Radford

Radford 1100s

Details of the Radford-converted 1100s are still quite sketchy, but on this page we have tried to pull together what is currently known. ALONGSIDE its much better-known Mini de Ville conversions, Radford also fitted out a number of 1100s to their ususal high standards. The first conversions, completed in mid-1963, were based the Morris 1100, […]

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The converters : Radford

Radford came late to the coachbuilding industry, and despite undertaking a wide variety of work, the name – like that of rival Wood & Pickett – would become indelibly linked with luxury Minis. DECLAN BERRIDGE tells the story of a name that was always synonymous with craftsmanship and quality – as well as swinging Minis… […]

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Mini – classic : Radford conversions

In the 1960s Radford caught the Mini wave in a big way… ITis generally acknowledged that the trend for luxuriously-specified Minis was started by the actor Peter Sellers, when he aksed dealership HR Owen to convert his new Mini Cooper into something a little more opulent and exclusive; HR Owen commissioned Hooper (Motor Services) Ltd […]

Tested : Radford MINI Miglia

Tested : Radford MINI Miglia

An iconic name from the 1960s has made a return: Radford MINI. KEITH ADAMS takes the top of the range version for a quick spin and comes away impressed, but wonders whether £34,000 is a little too much to spend on a MINI… Back to the future… JUST about everyone loves the MINI – and […]