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 BMC bus on Craigslist

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Oct 25, 2010 05:32AM THE MINI MOVER  
Oct 24, 2010 11:12PM Brimen  
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Aug 31, 2010 12:16PM COSMOWOG  
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Aug 31, 2010 10:42AM COSMOWOG Edited: Aug 31, 2010 10:47AM 
Jun 22, 2010 12:14PM Brimen Edited: Jun 22, 2010 12:16PM 
Jun 22, 2010 11:33AM COSMOWOG  
Jun 22, 2010 07:59AM Brimen  
Oct 8, 2009 07:13PM Spank  
Sep 29, 2009 03:47PM rally_x  
Sep 29, 2009 07:54AM THE MINI MOVER  
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Sep 24, 2009 01:10PM Brimen Edited: Sep 26, 2009 08:28AM 
Sep 18, 2009 05:09AM Dan Moffet Edited: Sep 18, 2009 05:09AM 
Sep 17, 2009 04:40PM THE MINI MOVER Edited: Sep 18, 2009 08:38AM 
Sep 17, 2009 09:49AM Dan Moffet Edited: Sep 8, 2010 04:59AM 
Sep 17, 2009 04:13AM Racing Green Edited: Sep 17, 2009 04:17AM 
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 Posted: Oct 25, 2010 05:32AM
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Great find Brimmen-

Hard to believe another one popped up 47 years later-

Although they show it as a "1969" model, l believe it to really be a "1963" model-

It appears fully original from the exterior, with the exception of the rear tail lights (for Spitz), which have had the red lens replaced with 3 bulbs-

The original tail lights were the same as the Morris Oxford -

If it were in N/A, l would be all over this one-

BIG AL-

new e-mail address-

Please update your records-

 Posted: Oct 24, 2010 11:12PM
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A new bus located in UK !!!

For sale at E-bay:

//cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rare-Custom-Built-BMC-Truck-1969-Restoration-/120638217310?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item1c16991c5e

That make the total to eleven "on wheels" today.


Many thanks,

Brimen

NORWAY

 

 

 

 

 Posted: Sep 5, 2010 07:29PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by COSMOWOG

I spotted the BMC Bus while at the Monterey Historics a couple of weeks ago. Seems the owner, Wayne, doesn't want to pay to have it transported across the US to Connecticut, nor does he want to drive it there either, so he has it for sale. The asking price is $95,000.00. Also spotted this orange Choke there.

 

 

 

Thanks for the info, "Cosmowog" !!!

Appreciate that.

Seems like a very high price, but you never know...

 

The blue "Hayward" bus were stored for years in the backyard at:

21965 Meekland Ave.

 

 

Many thanks,

BRIMEN.

 Posted: Aug 31, 2010 12:16PM
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Yes Terry, that is Mike in the backround of the Choke photo. He turned up in a lot of my paddock  pictures that day. We were trying to picture the 10" wheels, tires and brakes off of the P34 on a Mini. I'll have to post a few more photos on Don's  Historics post. 

 

 

 //www.canamminichallenge.com/

 

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 Posted: Aug 31, 2010 11:06AM
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Looks like Mike K. in the background Charlie...

I wonder where in Hayward that bus was stored?

 Posted: Aug 31, 2010 10:42AM
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I spotted the BMC Bus while at the Monterey Historics a couple of weeks ago. Seems the owner, Wayne, doesn't want to pay to have it transported across the US to Connecticut, nor does he want to drive it there either, so he has it for sale. The asking price is $95,000.00. Also spotted this orange Choke there.

 

 

 

 

 //www.canamminichallenge.com/

 

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 Posted: Jun 22, 2010 12:14PM
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Not the former BigAl bus, but the blue on the photo, discovered in Hayward sep. 2009.

It's one of the four US Units.

Todays owner is Mark Mitchell, the one who sold BigAls bus on RM auction, January 2010.

Wonder if "anyone" know "anything" !!!

 

 

 Posted: Jun 22, 2010 11:33AM
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//new.minimania.com/web/threadid/104254/forum_msg.cfm

 

 

 //www.canamminichallenge.com/

 

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 Posted: Jun 22, 2010 07:59AM
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This Unit is now in LA area for a "tune up" !!!

Does anyone now anything about it??

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There are a few more historic photos at this link...

http://www.flickr.com/photos//sets/72157621848910413/

 Posted: Sep 29, 2009 07:54AM
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Brimen-

 

I need your e-mail addy , so that l can send you the pic of BMC # 29 taken in Austria-

BIG AL

new e-mail address-

Please update your records-

 Posted: Sep 24, 2009 02:38PM
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"Mr. Big Al!!!

Is it OK for you that I post the photo you gave me of the two units you owned???"

Certainly-

Just a little clarification-

I know for sure from BMC personnel here in Canada, that both of the units that l owned were the only two in Canada-One served Ontario Dealers, whereas the other one, ran across Canada-

There is evidence and a picture of one unit on display at the Chicago Auto Show in the sixties-Where the other 4 units in the U S A got to, is a mystery-

Keep in mind, the original batch of units were destined to be unveiled at the same time as  the launch of the mini but BMC missed the mark by a couple of years-

I also have a pic of a unit in Germany (Austria) on a training mission-BMC 29-

BIG AL

 

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Please update your records-

 Posted: Sep 24, 2009 01:10PM
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HOW MANY ARE LEFT???

It seems to be different numbers on how many were made and how many were "here and there" !!!

I will try to give some help, but I'm only 98% sure. 

As far as I know, there is nine survivals today:

 

#1.  The Norwegian unit that were based in Sweden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2. The first unit that Big Al discovered 1998 and exported to UK 2000.

It is license BMC 27, but I have no photo of that vehicle.

 

 

#3. Second unit that Big Al discovered in 2000. The one you ALL know so well!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4. 960PJO. Seen at Silverstone July 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5. NWL683H. Seen at Clackett Lane 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#6. 168UXS. Converted to a Race Transporter in the nineties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7. The Unit that appeared in the Bay area, Aug 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#8. BMC 25, the unit converted to a race transporter by Mr. Stanworth. It's a copy of

the original transporter, BMC34, that were burn out in the nineties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9. The AU Camper, almost unrecognizable, but it's the Unit based in Victoria, AU.

Used by The Young Lions Race Team early seventies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were build a total of 33 Units, (ref: BMC Rosette 1963),

6 of the first series 1959-60), 

then 27 of the second (1963). (ref: BMC Rosette 1965).

There were one in Scandinavia, two in Australia (one of each series) four in US and two in Canada. The CanadaUnits are well known, and it now seems that one of the US Units have appared.

Some says 17 in UK, but I'm not sure of that.

 

I'm sure there's more Units out there, YOU NEVER KNOW!!!

 

Mr. Big Al!!!

Is it OK for you that I post the photo you gave me of the two units you owned???

I will mail you scan of the Newspaper article this weekend !!!

Thank you very much, appreciated it.

 

 If anyone got some facts, don't hesitate, TELL ME!!!

 

Many thanks,

Brimen

 

 Posted: Sep 18, 2009 05:09AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by THE MINI MOVER

The pic Dan posted is of Fred Stanworths' converted Bus to a transporter-

It took Fred, 3-4 years to complete this as the engineering to finish it off correctly was daunting-

I believe this particular vehicle was made in the original batch 0f 9 units, whereas mine came out in 1963, as a slightly re-designed model-

BIG AL

No credit to me, thanks.... just posting Racing Green's pix for him.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

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The pic Dan posted is of aul Stanworths' converted Bus to a transporter-

It took Paul, 3-4 years to complete this as the engineering to finish it off correctly was daunting-

I believe this particular vehicle was made in the original batch 0f 9 units, whereas mine came out in 1963, as a slightly re-designed model-

BIG AL

new e-mail address-

Please update your records-

 Posted: Sep 17, 2009 09:49AM
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there ya go!

To post a photo, I open two browser windows, one with the source image and the oterh with this post message editor. On the original image I right'click and select "copy image location". The I go to the message editor and select the little tree icon from the toolbar, and paste in the image location URL. PRESTO!

 

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Sep 17, 2009 04:13AM
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Here's the BMC25 again on this years' IMM:

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I'ld like to post them as thumbs but I still don't get how to do this.

 

 

 

 Posted: Sep 17, 2009 01:09AM
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"As you can imagine, I declined his kind offer"

 

Really??

Isn't that a bargain???     25K !!!

My oh My...

 

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As you can imagine, I declined his kind offer:

From: Mark Mitchell <>
To: Marcel Chichak <>
Subject: Fwd: '63 Pininfarina/BMC Competitions Dept. Support Vehicle
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 21:01:57 -0700

Hello Marcel, I have a proposal from RM to sell my nicer bus in their January auction. 

I would consider selling the 2nd bus for $25,000.  The busses are identical and are believed to be the only 2 that exist in the US.

If you have interest, please let me know-

Regards, Mark

Marcel - aka VA6CCD
visit my world www.starchak.ca

 

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