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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Tony in a Mini



BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
 - TONY IN A MINI  -

Dubai 1970 - Austin Mark II - 1100 cc 4 door sedan - 4 cylinder inline transversely mounted engine - 4 speed manual floor shift gear 4F+1R - Petrol, single carburetor, front wheel drive.

This vehicle, my first - the Austin Mini Minor Mark II - was a real marvel - one awesome, simple and convenient form of transport, and a practical piece of engineering - front wheel drive, transverse engine, standard track, typical big steering wheel and easy to handle. It seated five passengers including driver, with space for luggage behind the rear seats with a spare tire to boot.

I enjoyed driving this vehicle immensely. Simply loved it. Once packed 7 stalwarts in it. Had great fun driving to the beach and picnic spots around Dubai. They were popular in the late 1960s until the mid 1970s.

Austin Mark II, I miss it. Yes, I still do.