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  • Mini 1275GT. Classic driving pleasure guaranteed
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    Mini 1275GT. Peppered classic driving pleasure

    Promise makes debt, and then debt is fun, very fun. Because there has been an appointment at Hofman Leek for some time to take a closer look at several classics from the extensive stock. This is how we end up on a cold, but bright day in the beautiful hinterland of Leek. With the Mini 1275 More

  • Citroën DS 20 Break
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    Citroën DS 20 Break. The Nose of the Pike.

    When owner Marc gladly informs me that we are allowed to photograph a great 50 year old 7 seater station wagon, it can be German, French, Swedish or American, but in any case something beautiful. When a few days later I am in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly has a pointed nose with a split More

  • Mini 1275 GT. British Leylands' successor to the Cooper S
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    Mini 1275 GT. British Leylands' successor to the Cooper S

    At the end of the sixties, the builders of the Mini Cooper and the Cooper S could look back on a successful period. The peppery Mini Cooper S surprised friend and foe in the 20s by winning the Monte Carlo Rally three times officially and once unofficially. Two successful generations of the Cooper were followed by the ADO 1275 variant of the sportsman. The Mark III made its appearance in that year. He was joined by his successor, the Mini XNUMX GT. More

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    Mini Cooper and the magical Cooper S

    When the Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor saw the light of day in 1959, designer Alec Issigonis could not have imagined: The little Mini would form the basis for a car that surprised everyone and everything in international rallies: The Mini Cooper S.It became the most appealing Mini version during the 41 year that the Classic Mini was built. More

  • Austin Mini Cooper S copy
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    Austin Mini Cooper S (1977) look-a-like 

    Stefan Schoof's 'pride' started his car life as a Mini 1100 special. Through effort, enthusiasm and dedication, he turned it into a 'look a like' Mini Cooper S. Stefan was a fan of English cars from a very young age, so no episode of the comedy series by Mr. Bean, in which the Mini played a leading role.  More

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    Kit cars, some reader comments

    We recently talked about kit cars. And whether those kind of endearing (or brutal) bastards could also be 'classics'. We jubilantly think so and fortunately after our call we also found kit car owners among the AMK online readers. If you are a subscriber to our monthly magazine Auto Motor Klassiek are (that's easier and More

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    The difference between a Mini Cooper 'S'

    The first Mini Cooper I ever had was one from Scalextric. It was very small. The modern Mini, however good it apparently is and sells, is a mockery of the name. When I see such a modern Mini I always think of an acquaintance who called his Saint Bernhard 'Truusje'. It More

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