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BigHealey



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:02 pm    Post subject: BMC Accessories Reply with quote

What wierd or wonderful BMC accessories does anyone have lying round? I'd love to see photos of some of the more unusual period accessories. I'll start off; here is a blanket in my collection:



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen a BMC rug before Smile I have a few of these maps for different areas, if that counts?



and also some period Austin of England touch up paints, found rolling around the floor in a scrap A35 many years ago!



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I've also got a fair few of the BMC maps, they are quite difficult to get hold of in good condition as the plastic tends to peel off the covers!!

I like the touch up pens, I'm amazed they did pens, I was only aware of the small tins they did!
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two variations of the larger BMC maps, one Austin, the other Nuffield (I've also got an original black vinyl cover for these somewhere)



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the cover that was available for these maps, not terribly exciting however Smile



Pre-dating BMC somewhat, but I like these earlier Austin maps too



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these the touch up tins you were referring to?



This is the old BMC/Austin service agent tax disc holder I put in the A40 Devon, this one issued by Hargreaves and Bailey Limited, of Blackpool. Not sure if this pre-dated BMC or not



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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yes Rick, that predated BMC....
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That BMC rug? had one for years in the car, didn't know it was a BMC accessory though, must have come with one of the cars I bought. Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if there was a matching picnic set, thermos flask etc ?? Smile

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a BMC Drivers Club lapel badge but I gave it away when I sold my Morris Oxford.
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roverron wrote:
I used to have a BMC Drivers Club lapel badge but I gave it away when I sold my Morris Oxford.


was that for the commercial drivers?

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, BMC drivers club was only for commercial vehicles, I have original membership forms for it somewhere.

With regards to the blankets, I found an 1962 MG accessories brochure which lists them, here is a scan of the page, notice how many different clans were available!!! :

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice stuff Very Happy I have started a thread about genuine Volvo accessories,
on the Swedish 122 forum, but luckely enough I also have British cars Cool
I have the AKF 1016, BMC ashtray(NOS) this was a accessorie for the MK I Mini,
I also have 14A 7176 and 14A 7177, BMC door protector plate, L&R(NOS)
then there is a ADA 1619 ashtray, for dash(NOS).
I really like that blanket Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it's relevant to this old thread, today I've put a couple of leaflets relating to BMC Accessories on the site. Included is one for BMC travel rugs, just like the one at the start of this thread Smile

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/bmc-accessories.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not actually an accessory but these were fitted in the vehicles sold by the BMC dealership where I worked! Cool

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