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  • 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. Read 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. Read 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.  Read 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 Read more

  • Mini Cooper
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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 Read more

  • Innocenti Mini
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    Innocenti Mini

    As the owner of an Innocenti Mini, it's good to know that you can run into 'some problems' while doing it. The – Italian – Innocenti, a company founded by Ferdinando Innocenti, produced refrigerators, mopeds, scooters and cars, among other things. License construction In 1960 a contract was concluded with the then British Motor Corporation Read more

  • Citroën DS
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    The Nose of the Pike: Citroën DS

    If our salesman Marc gladly informs me that we are going to auction a great 45 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'm in a neighborhood in Amstelveen where a garage door slowly has a pointy nose Read more

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