More from the 2013 International Mini Meeting held at the Mugello circuit in Italy. Back in October 1967 the British Motor Corporation staged a great coup by poaching stylist and product planner Roy Haynes from Ford of Britain.
Perhaps Roy Haynes’ best known work for British Leyland, as it became, was the Mini Clubman. However the long nosed Mini did not go down well in Europe and from 1977 the Seneffe plant in Belgium began producing the 1100 engined ‘Mini Special’, basically a round nosed saloon with Clubman levels of equipment.
However the Mini estate from 1970 to 1982 was only ever available with the Clubman nose, take it or leave it. One enterprising owner from the Colmar Mini Club, in the Alsace region of France, has created this round nosed estate in 1970s style.
What do you think?