mirrors in the sun visors
  • Production: 2,000

The Mini Designer was often called the "Quant" in reference to the Mary Quant-designed interior and Quant Daisy motifs on the steering wheel and bonnet badge.

Mini Paul Smith[edit]
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Mini Paul Smith engine, with signature green-painted rocker cover
  • Year: 1998 (March)
  • Based on: Mini Sprite
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Paul Smith Blue (JFL - BLVC1269)
    • Also available in Black and White (Japanese market)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille, handles, and bumpers; green Great Britain isle badge on grille
  • Decals/badges: 9ct gold enamelled "Paul Smith" bonnet badge, Paul Smith rear winder sticker
  • Interior: Black leather trim, Paul Smith-scripted instrument graphics; Citrus Green glovebox interior, petrol tank and solid boot liner.
  • Equipment: Charcoal grey Minilite alloy wheels, two spotlamps, Special "Paul Smith" denim jack & tool bag
  • Production: 300 for UK, 1,500 for rest of world

Paul Smith also designed a one-off Mini with 86 different-coloured stripes.

Cooper[edit] Mini Cooper RSP[edit]
  • Year: 1990 (September)
  • Based on: Mini 30
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Flame Red (CPQ - BLVC1000)
    • Black (PMF - BLVC644)
    • British Racing Green (HAF - BLVC617)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome Grille and bumpers, body-colored door mirrors and wheelarches
  • Decals/badges: White bonnet stripes with John Cooper signatures, Cooper badges
  • Interior: Black leather seat inserts, leather bound steering wheel, red carpets
  • Equipment: Sunroof, twin driving lamps, tinted glass, alloy Minilite-style wheels, Oil Cooler
  • Production: 1,050 for UK, 650 for Japan

The RSP was the first Cooper in 21 years, and the first Mini with a 1,275 cc engine in 10 years. The most powerful carburettor engine (with the S works conversion) and the only non works mini fitted with an oil cooler as standard.

It was an instant success and sold out even before cars began to appear in showrooms, which prompted Rover to put a Cooper in full-time production.

Mini Cooper Monte Carlo[edit]
  • Year: 1994 (January and July)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper 1.3i
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Flame Red (CPQ - BLVC1000)
    • Black (PMF - BLVC644)
  • Exterior trim:
  • Decals/badges: "John Cooper" signature decals, coachline with Monte Carlo decals
  • Interior: Wooden dashboard, red vinyl seats with cream cloth center panels, red seat belts, red carpets, red leather steering wheel, gear knob, and gaiter
  • Equipment: Gunmetal Minilite-style alloy wheels, four fog lamps
  • Production: 200

The 1994 Monte Carlo was released to celebrate Paddy Hopkirk's return to the Monte Carlo Rally, 30 years after his original win.

Mini Cooper Grand Prix[edit]
  • Year: 1994 (August) - December 1996
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour: All available Rover Mini Cooper colors
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille, handles and locks
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with Grand Prix decals
  • Interior: Leather trim for doors, leather steering wheel and upholstery, glovebox-mounted plaque, walnut 6-gauge dash, door cappings and door pulls
  • Equipment: Koni adjustable dampers, four driving lamps, stainless sill plates
  • Modifications: big-valve, ported, balanced and flowed cylinder head, special cam and valve rocker assemblies, Weber Alpha fuel injection (except for the last few, which had a remapped Rover ECU), catalyzed Janspeed exhaust, revised air filter, oil cooler
  • Production: 35

Only two of the Grand Prix cars were made in a left-hand-drive configuration. The engine produced 86 hp.

Mini Cooper 35[edit]
  • Year: 1996 (May)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Almond Green (HAK - BLVC1212) with Diamond White roof (NMN - BLVC655)
  • Exterior trim: Body-coloured door mirrors and wheel arches
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "Mini Cooper 1961-1996 Anniversary Edition" decals on sides and bootlid
  • Interior: Porcelain Green leather seats with Cooper logos; matching leather steering wheel and gear knob; "Anniversary" badge on steering wheel; wooden dash with cream-faced dials
  • Equipment: Gunmetal grey Minilite-style 12-inch alloy wheels, four spotlamps
  • Production: 200 (5 of which received John Cooper Garages S specification)

The John Cooper S specification Cooper 35 produced 86 hp.

Mini Cooper Sports LE[edit]
  • Year: 1998 (May)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colours:
    • Brooklands Green (HFB - BLVC1265)
    • Black (PMF - BLVC644)
    • Roof: White
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille and handles; white mirrors
  • Decals/badges: Twin coachlines with BMC-style rosette with the words "Mini Cooper" to the rear; "V" flash in yellow (similar to British Vita Logo) above the front side indicator; BMC-style rosette with the words "Mini Cooper" on the right hand side of boot lid; white bonnet stripes
  • Equipment: Two spotlamps, sports suspension pack, 13x6-inch Sportspack wheels, Sportspack wheelarches
  • Interior: Walnut dashboard; dark green leather interior; green carpets; dark green leather and black steering wheel; dark green leather gear change boot and knob
  • Production: 100 (50 of each colour); there is some doubt that the production color split was not even and that more green than black cars were produced.

Built to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Cooper's victory in four Saloon Car Championship races in 1968.

Mini Cooper S Touring[edit]
  • Year: 1997
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior trim: Stainless steel sill covers, alloy fuel flap, Cooper valve caps
  • Decals/badges: "Cooper S Touring" side decals, "Si" boot badge, John Cooper chassis plate under front seat
  • Interior: Leather steering wheel, walnut dashboard and door cappings, alloy door handles
  • Equipment:

On the Cooper S Touring, the Jack Knight 5-speed gearbox was available as an optional extra.

Mini Cooper S Sport 5[edit]
  • Year: 1997
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
  • Decals/badges: Cooper S Sport 5 decals
  • Interior trim: Leather gear knob
  • Equipment: 13x6-inch Rover Sportspack alloy wheels, Sportspack wheelarches, 2 auxiliary driving lamps
  • Options:
    • Leather interior
    • Electric sunroof

The Sport 5 was very similar to the Cooper S Touring except that it was offered with the five-speed Jack Knight gearbox as standard.

Mini Cooper S Works[edit]
  • Year: 1999 (March)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Brooklands Green
    • Roof: Old English White
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille, door handles and bumpers
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "S works" decals. Special red-winged badges front and back.
  • Interior: Alloy dashboard, door cappings, door furniture, and foot pedals; leather steering wheel and gear knob
  • Equipment: CD player, 12-inch alloy wheels
  • Production: 250
  • Options:
    • Jack Knight 5-speed gearbox
    • Sportspack

With 90 hp output from its big-valve high-compression engine, the S Works is the most powerful Cooper ever made.[citation needed]

Mini John Cooper[edit]
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Mini John Cooper Limited Edition.
  • Year: 1999 (August)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Brooklands Green (HFB - BLVC1265)
    • Roof: Old English White (NNX - BLVC1205)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles
  • Interior: Grenadine red leather upholstery (with black piping for seats) on dash top, door liners, gear gaiter, and door pockets; red carpeting; black leather steering wheel, handbrake grip and gear knob; alloy dashboard
  • Decals/badges: John Cooper signature in chrome-plated steel.
  • Equipment: 13-inch Sportspack alloy wheels, Sportspack arches, two spotlamps, CD player
  • Production: 300
Mini Cooper Sport 500[edit]
  • Year: 2000
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colours:
    • Tahiti Blue (JRJ - BLVC965)
    • Anthracite (LQW - BLVC1266)
    • Solar Red (CMU - BLVC1278)
    • British Racing Green (HAF - BLVC617)
    • Roof: silver
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille, silver bonnet stripes
  • Interior: Black and silver leather; alloy gear knob
  • Equipment: Four spotlamps, 13-inch alloy wheels, certificate signed by John Cooper, plaque inside glovebox, high level brake light
  • Production: 500 - Last ever to classic Issigonis design.
Export-only[edit] Mini After Eight[edit]
  • Market: France / Spain / Portugal
  • Year: 1991
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • BRG
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and door handles; black mirrors and grille
  • Decals/badges: "After Eight" script on rear wing
  • Interior: Velvet seat covering
  • Equipment: 12-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers; front head restraints
  • Production: 1,500

This trim package adopted the branding of the After Eight chocolate mint in a partnership with its manufacturer, Rowntree & Company (then owned by Nestlé).

Mini Belfast[edit]
  • Market: Japan
  • Year: 1988
Mini Blue Star[edit]
  • Market: Germany
  • Year: 1996
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Tahiti Blue Metallic (JRJ)
  • Exterior trim: Body-colored wheel arches
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "Blue Star" script decals
  • Interior: Full blue leather seats with gray piping; elm dashboard, door cappings, door pulls, steering wheel, gear knob, and handbrake grip; blue leather gaiter; Magnolia instruments; black carpets
  • Equipment: 13x6 alloy "Sportspack" wheels, "German" wheel arches, twin spotlamps
  • Production: 500

The steering wheel used in the Blue Star is a RAID model 13D.

Mini Brighton[edit]
  • Market: Japan
  • Year: 1988
Mini Brooklands[edit]
  • Market: Germany
  • Year: 1998
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Colour: RNE
    • Exterior: Charcoal, also called Niagara or Charcoal Black (LVD 1207)
    • Roof: White Diamond (NAL 1218)
    • Other colour details: white bonnet stripes, white side-mirrors, white coachlines with "Brooklands" decals on sides.
  • Equipment: Koni dampers, Rover Sport Pack 13×6 inch wheels, Rover Sport Pack wheel arches, two beam lights and two fog lights in front of grill, rear fog light.
  • Interior: black leather seats with cream piping and Cooper logos, black leather stearing wheel, black leather gear knob, walnut dashboard, Cooper chrome instrument panel showing speed, fuel, water temp, oil temp, voltage and clock, alloy gas pedal.
  • Production: 600
Mini Cosmopolitan[edit]
  • Market: France
  • Year: 1993
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black
  • Exterior trim: Black grille and mirrors; chrome bumpers
  • Decals/badges: "Cosmopolitan" text on rear wing
  • Interior: Fabric-covered seats and door panels
  • Equipment: Philips CD player
  • Production: 1,000
Mini Jubilee[edit]
  • Name: Mini 1000 Jubilee (15 Years)
  • Market: Netherlands
  • Year: 1975
  • Build in Spain by AUTHI
  • Exterior Colour: Brown with White vynil roof
  • Engine: 1000 cc
  • Beam Lights build in grill
  • Jubilee logo on A-panels
  • Rostyle Wheels
  • Production: 1000 cars
Mini Kensington[edit]
  • Market: Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany
  • Exterior color:
    • Surf Blue
    • Nightfire red
    • British Racing Green
  • Interior: Leather seats
  • Equipment: Air conditioning
  • Year: 1996-1997
Mini Lady[edit]
  • Market: Netherlands, Belgium
  • Year: 1977
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Engine: 850 cc
  • extra: colour-coded Umbrella
  • 200 Cars for the Dutch Market
  • full Wooden Dashboard with Lady-badge
  • Exterior: Special Blue Striping
Mini Lapagayo[edit]
  • Market: Netherlands
  • Year: 1998
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Tahiti Blue Metallic (JRJ)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille, bumpers, and door handles; white door mirrors; white fuel filler cap
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "Mini Cooper" decals; "Lapagayo" striping and logos on lower section of doors
  • Interior: Blue leather and yellow Alcantara upholstery; walnut dashboard and gear knob; tinted windows
  • Equipment: 12-inch Minilite alloy wheels painted white; two spotlamps; package including polo shirt and umbrella
  • Production: 20

Named for the Lapagayo fashion brand.

Mini Monza[edit]
  • Market: Germany
  • Year: 1998-1999
  • Engine: 1,275 cc MPI
  • Exterior colour:
    • Tahiti Blue Metallic (JMP - BLVC65))
  • Exterior trim: Body-colored Sportpack wheel arches, "Monza" petrol cap
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with crossed-checkered-flag "Monza" decals
  • Interior: Black leather seats; burl walnut dashboard and door cappings; black carpets; Magnolia instruments with 3 additional Magnolia gauges, leather and wood steering wheel, aluminium and wood gear knob.
  • Equipment: 13x6 Minilite alloy wheels, Sportspack wheel arches, four spotlamps and rear fog lamp, chrome exhaust-end
  • Production: 500
Mini Printemps[edit]
  • Market: France
  • Year: 1979
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Beige metallic
  • Production: 500
Mini S[edit]
  • Market: France
  • Year: 1979
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Bleu Nuit
    • Black
Mini Cooper Serie 300[edit]
  • Market: Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Year: 1975
  • Based on: Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 Export (MK III)
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Beaver (Castoro), white roof
    • Black, white roof
    • Bluette, white roof
    • Green, black roof
    • Lobster (Aragosta), black roof
    • Night Blue, white roof
    • Peach (Pesca), black roof
    • Red, black Roof
    • White Ivory, black roof
  • Exterior trim: light-green tinted windscreens, black colored front and rear bumpers
  • Equipment: Britax-Sabelt sunroof, black plastic wheel arches, 4.5x10 inches Rostyle rims
  • Interior: 36 centimeters Hellebore steering wheel, all-cloth interior, lowered rear storage compartments
  • Production: ~300 (between 300 and 399)

This car, also called “Last 300 Series” or “Super Cooper” is known as the last Italian classic Mini as the Innocenti production ended with this limited edition model. Originally fitted to counter the competition of the just launched Mini 90 (introduced in the same year), it is now considered as one of the highest-quality and best-finished Minis of all times.

Mini Silver Bullet[edit]
  • Market: Germany
  • Year: 1995
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Silver Metallic
  • Exterior trim: Body-coloured wheel arches
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "Silver Bullet" decals
  • Interior: Full black leather seats with red piping; elm dashboard, door cappings, door pulls, and gear knob; black leather gaiter; Magnolia instruments; black carpets
  • Equipment: 13x6 five-spoke "Revolution" alloy wheels, Sportspack wheel arches, twin spotlamps
  • Production: 400 for Germany

The steering wheel used in the Silver Bullet is a RAID model 13D.

Mini Silverstone[edit]
  • Market: Germany
  • Year: 1993
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines and crossed-checkered-flag "Silverstone" decals
  • Interior: Leather seat edging with cloth inserts and red piping; birdseye maple dashboard, door cappings, and gear knob; maroon carpets
  • Equipment: 6x13 "Revolution" alloy wheels, "German" wheel arches
Mini Twinings[edit]
  • Market: France
  • Year: 1991
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black
Mini Woodbury[edit]
  • Market: France
  • Year: 1992
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black
  • Interior: Beige leather stamped with "Arc de Triomphe"; walnut dashboard
  • Equipment: 12-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers
  • Production: 500
Special[edit] Mini 1000 'Stripey' LE[edit]
  • Year: 1976 (January)
  • Based on: Mini 1000
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colours:
    • Brooklands Green
    • White
  • Exterior trim: Chrome, chrome mirrors
  • Decals/badges: Gold coachlines
  • Interior: Striped orange MGB-style 'deckchair' seats
  • Equipment: Reclining seats, face-level vents, two door mirrors
  • Production: 3,000
Mini 1100 Special[edit]
  • Year: 1979
  • Based on: Mini 1000
  • Engine: 1098 cc
  • Exterior colours:
    • Metallic Silver (MMB - BLVC202)
    • Metallic Rose (CMM - BLVC303)
  • Exterior trim: Clubman rear bumpers (fitted to front and rear), black slatted grille, vinyl covered roof
  • Decals/badges: Wide shaded side stripes, "Mini" laurel leaf A-panel decals, "Special" grill badge, "Mini 1100" boot badge
  • Interior: Tartan check trim, two-spoke steering wheel with "Mini" laurel leaf decal, plastic centre console and plastic passenger side under dash tray (the only production model fitted with a centre console and under dash tray as standard)
  • Equipment: Exacton 5x10 inch alloy wheels with plastic centre caps and plastic wheel nut covers, Dunlop Formula 70 165/70x10 tyres, plastic wheel arch extensions (the first production model to use this later ubiquitous design), wing-mounted side indicators (mounted higher on the wings and longer in length than other Mini models), twin door mirrors, 1275 GT instrumentation and Clubman upper dash facia. MW/LW radio, cigar lighter and clock fitted within the centre console.
  • Production: 5,100

Built to celebrate the Mini's 20th anniversary, the 1100 Special was the only round-nose Mini to be supplied with the 1098 cc engine in the UK. British Leyland supplemented the original run of 2,500 cars with an additional 2,600 due to its popularity.

Mini Sprite[edit]
  • Year: 1983 (August)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colours:
    • Cinnabar Red (CMT - BLVC399)
    • Primula Yellow (FMP - BLVC442)
  • Exterior trim: Black bumpers and grille centre
  • Decals/badges: Tapering side stripes with "Sprite" logo
  • Interior: Grey Herringbone seat facings
  • Equipment: Exacton 5x10 inch alloy wheels with 165/70x10 tyres, Mini Special wheel arch extensions, twin door mirrors, 1275 GT instrumentation and Clubman upper dash facia
  • Production: 2,500

The Mini Sprite was released in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the Mini. Its name revived the old Austin-Healey name last used in 1971. The Sprite was intended to be an intermediate trim level between the "City" and the "Mayfair".

Mini Studio 2[edit]
  • Year: 1990 (June)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black (PDE - BLVC373)
    • Nordic Blue (JQV - BLVC863)
    • Storm Grey (LOZ - BLVC867)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille, black bumpers
  • Decals/badges: Studio 2 Decals, green stripe and three green dots below the window line
  • Interior: Doeskin seat covers with green diagonal stripe, three-spoked steering wheel with unique green Mini badge.
  • Equipment: full-width wheeltrims, opening rear quarterlights and an R750 stereo, 12' steel wheels with hubcaps, front disc brakes.
  • Production: 1,500 for UK (RHD), 500 for Germany (LHD)

The Studio 2 name was first used on the Metro in 1987/88.

Mini Neon[edit]
  • Year: 1991 (February)
  • Based on: Mini City
  • Engine: 998 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Nordic Blue (JQV - BLVC863)
    • Pearlescent Caribbean Blue (UME - BLVC911)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, door handles, grille surround and exhaust tailpipe
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "Neon by Mini" decals.
  • Interior: Chevron velour with Neon badge on steering wheel.
  • Equipment: Full-width wheel trims, standard passenger side door mirror, R280 digital radio/cassette, hinged rear windows
  • Production: 1,500

The "Neon" was originally meant to be produced in Caribbean Blue Pearlecent, but problems with the new paint meant that the production version was made in Nordic Blue, at least one was produced in Caribbean Blue and sold by Startins of Redditch. The "Neon" decals on the car still had a Caribbean Blue border, which was meant to blend with the paintwork, so looked a little odd on the Nordic cars.

Mini Cabriolet[edit]
  • Year: 1991 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Pearlescent Cherry Red
  • Exterior trim: "LAMM" body kit
  • Decals/badges: Cabriolet badge on boot. Coachlines with "LAMM" decals
  • Interior: Wood-grain dash, three-instrument binnacle, wooden door cappings and gear knob, Mayfair seats and trim, leather steering wheel
  • Equipment: Clarion CRH50 stereo, Revolite alloy wheels
  • Production: 100

Rover first ordered 75 cars from Lamm Autohaus, and this was shortly followed by an order for an additional 25. After the success of this limited edition, Rover went into full-time production on the Mini Cabriolet.

Mini British Open Classic[edit]
  • Year: 1992 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Mayfair
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • British Racing Green (HNA)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles; body-color door mirrors; black wheelarch extensions and sill finishers
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "British Open Classic" decals and coat of arms
  • Interior: Stone Beige Countryman Tweed upholstery with leather inserts and green piping, cream leather steering wheel, matching doorcards and seatbelts, label stitched to seats reading "By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen"
  • Equipment: Electrically operated full-length Webasto sunroof, Minilite-style alloy wheels, R552 stereo, opening rear windows
  • Production: 1,000 for UK

The folding sunroof that appeared on the British Open Classic had been an option on Japanese cars for some time.

The British Open Classic was also made for other markets in larger numbers these can be identified by either being left hand drive, fuel injected or no tweed inserts in the seats. UK spec Open Classics were all carburetor engines but the shell is single point injection as it has the bracket on the bulk head to the right of the carburetor. Unlike most limited editions the Open Classic has opening rear windows and a two pod dash, i.e. no rev counter. The export version has a three pod dash.

Mini Italian Job[edit]
  • Year: 1992 (October)
  • Based on: Mini Mayfair
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Flame Red (COF - BLVC818)
    • Metallic British Racing Green (HAM - BLVC1216)
    • Diamond White (NMN - BLVC655)
    • Electric Blue (NMN - BLVC997)
  • Exterior trim: Body-coloured wing mirrors, white grilles, black bumpers.
  • Decals/badges: Bonnet stripes, "Italian Job" badge, crossed Italian and British flag decals
  • Interior: Black tweed, three-spoke steering wheel with Italian flag on steering wheel and front seats
  • Equipment: Tinted glass, twin driving lamps, opening rear quarter windows
  • Production: 1,000 for UK, 750 for Italy

Inspired by the 1969 film "The Italian Job", these cars were made to look like Coopers though they produced only 50 hp.

Mini Rio[edit]
  • Year: 1993 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Sprite
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Black (PDE - BLVC373)
    • Pearlescent Caribbean Blue (UME - BLVC911)
    • Metallic Polynesian Turquoise (UMG - BLVC966)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers
  • Decals/badges: "Rio" Decals on flanks and boot
  • Interior: Black with bright green Spira panels on doors and seats.
  • Equipment: R562 radio/cassette
  • Production: 750

The colours offered on the Rio were usually extra-cost options on the standard Mini Sprite.

Mini Tahiti[edit]
  • Year: 1993 (October)
  • Based on: Mini Sprite
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Tahiti Blue (JMP - BLVC65)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers
  • Decals/badges: "Tahiti" Decals with silhouetted palm trees on flanks and boot
  • Interior: Black trim with blue-and-black door and seat inserts, colour-coded seat belts
  • Equipment: Minilite-style alloy wheels, R652 radio/cassette
  • Production: 500
Mini Sidewalk / Mini Tartan[edit]
  • Also known as: Mini Tartan (Japan)
  • Year: 1995 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Sprite
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Charcoal Metallic
    • Kingfisher Blue
    • Diamond White
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers
  • Decals/badges: "Sidewalk" decals
  • Interior: Red seat belts and blue tartan trim
  • Equipment: Radio/cassette
  • Production: 1,000 for UK
Mini Equinox[edit]
  • Year: 1996 (April)
  • Based on: Mini Sprite
  • Engine: 1,275 cc
  • Exterior colour:
    • Ameranth (KMN - BLVC1223)
    • Charcoal Grey (LVD - BLVC574)
    • Platinum Silver (MNX - BLVC1209)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines with "Equinox" Decals (astrological theme)
  • Interior: Purple and black moon-and-stars printed fabric seat inserts with leather edging
  • Equipment: Tinted glass, opening rear quarter windows, R660 radio/cassette, alarm/immobilizer
  • Production: 750
Mini ERA Turbo[edit]
  • Year: 1990
  • Engine: 1,275 cc Turbocharged
  • Exterior colour:
    • Flame Red (COF - BLVC818)
    • British Racing Green (HAF - BLVC617)
  • Other special order colours:
    • Black
    • White
    • Silver
  • Exterior trim: Body kit, grille with ERA badge, five-spoke wheels with ERA emblem, rear windscreen wiper
  • Decals/badges: Turbo bonnet badge, ERA badge fitted to rear, ERA ID plate on slam panel
  • Interior: Available in full- or half-leather modified Austin Metro seats
  • Equipment: Two speakers fitted to parcel shelf, radio (same manufacturer)
  • Production: 99 UK & 337 Japan

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

Surprising, given how little mainstream appeal the music has, how may cars have names like Be-Bop, Getz and even Jazz. There was a recent radio programme covering this subject and they concluded that its about 'Jazzing up' things that are otherwise fairly wank. I'd say they're about right, at least with the cars. Have I missed any Jazz names other than the (Louis) Armstrong Siddely?


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:46 PM

Nissan did the Micra wave and the Micra dot.

They didn't get round to the Micra lite.


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Just rolling along


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BMW 320dGT M-Sport.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:10 PM

Surprising, given how little mainstream appeal the music has, how may cars have names like Be-Bop, Getz and even Jazz. There was a recent radio programme covering this subject and they concluded that its about 'Jazzing up' things that are otherwise fairly wank. I'd say they're about right, at least with the cars. Have I missed any Jazz names other than the (Louis) Armstrong Siddely?

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Hugh FRASER
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:15 PM

Our Mondongo is badged LX, but on the V5 states it as a Mistral, I'm sure the base mk2 Mondeo was known as the Aspen


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

Nissan did the Micra wave and the Micra dot.

They didn't get round to the Micra lite.

 

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..... Micra litelightened @ 1st MOT, shirley ?

 

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Wallsend?.....it's not the End of the Walled ;<)

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:13 PM

Vauxhall Astra 888:

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Only 100 made.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:17 PM

My Hyundai Stellar is a 'Gold Medal Edition.'  It differs little from a GSL, except for external graphics, available colours (metallic gold - actually more like bronze), special gold alloys and a gold medallion stuck to the dashboard.  It commemorates the 1988 Olympics which were held in Seoul, South Korea.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

I love those Zero Credibility Vauxhall 'speshal idisions'. A neighbour had an Irmscher grill put on his coupe. So what? Who are Irmscher? Who are MSD? What does 888 mean? Is Peter Vardy a racing driver? Why did he pick such a lame chassis to put his name to?

Naff cars. Naff name.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:42 PM

I love those Zero Credibility Vauxhall 'speshal idisions'. A neighbour had an Irmscher grill put on his coupe. So what? Who are Irmscher? Who are MSD? What does 888 mean? Is Peter Vardy a racing driver? Why did he pick such a lame chassis to put his name to?

Naff cars. Naff name.


Agreed!! LOL

Irmscher is a German Vauxhall/Opel styling/tuning parts Company, MSD is Motorsport Developments who made for example, some Vectra SRis into GSi MSD models by fitting electric recaro seats, some badges and plaques and different cams and a different body kit I think. 888 is TripleEight Race Engineering who tinkered with the performance of some "sporty" Vauxhalls and Peter Vardy is a Vauxhall dealer group founded by the grandson of Reg Vardy after Sir Peter sold the original company to Pendragon. Yes I've an unhealthy interest in Vauxhalls, there I said it!!

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:48 PM

I might do a 'Sierraman Special' Corsa, deleted radio, electric windows and no air con. They'll be pale yellow with the shittest hubcaps I can find, the only concession to 'special' there'll be will be a stripe I'll apply. There will be only 500 made and they will be £15,995. This will be a reflection of the shit heritage I'll be giving my name to.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

Sold a Renault Clio Ripcurl a few months ago - Ripcurl decals, red cloth on the side of the front seats, USB/AUX stereo and that thing all 17 year olds crave - a rubber boot liner :D
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:53 PM

A lot of the surfers are piss wet through after following their said hobby. Ideal therefore for a Renault.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:04 PM

Agreed!! LOL

Irmscher is a German Vauxhall/Opel styling/tuning parts Company, MSD is Motorsport Developments who made for example, some Vectra SRis into GSi MSD models by fitting electric recaro seats, some badges and plaques and different cams and a different body kit I think. 888 is TripleEight Race Engineering who tinkered with the performance of some "sporty" Vauxhalls and Peter Vardy is a Vauxhall dealer group founded by the grandson of Reg Vardy after Sir Peter sold the original company to Pendragon. Yes I've an unhealthy interest in Vauxhalls, there I said it!!

 

Well not really, not when 888 were running and winning the BTCC with Astra Coupes at the time. I suspect a Racing Puma is a better car, though slower, but at least Vauxhall were making an effort.

Did MSD run the racing BTCC Vectras? I can't recall. DC Cook Racing and Ecurie Ecosse ran Cavs, then Ray Mallock then eventually 888 but I don't know about MSD. I think they ran the Accords for a year or two.

Irmscher use to be a pukka racing time, like Abarth with Fiats, but were bought out and now it's a name to a spoiler, sports grille etc.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:24 PM

Sold a Renault Clio Ripcurl a few months ago - Ripcurl decals, red cloth on the side of the front seats, USB/AUX stereo and that thing all 17 year olds crave - a rubber boot liner :D

A lad at work has a Citroen Cactus Rip-Curl,that has ripcurl wallpaper on the front and rear wings.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:30 PM

I'm trying to remember the Ford special editions done on the focus and fiesta. I seen them a lot around 2006 when I was delivering to a Ford dealers. I think it was the gtr. Based on an lx but with alloys, body trim and stickers. The fiesta didn't have electric windows either.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

Vauxhall also did a special edition vectra with a turbo 2.0 in the vectra c. Edition 100 maybe?

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:48 PM

I love those Zero Credibility Vauxhall 'speshal idisions'. A neighbour had an Irmscher grill put on his coupe. So what? Who are Irmscher? Who are MSD? What does 888 mean? Is Peter Vardy a racing driver? Why did he pick such a lame chassis to put his name to?

Naff cars. Naff name.


I think it was actually properly tuned, had new suspension, blue interior, different body kit. 888 are a tuning company like Prodrive, they build the Vauxhall BTCC cars. It wasn't just a badge, which probably isn't actually in line with the thread.

Like the Puma Racing, you had to prove ownership before you could buy parts from the dealer for it.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:49 PM

It's funny because the Cavalier SRI had a really good name back in the day, they should have stuck with it instead of bringing out all this no-name shit.

Had the misfortune a few months ago to be in the Vauxhall Dealers buying some breathers for a Corsa C. They had all the regalia in the brochures for the Irmscher stuff, a lot of the 'Yoofs' seem to go in for it, again I found it odd because you couldn't pull the wool over their eyes with a pair of Kelvin Kline pants, why they went in for paying £300 for a bumper skirt I'll never know. This 'Irmscher' stuff obviously carries a lot of weight with children these days.




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