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BMC mobile workshop / race transporter?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:34 am    Post subject: BMC mobile workshop / race transporter? Reply with quote

Morning all,

This old girl deserves to be restored, one of the BMC mobile workshops that were built for the company in the 1960s. A small number of these were built as race car transporters from new, and several of the surviving workshops have been converted into this role in more recent times.

https://ebay.to/36ZXQro



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting gear shift pattern.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First gear probably only used when needed on very steep hills and heavy loads, not in your "day to day" driving Very Happy

Seems the windscreen is broken, the rear too. Good luck finding a replacement Confused
Missing its front bumper?

Super old bus!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They also used them as mobile classrooms. We had one in our yard for a while when I was an apprentice in the late 50s. Apprentices from other BMC dealers came to us for training,probably when the mini was new in '59 The registration number was BMC ---, but I can't remember the number.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just noticed that the description says it has a Perkins diesel engine. I suspect that might have been a conversion for economy, as the one I remember was definitely petrol, because I filled it up when it left!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there was one of these in the usa on the chasing classic cars prog at an auction
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the snotty way some people advertise on eBay. Like this chap, "Don't ask me to lift a finger to answer questions, you can see what it is, now buy it!" Very Happy

idiot...
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