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1971 Morris Mini Clubman 1100 [YDO22]

1971 Morris Mini Clubman 1100 [YDO22] in Robbery, Movie made for TV, 1985 IMDB

Class: Cars, Supermini — Model origin: UK — Built in: AU — Made for: AUS

1971 Morris Mini Clubman 1100 [YDO22]

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marioman3138 AU

2009-11-14 00:35

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either or

valiant1962 AU

2009-11-18 03:12

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Left one is a Leyland Mini Clubman, right one is a Morris

-- Last edit: 2009-11-18 03:13:04

dsl SX

2011-06-03 18:05

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Probably Aus made, so 1971+ Morris Mini Clubman 1100 [YDO22] as it was known locally with the 1098cc engine; 998cc was YDO21. "In August 1971 the Clubman was launched in Australia where unlike the UK, it replaced the round nosed version. The Australian Mini had been the first variant to use wind-up windows back in 1965, although unlike UK cars, it retained external hinges. The Clubman continued to use these doors.... a choice between the Morris Mini Clubman 1100, which used a locally made 1098cc engine, and Clubman GT which had 1275cc. Both retained hydrolastic suspension until April 1973. In April 1972 the Morris marque was phased out and these cars became Leyland Mini Clubmans and in 1973 they were renamed just Mini and Mini S. In 1975, all manual gearbox UK Clubmans received the larger 45bhp 1098cc engine, but the automatic transmission versions continued with 998cc. Perhaps when the Austin Allegro failed to sell in the numbers expected BL had a surplus of 1098cc engines to use up. Ironically in Australia, the Clubman switched from home made 1098cc engines to 998cc units imported from the UK...

From 1976 the Australian Mini Clubman began to appear in more upmarket variants, beginning with the limited edition Mini SS, which had alloy wheels, a stereo and superior trim, followed in 1977 by the Mini Sunshine with a sunroof and tinted windows. In March 1977 the first LS model appeared, a 998 cc car with upmarket trim and magnesium wheels. This was followed by the 1275 LS in August 1978 which also had 12 inch wheels, the only Aussie model to use them. Unfortunately the 1275 LS became a rare model as all Australian Mini production ceased in October 1978 when the factory at Enfield, New South Wales closed." from http://www.aronline.co.uk/index.htm?ado15ado20f.htm .

-- Last edit: 2012-05-03 23:48:06

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