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 Posted: Apr 18, 2014 05:11AM
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Brother Greg first bought his 1071 S in about 1972, sold it and then bought it back awhile later.  It's near original and he still drives it on a regular basis.  He also has a Morris Minor that he bought in 1972.  It's near hot rod perfect with safety and performance upgrades. There is also a beautiful 1275 traveler that has been around for at least 20 years.  Our #88 1275 S has been in the family for just about 25 years and has been raced nearly every year since.  First me for a dozen years then Greg.  There were alot of minis and other British cars that have come and gone over the years owned by the 3 Wold brothers.  Some for days and others for many years.  It's a sickness that can only be fed by yet another.

I bought my first Morris in 65 from my dad who bought it new in 1961 and my first mini in 70 or 71.  That first mini was an 850 dressed in bright lime green.  Junk, but it got me from A to B.  Ah, the stories...

Kerm

 Posted: Apr 17, 2014 03:28PM
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Have had my mini for 2 (two) years. Wasn't running when I bought it. Currently nursing the restoration. Have never driven a mini.

 Posted: Apr 17, 2014 08:17AM
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have had the same wife that long?? this may be a bigger accomplishment than keeping a mini in the garage?

 Posted: Apr 15, 2014 08:25AM
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Any additions and/or corrections?????

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  

 

 Posted: Jun 23, 2013 07:47AM
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This is from 2008, so the years are wrong, +5, about, now, but I'm sure there are additions and corrections Please anyone who knows, go ahead and make those corrections! :

Long-Time Mini Owners in the USA Continuous ownership of same car Or Continuous ownership of any Mini/MINI

1) Shirley Blahak – since 1963 – Morris Traveler “Flossie” Mesa, AZ 45 years

2) Sherry Chandler – since 1964 – Moke So. Lake Tahoe, CA 44 years

2) Boris Kwaloff – since 1964 – 1275 Cooper S Mk I Montclair, NJ 44 years

2) Tim McGinn – since 1964 – 62 Waterford, VA 44 years

3) Todd Sloan – since 1967 1960 850 Portland, OR 41 years

3) Jim Boffo – since 1967 Cooper S New Brighton, PA 41 years

3) Tim Considine – since 1967 Cooper S Mk II Los Angeles, CA 41 years

4) Steve Gibbs – since 1968 Newport News, VA 40 years

4) Chuck Heleker – since 1968 Seattle, WA 40 years

4) Bill Gavin – since 1968, many cars MA 40

5) Mike Ehinger – since 1969 Oak Ridge, TN 39 years

5) Mike Kearney – since 1969 Auburn, CA 39 years

5) Roger Nagy – since 1969 Cooper Mandeville, LA 39 years

5) Larry Sandham – since 1969 Canada 39 years

5) Jim Flannery – since 1969 Perrysburg, OH 39 years

6) Don Racine – since 1970 Nevada City, CA 38 years

6) David Kimble – since 1970 Knoxville, TN 38 years

6) Ronald Johnson – since 1970 Toledo, OH 38 years

7) Hrach Chekijian – since 1971 Wenham, MA 37 years

8) Dale Ficken – since 1970 – Morris 850 “Ivan” Greensboro, NC 36 years

9) Tom Christ – since 1974 Worthington, OH 34 years

9) Lynn Scowden – since 1974 – 61 Austin Se7en Dayton, OH 34 years

10) Peter Braun – 21 cars – since 1965 Southport, NC 33 years

11) Jack Holdaway – 32 cars since 1976 CA 32 years

12) Hugh Cannon – since 1976 Knoxville, TN 32 years

13) Scott Miller – since 1978 - 1964 Morris Cooper Spokane, WA 30 years

14) Karl Strauch – since 1978 Grover, MO 30 years

15) “bluebox”(Don E ) – since 1978 Ontario, Canada 30 years

16) Robert Beard – since 1981 or 1982 Little Rock, AR 26 years

17) Dennis Racine – since 1983 Nevada City, CA 25 years

18) Philip Blahak – since 1968 – Austin Seven Mesa, AZ 22 years (son of Shirley Blahak, #1 on this list)

19) Angel Ruiz – since 1985 – 63 Austin Bedford, TX 23 years

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  

 

 Posted: Jun 20, 2013 07:23PM
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Very nice van! Of all the Mini's the van is my fav, other than Ivan of course!

Ivan The Mini - www.IvanTheMini.com
1960 Morris Mini-Minor 850 - Family Owned since 1973 - Built March 2, 1960
Morris Mini-Minor 850Ivan can see you!
Click on picture for more of Ivan

 Posted: Jun 19, 2013 01:14PM
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adding picture of mini

 Posted: Jun 19, 2013 01:04PM
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my mini van I brought from mike A. in 1978 and it still sits in driveway as I write. garry

 Posted: Jun 19, 2013 03:13AM
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I have a customer bought his 997 Morris Cooper new

Will have owned it for 50 years in August 2013

Still looks new

 Posted: Jun 19, 2013 02:47AM
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Austin Seven since 1969.

Roger

 Posted: Jun 18, 2013 04:09PM
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Still have my yellow Mini that I purchased in March 1970 with my first real paycheck after the Army. So 43 years of ownership, I've retired and it hasn't. It has been to a bunch of MME & MMW.

 Posted: Jun 17, 2013 08:50PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CA2SBL1275

August 1971

My screen name is what it is.

Very nice! Any old pics? new pics? Would love to see it!

Ivan The Mini - www.IvanTheMini.com
1960 Morris Mini-Minor 850 - Family Owned since 1973 - Built March 2, 1960
Morris Mini-Minor 850Ivan can see you!
Click on picture for more of Ivan

 Posted: Jun 17, 2013 08:14PM
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August 1971

My screen name is what it is.

 Posted: Jun 17, 2013 10:14AM
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I'm with Big Dog, I have wanted one for years and finally got one last year.  I now understand the memory of my dad, with his head under the bonnet, working on the engine!  He had one for a little while running his construction business out of it in England!  My mother then told me about them buying one in 1960 and driving it to the south of France, a little before my time but only a little!

 Posted: Jun 17, 2013 08:22AM
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I did a little project about the longest time owner of a Mini several years ago. I will find it and post here. Used to be a thread, but it has cycled out.

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  

 

 Posted: Jun 17, 2013 06:57AM
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Yes, I guess I am just old too as I bought my first one in 1972 and sold it 4 or 5 years later. Went Mini-less for about 25 years.

Wonder where it is now?

 

 

 Posted: Jun 17, 2013 06:16AM
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I bought my first Mini somewhere around 1971 or 1972. Technically it still belongs to me, as I never sold it, and scrapped it myself, though all I have left is the chrome script from the back door (it was a Countryman).

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

 Posted: Jun 17, 2013 04:07AM
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Bought my Mad Dog in 1985 for $1800. Still with me.

Mad Dog

 Posted: Jun 16, 2013 07:36PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex

I've had the Elf for a mere 21 years.

One of the new members in the Club has had their Mini since it was bought new in 1960.

NICE! Would love to meet the man that bought it new in 60. Now thats dedication

 

A lot of great stories!

Ivan The Mini - www.IvanTheMini.com
1960 Morris Mini-Minor 850 - Family Owned since 1973 - Built March 2, 1960
Morris Mini-Minor 850Ivan can see you!
Click on picture for more of Ivan

 Posted: Jun 16, 2013 05:37PM
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Ive had Bluebox for 35 years,many of those years the car was in storage. The first mini I had was a van handed down to me from my sister. I was 14 and learned to drive a standard on a hillside driveway.

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