The company was struggling against the unholy trinity of industrial action, good value imports and consumer apathy – but at least the girls were still pretty…
A view of the delightful Sue Cuff, showing a cheeky amount of thigh, this time celebrating a rather important milestone… For ‘Prendergast Sweedlepipe’, who was involved with BL publicity at the time this image brought back memories: ‘Sue Cuff was (maybe still is!) a cute kid – and ideal for photography in and around Minis because she was so petite, she made the car look bigger! Her agent brought her onto our stand at the Motor Show in 1974, if memory serves, and my boss took a shine to her, arranging for her to do several photo-shoots in the months that followed.’
Mini Clubman on Denovos
It’s nice to see some things don’t go out of fashion….
Your mother wouldn’t like it, but we reckon you will…
You can almost see the goosepimples… ‘Prendergast Sweedlepipe’ again: ‘The Princess/MGB model is ‘Saskia’, a Birmingham based model – real name Pat Parkes. Classy indeed – she did a lot of work for brochure and PR shots.’
What better and more inviting demonstration is there of the Maxi’s bedtime capabilities? More from ‘Prendergast’: ‘Maxi – well, we had to launch this mild , mostly interior facelift on the Maxi over one Easter, so I thought, how about an Easter Bunny theme? I borrowed a selection of bunnies from Barnabys, the posh toy shop in Solihull, and took the Maxi to Hurlstons in Bournville, where we had an enjoyable afternoon deciding what poses looked best. Sweet girl.’
Clearly, you’d have one of these…
We love the go-faster stripes and low slung stance… the Allegro’s not bad either. There is a saucier version of this shot, but the ‘net nanny wouldn’t allow us to display it here. For the curious, you can click here.
Sex sells… that was certainly the hope when they put together the brochure for the avant garde TR7…
The model’s heels clearly weren’t a match for the TR7’s lofty ride height…
We always knew the Princess was a classy ride…
Will the dress and that hat actually fit in the Princess’ commodious interior?
You know what they say about SD1 owners and their love of the countryside… well here’s the proof. Those boots are definitely not made for walking…
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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